Bihar girl who cycled 1,200km carrying injured father offered trial by cycling federation
Stuck in Gurugram due to lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti Kumari asked her father to sit on the rear side carrier of her cycle and took him to his native place, covering 1,200km in seven days
New Delhi: In what could be a life-changing opportunity, the cycling federation will invite 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari to appear for a trial next month, impressed with the doggedness with which she pedalled her way to Bihar from Gurugram, carrying her ailing father.
Stuck in Gurugram due to nationwide lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti asked her father to sit on the rear side carrier of her cycle and took him to his native place, covering 1200km in seven days.
Cycling Federation of India Chairman Onkar Singh told PTI that if Kumari, a class eight student, passed the trial, she will be selected as a trainee at the state-of-the-art National Cycling Academy at the IGI Stadium complex here.
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PTI/ Livemint.com, 21 May, 2020, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/bihar-girl-who-cycled-1-200km-carrying-injured-father-offered-trial-by-cycling-federation-11590083089347.html