Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa
Waheguru ji ki Fateh.
We, the Quilewale family, feel proud that one of our members, Vicki Bedi, is undertaking a mammoth challenge as a philanthropic event.
He is undertaking, for the cause of ‘Oneness’, a solo ultra endurance +2800 kms (equivalent to Delhi~Kanyakumari distance) cycling ride starting 18th November (his 64th birthday) all through the State of Rajasthan to finish in 13~14 days. He is doing this to raise funds for Breast (and other) Cancer Patients. His daily ride would be approx 200~240 kms – which will be an equivalent (or more) to running a marathon. So in effect he will run a marathon back to back each day for 13~14 days. BCPBF – Cancer Foundation, in whose aid this challenge is being undertaken, will also hold Detection and Awareness Camps in the Desert Tribal Areas (Jaisalmer, Barmer) and in Jodhpur, Jaipur coinciding with his ride. His route will be Delhi Bikaner Jaisalmer Longewala Barmer Sirohi Jodhpur Ajmer Jaipur Delhi. Funds for BCPBF Cancer Foundation will be raised through sponsorship of each km @ INR 5000 or USD 70. The target is Rupees 1.5 Cr.
In the true spirit of Sikhi, Vicki Bedi, a 64 Years old Sikh of Guru Nanak pariwar 15th generation descendant, is undertaking this Cyclothon of 2800 kms to be covered in 14 days as a commemorative event for 400th Martyrdom Year remembrances of Guru Tegh Bahadur, and his mammoth cycling is a:
*Ride for spreading ‘Oneness’, the message of Guru Nanak.
The Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur was for the cause of Oneness. The Ride is dedicated as an event for the 400th Martyrdom Year remembrance of the great Guru through reaching out to the weaker and tribal sections in Thar desert area and spreading awareness.
*Ride for Cancer
By contributing the fund raised to Cancer Foundation for treatment of weaker sections. Rupees One Crore out of a target of 1.5 Crore already raised and transferred to The Cancer Foundation. Cancer detection and awareness camps being organized en-route.
*Ride for Homage to Fallen Soldiers in the true spirit of Nationalism
Laying wreaths at War Memorials at Jaisalmer, Longewala (where a famous battle was fought in 1971), Barmer and Jodhpur.
The Cyclothon will be Flagged Off from Gurdwara Rakabganj on 17 November 2020 at 10:00 hrs by the President, General Secretary and Members of the DSGMC and Sikh Sangat. Over a hundred Turbaned Cyclists will ride for a short stretch up to AeroCity, where from the Sponsors will have another flag off. On day 3, Vicki rides into Bikaner, where he will lay a wreath at the War memorial. On Day 5, he will ride into Jaisalmer and on Day 6 he rides to Longewala, where an elaborate wreath laying ceremony is being organized under aegis of the Indian Army. Longewala, on Indo Pak border in Thar Desert, is famous for the battle fought here by a unit of Indian Army under command of a Sikh commander, then Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri, against a large Pakistani force accompanied by a Tank regiment. Here in Thar Desert in Barmer and Chautan, the Cancer Foundation shall hold Cancer Detection and Awareness camps for the Tribal women. Such camps will also be held at other halts en-route. At Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Jaipur, Army enthusiasts are likely to join in for small stretches as support for the cause. On Day 15, the Cyclothon having covered 2800 Kms, will be Flagged In with a Felicitation ceremony at Gurdwara Rakabganj.
For more details kindly follow @grittforlife and @vickibedi on Instagram for regular updates. And for details visit the website – gritforlife.org and view these short videos.