New Record By Indian Women Riders
TVS Scooty Zest Himalayan Highs Season 2 riders have entered India Book of Records for being the first women group to conquer Khardung La on an 110cc scooter.
Indian automaker TVS Motor Company has announced the successful completion of its Scooty Zest Himalayan Highs Season 2 with a group of 11 women riders. The challenge was to conquer Khardung La on the TVS Scooty Zest 110, and leading the journey was Anam Hashim, the solo rider of Season 1. Along with earning this lifetime experience, the riders have also won a place in India Book of Records for being the first group of women to ride to the world’s highest motorable road – Khardung La, on an 110cc scooter.
On successful completion of the epic journey, Anam Hashim said, “I would like to thank TVS Motor Company for letting me lead this group of enthusiastic women riders to set a new record at Khardung La. It wasn’t an easy ride to the top as our mental and physical fitness was put to the test with the unpredictable weather and harsh environment. The nimble, however strong and powerful TVS Scooty Zest 110 yet again proved to be a wonderful, able and reliable companion to the girls as they rode to Khardung La without a hitch.”
With a massive response across the country, Himalayan Highs Season 2 kicked off in June 2016. The challenge received about 50,000 enquiries from women riders and enthusiasts across all 29 states and select union territories. TVS evaluated and shortlisted all the applications based on psychographics, physical fitness, mental strength and then they were trained as they came with different riding prowess.
Finally, the journey flagged off on August 11 from Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) with 10 finalists and their group leader. The 10 riders who accompanied Anam on this epic ride were Megha Chakraborty (Bilaspur), Kainoor Mistry (Mumbai), Roshni Somkuwar (Nagpur), Garima Kapoor (Lucknow), Ebronah Dorothy (Chennai), Pallavi Fauzdar (Dehli), Antara Pal (Bengaluru), Trupti Sarmalkar (Mumbai), Surbhi Tiwari (Bengaluru) and Shruthi Naidu (Bengaluru). The Season 2 concluded on August 21 when the women riders successfully scaled 18,340 feet to reach Khardung La, along with the pages of India Book of Records.
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