#M2K2018—India’s Only Inclusive Tandem Cycling Expedition from Manali to Khardung La (August 18–30)
How would you like to enable blind and amputee cyclists, alongside able-bodied riders, to take on a challenge that the world told them was impossible? Adventures Beyond Barriers endeavours to take cyclists with and without disability on an inclusive tandem-cycling expedition from Manali to Khardung La, our third batch since 2017. Last year, we took to the mountains with 9 cyclists with disability and 23 able-bodied riders, all cycling to the top of the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 feet. Our accomplishment made history last year (see our media coverage here) and this year, we are all set to do it again.
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If you would like to do all that and more while making the world a more inclusive place, we are looking for you to ride/crew with us. To participate in this cycling expedition, please click the button below and fill the form. We’ll get in touch with you soon. Type as fast as you can because we will close applications as soon as our batch size is full.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”—Nelson Mandela
M2K began with this idea two years ago. Our Founder, Divyanshu Ganatra, decided to embark on a cycling expedition because well, he loves cycling, and he wanted to to open new avenues for millions of people with and without disability to play together and do what the world said is “impossible”. He cycled and cycled how, shattering records and stereotypes by becoming India’s first blind tandem cyclist to cycle from Manali to Khardung La, covering a distance of over 550 kilometres in just eight days.
In 2017, this dream of opening a new avenue of getting people with and without disability to play together came true with your generous support. We took two inclusive batches on the M2K cycling expedition, encouraging our participants to push their boundaries while breaking societal barriers in the process.
About M2K2018: From August 18‒30, Adventures Beyond Barriers is all set to push even higher boundaries than last year by taking a team of 25 people, with and without disability, on a cycling expedition from Manali to Khardung-La in Ladakh. During these 11 days, cyclists will push the limits of physical endurance and mental fortitude, forge relationships and build empathy. At its core, #M2K2018 is the chance for people to discover new perspectives, while simultaneously spreading the message of inclusion and accessibility. Everyone wins. Everyone goes home stronger. Everyone gets to live harder.
We need you to support our goal of making this expedition a success. By contributing as much as you can, either as a donor or a participating cyclist, you are helping truly imbibe the spirit of inclusion while adopting a new world view. Join us in this adventure, be a vanguard in this revolution and help change the way disability is perceived in society today.
Here are some glimpses from our inclusive cycling expedition last year…