In August, 2007, AUM publications published a new book. “My Cycling Experiences”
This is a collection of anecdotes about Sri Chinmoy’s experiences of cycling.
These stories range from childhood reminiscences in Chittagong to completing the Pepsi 24 hour cycling challenge in the 1970s.
The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team entered the 24 hours cycle race around Central Park, New York from 1977 to 1979.
Sri Chinmoy’s best 24 hour distance was 230 miles in 1978. 1978 also saw Ashrita Furman, a student of Sri Chinmoy’s, complete 405 miles. This cycling race was a key event in encouraging Ashrita that he could break Guinness World Records, and he now has the distinction of holding more than anyone else on the planet.
Speaking on the significance of cycling. Sri Chinmoy wrote:
“While we are cycling, we are reminding ourselves of evolution, of how the world is evolving in cycles. When we think of our planet, we think of a wheel turning: our life also is revolving like a wheel. So cycling reminds us of the process of evolution and of how everything goes in cycles.”
My Cycling Experiences by Sri Chinmoy, AUM Publications, 2007
The Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team is currently active in the UK.
(Photo of Sri Chinmoy, Pepsi 24 hour Cycling Race, 1978.)