Areeb Naseem, a young rider from Delhi, pursuing Diploma in Special Education loves motorbikes and travelling. He recently attempted 'Fastest East India to North India Ride - Kolkata to Leh (Ladakh)' on his KTM Duke 390 bike and is awaiting his India Book of Record Certification.
He started his ride on September 12, 2017 from Kolkata at 7.38 am and ended his ride at Leh on September 14, 2017 at 7.00 pm, completing it in approx. 47 hours 20 minutes. His riding route was Kolkata-Dhanbad-Aurangabad-Varanasi-Allahabad-Kanpur-Agra-Delhi, covering Mandi, Manali, Rohtang, Darcha, Pang and Tandi. He had to face heavy rains, cold and bad roads on the route but he planned everything well and could accomplish the feat.
His parents were a constant source of inspiration for him. He was inspired by Sohail Khan who is the Limca Book of Record holder for riding across capitals of 29 states and 5 UT's. Since long distance rides and such extreme record attempts require both physical and mental fitness, he maintained his diet plan because he didn’t want to feel hungry or weak on his ride. So he started having energy bars, energy drinks and dry fruits which are required to keep fit during such extreme rides.
He has earlier done a TRIO ride which he completed with his friends that included Nepal-Sikkim-Bhutan. This endurance ride helped him plan his record ride. He has also taken rides to Ladakh and Spiti and was mesmerized with the white Spiti valley in winters.
Throttle Team congratulates him and wishes him good luck for future!