· Indian Army officer Lt Col Sripada Sriram has set a new Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Solo Cycling (Men)' by covering a distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali in just 34 hours.
· He covered a total distance of 472 kilometers with a total height of about 8,000 metres.
· The event was part of the 'Golden Victory Year' celebrations and was organized to mark the 195th Gunners Day.
· India is celebrating the 'Golden Victory Year' to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war.
About Guinness World Records
v Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 to 1999 as The Guinness Book of Records, and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records.
v It is a reference book published annually, listing world records of both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. .
v Co-founded by: Norris and Ross McWhirter (August 1954).