90 participants for MTB Himachal mountain biking



Shimla: Ninety cyclists have confirmed their participation in the fifth edition of Hercules MTB Himachal mountain biking event that will be held from September 27. Cyclists will cover around 700 km during the 10-day event.

Last year 79 cyclists, including 33 foreigners, participated in the expedition. However, this time there is a sharp decline in participation from foreign countries with only 13. Mohit Sood, president of the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), said most foreigners cited swine flu as the reason for not participating.

The event will be flagged off in Shimla Sep 27. The bikers will pass through Shimla, Mandi and Kullu districts. The Indian cyclists include teams from the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

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