Jyothi Rongala in Mokokchung on October 10 morning before her departure to VK Town, under Zunheboto district.
Morung Express News
Mokokchung | October 10
With the aim to set a Guinness world record for ‘the longest distance bicycled within a single country’ Jyothi Rongala, a cyclist and a professional mountaineer was stationed at Mokokchung for the past few days on her journey to cover 30,000 km.
Jyothi Rongala, from Andhra Pradesh, while talking with reporters during her stay at Mokokchung stated that she undertook the expedition with the message that ‘Indian Roads are safe for women’.
She stated that she is cycling solo unsupported and absolutely cashless and has been pitching her tent in the jungles, on the highways, farms and fields on the days when she does not have a shelter. She continued saying “I am merely living on the kindness of loved ones, acquaintances and strangers for food and stay.”
Rongala added that she likes to meet locals to learn their cultures and traditions. She further disclosed that she has covered 19 states so far and a total of 16000 km, adding that she took a one and a half year break due to an accident.
The current record is set by an Australian who covered 18,999 kms in Australia.
Rongala left Mokokchung towards Kohima where she will be riding along the NH 702 touching VK, Wokha and so on.