The first ever DH race in India

Rohan Kini Events, Racing

DH race

Vinay Menon in action, shot by Chenthil

The first ever Downhill race in India was conducted in Bangalore as a part of the Bangalore Bicycle Championships

It absolutely rocked. The whole setup, the spectators and the race itself were mind blowing.

Watching the downhill bikes flowing on the trail were a treat indeed.

A special shout-out to all the Pune bikers who joined us for this race and were part of history!

Nilesh Dhumal a.k.a Nelly snatched the yellow jersey by a whisker in the Men’s category (by a mere 0.4 seconds) and Manjula took the yellow for women. Congratulations folks!

Check out the results on the Race timer website

Mens’s Podium, shot by Team Veloscope

Brilliant race and well captured by a zillion light machines.



Brilliant effort by everyone. One of the best races till date, ever!

Make sure you keep an eye out on our official site for bicycle racing in Bangalore and sign up for the next race! 3rd Sunday of EVERY month.

Rohan Kini

I love riding my bike. Whether its a simple commute, a high intensity road roace, a jaw grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit and service.

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