PANAJI: Margao-based Xaxti Riders cycling club will organise the first 100km all-women cycle ride on Sunday (November 8). A group of 25 women cyclists will participate in this unique event.
“A Century ride is always special for self-confidence,” explains ride coordinator Binota Nadkarni. “I am sure that this first-of-its-kind initiative by Xaxti Riders will not only encourage participants to push the limits but would inspire many other potential women cyclists.”
The easy-paced and fully-supported ‘Go Girls Go 100!’ will be flagged off from Margao at 5:30 am. The riders will be treated to a nourishing breakfast at halfway point. There will be water points at 30km and 75km each.
“Unlike other cycling challenges, ‘Go Girls Go 100!’ is absolutely free for the participants and we haven’t charged even for basic registration,” said Nadkarni.
Although the event generated more-than-expected response, Xaxti Riders had to restrict the ride participation at 25 due to safety considerations on account of the pandemic, say the organisers.