PANAJI: TriGoa Foundation 2020-21 season’s first 200km Brevets Randonneur Mondiaux (BRM) on Sunday saw an inspirational performance by Adlin Mascarenhas as she was the lone woman among 58 cyclists to complete the endurance ride.
A homemaker and mother of two children, the Camorlim-based 40-year-old Adlin was successful in finishing the challenging 200km ride within the stipulated 13 hours and 30 minutes cut-off duration.
“This is my third, 200km cycle ride. I intend completing the 300km, 400km and 600km rides to get the ‘Super Randonneur’ title. When grandmothers across India are riding BRM cycle rides, what is holding us Goan women behind?”, said Adlin with tremendous determination.
The event also witnessed 10 cyclists including three women successfully complete the TriGoa 100kms Brevet Populaire ride, which was held concurrently so as to offer aspiring endurance cyclists the experience and confidence to participate in long distance, self-supporting BRM format. Rebecca George, Megan Fernandes and Micha Fernandes were up to the task. The successful finishers are eligible for a medal and certificate from Audax India Randonneurs (AIR).
“We are very happy to see that four women cyclists completed their respective rides. This should hopefully motivate more women cyclists to participate in TriGoa’s upcoming events.”Rajesh Malhotra, Founder, TriGoa Foundation
The 200km ride labelled as the ‘TriGoa Coastline BRM’, took the cyclists from Panaji across South Goa’s famous coastline of Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Cola, Agonda and Pollem and back via Margao, Borim and Old Goa. All successful 200km cyclists will receive a special medal and certificate from Audax Club Parisien (ACP) in France. TriGoa is an affiliate club of Audax India Randonneurs (AIR) and Audax Club Parisien (ACP), further added a media release issued on Monday.