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India’s first wooden kart race

Meghalaya Cycling Association vice president Banshanlang said the MTB – XCO event is one of the most exciting event to be organised at the Club level.

Shillong:

Those who grew up with memories of sloping down on a ball-bearing will soon get to relive their childhood recollections when the Kharang Sports & Social Welfare Club will organise India’s first wooden kart race at the Evergreen Route, Kharang village, East Khasi Hills district with an aim to revive the dying art of making a wooden kart and to promote its usage in modern days, organisers said on Monday.

The Kharang Sports & Social Welfare Club, which is one the oldest clubs in Meghalaya is organizing the event to celebrate the state’s 50th statehood and the club’s 50th anniversary.

Inviting participation from corporates, offices and businesses to send in their team to participate at the event, the club’s adviser Banjop said, this is one event where talent from respective organisations can field in their best men and women. The lower age limit is 14 years and above but those below 18 years will have to take the consent from the parents he added.

On the technical details, the Club’s president Khrawkupar Warjri said those karts with wooden chassis and wooden body with tyre diameters not more than 1 feet and tyre thickness not less than 2 inch will be eligible to take part in the event.Participants will have to bring their kart to the location and submit the forms and registration fee on April 29 at the venue itself and they will be allotted their kit bags and bip numbers.

Meghalaya Cycling Association vice president Banshanlang said the MTB – XCO event is one of the most exciting event to be organised at the Club level.

He said that this event will give opportunity for the local talents to hone their skills as athletes from other states are also participating in the event.

The registration forms and copies of the rules can be collected from ProCycling, a bicyle shop near St Edmund’s School here. The prize money for winning is Rs 50,000.

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