Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge
Results June 2019:
June 1 to June 30 (last update: August 4, 2019) - 93,079 km, 250 participants in 35 countries on 6 continents
Gallery June 2019:
In the gallery below the participants of this year's Month of Cycling share the photos and inspiration from their rides in June 2019.
Pathik Kozub from Zlin, Czech Republic, the winner of the Month of Cycling in June 2019. Pathik cycled 3,178 km averaging 105.9 km/day!
Garga from Bristol, UK, took part in Avalon Sunrise 400 road race (407km self-supported race around Glastonbury, time limit to finish 27 hours). He started at 23:00 on May 31 and finished at 22:45 on June 1. Total 407km, 370 km in one day on June 1 - Garga's new personal best for 24 hour ride. Congratulations!
Pushkala, cycling in Frankfurt, Germany. Pushkala won the Cycling Month Challenge in 2018 and 2019.
Deeptaksha from Sofia, Bulgaria, doing very well this June. His common daily cycling is above 100km.
Pushkala from Frankfurt, Germany cycles on cycling path R4 along Nidda river (90 km all the way to the source of the river).
Sunset on Nidda river-bank, Germany. Photo by Pushkala.
Vilas from Bristol, UK, did the Trans Atlantic Way self-supported cycling race.
The race-route consists of two parts. The first part goes from Dublin north-west to Derry. The second part goes from Derry south along the Wild Atlantic Way to the finish in Kinsale.
Vilas started on June 6 at 10:30:00 and finished on June 14 at 02:02:56 cycling an average of 213.9 km/day. He cycled 1742.6km. Congratulations!
Sananda from Vienna, Austria cycled along Danube river, west of Vienna. Last year's winner, Sananda did total of 1,900 km this June (her new personal best and second place in female category).
Sharing lunch with a swan.
Establishing contact with the river...
Meeting a peacock on the way.
Tapaswini from Munich, Germany cycled 950km (new personal best).
Jayasalini from Paris, France, did her own "Tour-de-France" by cycling four days on the route: Paris - Bordeaux - Toulouse - Montpellier - Paris. She cycled total of 1100km, last two days she did 260km per day.
Krishna and Rajendra did together a long morning ride on Rajendra's birthday, June 16. Kathmandu, Nepal.
Vasanti, cycling in Heidelberg, Germany.
Adriano from Sao Paolo, Brasil.
On June 29, during the international Portugal Joy-Days, a group of friends went on a cycling, running, car-driving trip from Setubal to the Arrabida cave along the scenic coastline. They were exchanging on five rental bikes (14 hilly kilometers one way) and had a lot of fun. Cyclists: Devashishu, Ricardo, Agraha, Florbela, Harashita, Vasanti, Simone and Asta. Also on photo: Vitor, Lunthita, Subimal, Shamita (she run both ways) and the rent-a-bike shop- owner.
Devashishu from London, UK and Agraha from Seattle WA, USA, at the start of the trip.
Prasatti sent this photo she made in St. Gilgen, Austria. Inscription says:
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
Dany from Nancy, France, participated for the first time in Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge 2019.
Dany cycled total of 479 km in the Month of Cycling - June 2019.
Moni, Daulot, Sarankhuu and Dan went for a group-ride near Seattle WA, USA.
On the way Mony set (assumed) Guiness record in having flat tire multiple times during one cycling trip. He had to repair his tire five times!
After all "tire-problems", they saw a rainbow smiling at them from behind the clouds and realised that life is good. Somebody from Above sees it all and enjoys even when we think we have problems.
Anna, cycling in Warsaw, Poland, cycled 334 km.
Aklanta from Heidelberg, Germany participated in 25km/680hm mountain-bike race on June 23. He placed 1st in his age category. Congratulations!
Vandaniya, cycling in Switzerland.
Poppy field on a beautiful summer day in Switzerland. Photo by Vandaniya.
Aleksandra, Nina and Nikola, cycling in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Krishna from Kathmandu, Nepal, joining Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge for the first time. He is the first participant ever from Nepal.
Fields and forests at the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Another Nepal - impression, photo by Krishna.
Dina cycled 145 km in Montpellier, France.
Prasannateyu from Subotica, Serbia, participated in Olympic Thriatlon in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on June 2. His result: 2:40:20.
Vandaniya is cycling in Swiss countryside, photo was made near Greifensee, Switzerland.
Pavel has training rides with his friends on Dolomites, Italy.
Mountain view, Dolomites, Italy.
Pavel with a friend on snow-caped mountean peak, Dolomites, Italy.
Livia from Kosice, Slovakia, sent this photo from her ride on mountain Folkmarska Skala.
Prabhata from Salzburg, Austria.
Grzegorz cycling in Warsawa, Poland. This is his first participation in Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge.
... and Santosh, both from Heidelberg, Germany, made a 67km mountain bike ride together. They started in Weinheim and finished in Neckarsteinach (1450 m elevation difference).
Aklanta and Santosh having a snack-break.
Santosh enjoying forest view.
Down in the valley.
Jan from Warsaw, Poland finished this ride too late and took a last-minute photo before the sun disappeared.
Rade from Skopje, Macedonia in the wheat field.
Rade, Himadri, Prasannateyu, Amur and Ekalabhya cycling together.
Vlatko, Ekalabhya and Rade from Skopje, Macedonia.
Kedar from Zurich, Switzerland, on his favourite cycling route around Zurich Lake.
Kedar resting in front of the church in Meilen, on the Zurich lake.
Bati and Nikhad cycling in Leskovac, Serbia.
Nikhad on a forest road.
Nikhad in Serbian contryside.
Bati near Leskovac, Serbia.
Krishna from Nepal, cycling outside Kathmandu.
Rajendra and Krishna, cycling outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Refreshment on a hot day. Krishna in the mountains near Kathmandu, Nepal.
Krasimir, cycling in Zurich, Switzerland.
Krasimir, always serious with his many sport activities.
Deeptaksha and Hrishikesh on a hanging bridge, Bulgaria.
Deeptaksha, paintings on the stone, in the mountain near Kamenitsa, Bulgaria.
Hrishikesh, art on the stones in Svoge, Bulgarian city famous for chocolate production.
High on Bulgarian moutains, photo by Hrishikesh.
Hrihishikesh's bike posing in greens, near Kamenitsa, Bulgaria.
Igor from Chisinau, Moldova cycled 1,201km in June 2019 and made his personal best result.
He had quite some rainy weather during this particular trip...
... and saw a beautiful sunset.
Stutisheel cycled in Kiev, Ukraine.
In June 2019 he was preparing for Zurich Ironman (held in August).
Aranka from Szekesfehervar, Hungary was cycling regularly to her garden.
Nadezhda cycling along Volga river in Cheboksary, Russia.
Take part in a global 30-day Cycling Challenge that stretches over the month of June. Ride together with friends on all continents! Have fun and stay healthy!
For the past seven years, this event has given cyclists around the world opportunity to join together in a oneness-project and get joy from following each other's progress. In June last year 264 participants cycled 95,000 km.
Sri Chinmoy Cycling Challenge: International Month of Cycling 2019. Poster by Hrishikesh, Bulgaria.
The rules are very simple - during the month of June you can ride wherever you like, with whomever you like. Ride in a soulful and joyful consciousness and be healthy and happy!
Send your name, place where you cycled and the distance crossed to Vandaniya, Zurich, by email ([email protected]) or skype (dejan_maksimovic). You can send results daily, weekly or the total distance at the end. Results are posted on this page and updated as they arrive.