PCC centurion ride , the first edition of the signature event of Panjim Cycling Club that was held on the 19th of Dec, the liberation day of Goa finished setting a impressive mark in everyone's hearts.
The event witnessed participation from of over 180 riders from across Goa and beyond with a visible representation from the affiliate club network of Cycling Goa, namely- Xaxti Riders, Slopes & Bends- Ponda, Vasco Cycling Club.
The flag off was done at sharp 6.30 am by the Mayor of the City of Panjim, Mr Uday Madkaikar.
The ride passed through some of the most picturesque parts of Goa including the famous Old Goa Church, climbs of Kundaim & Farmagudi near Ponda, Usgaon, Valpoi, Amona and the scenic Gaundalim bridge. The cool weather in December month further added to the riding pleasure.
Vinayak Gaonkar - KOM
Blanche Themudo - QOM
The ride witnessed a number of first time centurions who were delighted to reach the finish point to receive their well deserved medal. The ride also had something exciting for the faster riders with a competitive segment to win at the Kundaim climb. The winners of the same in mens category were Vinayak Gaonkar, Pradip Kolhapte while the women winners were Blanche Themudo and Nicole Pavri.
The end point offered some of the best in class facilities to the riders including stretching facilities, food and drinks raising the benchmark for endurance events to be held in the years to come.