Royal Enfeild's Tour of Rajasthan was kicked off from Jaipur on December 11 with participation from 10 riders from across the country. The nine-day ride will include an elaborate ride across the state of Rajasthan, which will include traversing through the great Thar desert and the magnificent Aravalli mountain ranges.
Rajasthan has all the characteristics to test anyone's riding appetite, spectacularly laid out stretches of roads, off-road trails and sand dunes. The Tour of Rajasthan specifies to its riders that the ride will include tarmac, gravel, off-road and sand.
Day 1: All 10 riders on December 10 were assembled in Jaipur for basic scrutiny and were briefed for first-aid and ride itinerary.
Day 2: The ride spread over nine days was flagged off from Jaipur on December 11, when the participants rode to Mahansar 232 km away.
Day 3: (December 12) will be a ride from Mahansar to Bikaner - 229 km.
Day 4: Bikaner to Jamba - 216 km.
Day 5: Jamba to Sam - 251 km.
Day 6: Sam to Barmer - 229 km.
Day 7: Barmer to Mount Abu - 296 km.
Day 8: Mount Abu to Pushkar - 398 km.
Day 9: Pushkar to Jaipur - 246 km.
TOR's previous editions in 2015 and 2014 were also successful events when riders from across the country took to streets of Rajasthan and other dynamic terrains. It also proved to be a learning opportunity for some who rode on sand for the first time. The ride is also an educational tour through the rich history of the state.
Watch this space for more pictures of the ongoing Tour of Rajasthan 2016.