Ep 31: Divya Tate - Inspire India; Ultra Cycling as a Tool for Social Transformation

Justin Too
November 8, 2020
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Elephants, coffee beans, hangovers, the Himalayas, and ultra cycling in India. How are they all connected? Well, on today's episode, we'll find out how with super randonneusse, Divya Tate, founder and director of Inspire India, the premiere organizer of ultra cycling events in India, hosting the annual Deccan Cliffhanger, Ultra Spice Race, The Great Himalayan, and soon the Dunes 6-12-24 Hour Time Trial. Divya is also the founder of Audax India while being the first Indian female Super Randonneusse (and double SR), participant in Paris-Brest-Paris, and crew member and official at everything from the Race Across America to Race Across Europe. Divya has paved the way for Indian ultra cycling and is motivated to use ultra cycling as a tool for social transformation. It's truly inspiring!

Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Episode Transcript

I've been an ultra-endurance athlete since 2011. Since then I've bicycled 3,000 miles across the USA to fight human trafficking, participated in the Race Across America (RAAM), ridden twice non-stop from San Jose to Los Angeles (450 miles) and once out-and-back (900 miles), and completed over 50 double centuries, earning me the title of youngest ultra cyclist ever to be inducted into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame. Follow me @justintoofast on Facebook, Instagram, and Strava.