Bharat Alacrity aims at creating a platform for the amateur cycling community of India where they can experience International level Ultra Cycling events. The team behind the scenes has experience of handling multiple cycling events. Their journey started in 2014 with a challenge to bring Endurance Riding culture in Punjab. Director of Officials, Abhishek Kashyap (former mariner) with his vision to promote cycle tourism to generate Rural Employment in the Kandi region in the foothills of Shivalik set up an NGO Punjab Bikers Club and started conducting workshops in schools about Safe, Proper & Healthy cycling. He brought long distance cycling culture in Punjab, launched Brevets in Punjab, conducted Cyclothon, launched Ultra Cycling Racing and officiated for First CFI Road Racing event in Punjab.
Race Director Saran Preeti former Lecturer in Physics is a Social Entrepreneur. She is the first female of Punjab, to be Super Randonneur, to cycle on Manali Leh stretch, to officiate in the World’s toughest bicycle Race-Race Across America twice in 2017 and 2018.
The journey of Bharat Alacrity began with Shivalik Signature on 7th April, 2018. This Race was the first Ultra Race in Punjab and got overwhelming response from the community. Racers across the Country took part in the inaugural run. Many reputed personnel became part of this event.
Dr. Amit Samarth who finished the Race Across America in 2017 in SOLO Category took part in the first Edition of Shivalik Signature. Dr. Hitendra Mahajan of Mahajan Brothers duo (First ever Indians to finish Race Across America in the Team of 2) remained the Head of Officials. S. Mohinder Singh Bharaj ( Crew of Mahajn Brothers in RAAM ), Ulhas Joshi & Gaytri Joshi (Life cycle Pune) officiated in the first Edition of Shivalik Signature.
Now, the team is all set for the Second Edition of Shivalik Signature with new Route and new challenges.