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About The Deccan Cliffhanger by Inspire India

The 6th edition of The Awesome Deccan Cliffhanger Ultra Cycle Race flags off on 24th Nov 2018!

General Information
The Deccan Cliffhanger is a 647 Km (401 Mile) Ultra Cycling Race from Pune to Goa, comprising solo and relay team categories. All racers in all categories must have a support vehicle and crew.

The Deccan Cliffhanger by Inspire India is a Race Across America (RAAM) Qualifier! The Solo Racers who finish within the Time limit will be qualified for Race Across America, The Worlds Toughest Bicycle Race! The Deccan Cliffhanger is on the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA) calendar.

The Route
The Race starts in Pune, the city of cycles, and finishes in Goa, on the sea shore. Set on the Deccan Plateau, the route climbs mountains in the Sahyadri Range, then follows the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, finally dropping through dense forests that cover the cliffs of the Escarpment, into the Konkan as it heads to the Indian Ocean. 

The route passes through, Panchgani-Medha-Satara-Belgaum-Dharward-Bogmalo, but details will be finalized after the monsoon. With over 6000 Mts of climbing the race is designed to challenge the toughest of riders!
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Categories and Timings

Age Groups for Relays and Individual Events
Timings for solo and team, categories as listed below. 

Race RQ – 18-49 yrs - 32 Hrs - Men & 34 Hrs - Women 
Race RQ – over 50 - 34 Hrs - Men & 36 Hrs - Women
Ride – Open Men/Women - 38 Hrs (Inspire India Timings)

Relay Teams - 2. 3. 4 persons
RACE 18-34 yrs - 30 Hrs - Men, Mixed & 32 Hrs - Women
35-49 yrs - 31 Hrs - Men, Mixed & 33 Hrs - Women
over 50 - 32 Hrs - Men, Mixed & 34 Hrs - Women

• All Categories finish under 38 hours.
• Relay team age will be determined by the average age of the members of the relay team. 

Date - Sat 24th November 2018
Time - Solo - 5am - Team - 7am

Date - Sun 25th November 2018
Time: 8pm

Do join the group page to connect with officials, teams, solos and crew