Retired Army Colonel leaves for homage ride on Royal Enfield to Rezangla War Memorial

On September 1st, Lt. Col Sohan Roy along with 10 more riders are riding all the way to Chushul Sector (16000feet) on their motorcycles from New Delhi to pay homage to the Rezangla war martyrs. This was one of the bravest wars in world military history fought by Indian army and hence does call for a homage by army veterans and a few serving officers. The ride will kick start from India Gate. The ride isn’t going to be an easy one since the road to Chushul via Spiti Valley is actually a no-road road with rough terrains, gravels, water streams, mud etc. The weather there is freezing.

Royal Enfield, bike ride, Rezangla, Chusul

Lt Col Sohan Roy, 67 year old adventure seeker, biking enthusiast

Let us know more about the leader of the pack Lt. Col. Sohan Roy.

Lt. Col Sohan Roy (Retd) from 15 Kumaon (INDORE) today is a legend in the motorcycling community. His passion of riding has got many accolades and triumphs for him. From Limca Book Of Records to India Book of Records to name a few, he has much more to share. In 2009 he registered his name in Limca Book of Records to be the oldest man to ride solo on Bajaj Pulsar 220cc to the world’s highest motorable road (Khardungla).

Today he rides with the message of Save The Girl Child on his Royal Enfield Classic 500cc named “WIZARD”. He has also been felicitated by the Chief Minister of Gujarat for this noble cause. He rode solo from the eastern most tip of India Kibithu – Arunanchal Pradesh known as East of Northeast, to the western tip of India (Koteshwar – Gujarat) for around 7000kms with the message of save the girl child for which he also made it into the India Book of Records.

There has been one thing common always. In all of his rides he has ensured to visit war memorials and pay homage to the martyrs, in India and abroad.

Royal Enfield, bike ride, Rezangla, Chusul

At Siachen War Memorial

Till now he has covered:

  • Amar Jawan Jyoti – New Delhi
  • Siachen Glacier War Memorial
  • Rezangla War Memorial
  • Chushul
  • Tawang
  • Walong
  • INA
  • Japanese War Memorial
  • Railway War Memorial
  • CWG War Memorials
  • Kohima
  • Imphal
  • Digboi
  • Kirkee
  • National War Memorial – Malaysia

See this video know more about this 67 year old adventure seeker:

Applause him, cheer him, join him. His knee operation also didn’t slow down his enthusiasm for his rides. I don’t think anything else can. This shows the determination of an ex-Indian Army man. He proves that age is just a number.

Here is his plan for the ride from New Delhi to Chushul and back:

 

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