Perilous pedaling

A photo exhibition highlighted the achievements of three groups of Parsi cyclists who collectively travelled 265,000 km around the world in the first half of the 20th century
Farrokh Jijina

When Kaikee Kharas, Rustam Ghandhi and Rutton Shroff were lost in the snow-clad mountains of Afghanistan in the mid 1930s on a nine-year cycling expedition around the world, they knocked on the door of a shepherd asking for food and shelter. The herdsman shared his humble meal with them and provided them place to sleep in, but was nowhere to be seen next morning. When the trio went looking for him in the snowy wastes, they found him deep in slumber and nearly dead. They had to rub his limbs and revive him. This was but one anecdote from the......

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