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Old 20th April 2021, 22:10   #1
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Travelogue of multi-country bicycle journeys prior to Independence

History of adventurous Indians bicycling across the globe.

"In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey. "

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...ound-the-world
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Old 4th May 2021, 22:07   #2
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This is unbelievable! Hats off to these mad men And thank you for the brilliant find! Amazing read!
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Thanks for sharing.

Even post independence, in 70s I think famous photo journalist Jay Mandal started from India and travelled to many countries by bicycle and ended up in New York.

Have read about him earlier but not able to find any link, below screenshot of his twitter handle also mentions that,

Travelogue of multi-country bicycle journeys prior to Independence-jay_mandal_twitter.jpg
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Mind boggling feat indeed! Wonder how people manage to do these things! That too, back in the day!
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Check in youtube Cycle Baba. It is another lovely Travel Log or should i say bicycle log
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This makes me think, we never knew our heroes. Such acts of adventure must be recorded and shown in museums. Should be taught in schools. May be due to British era, real Indians where not given the credit. We should never forget them. Is there similar escapades with motorcycles too?
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