World’s Highest Ultracycle Race – THE GREAT HIMALAYAN ULTRA

Inspire India brings you the world’s highest Ultracycle Race. Start point elevation of 3500 Mt (11500 ft)


  • START DATE : 4th Sept 2020
  • LOCATION : Leh, Ladakh
  • ROUTE : Leh-Hemis-Kargil-Dras-Leh
  • DISTANCE : 600 km
  • Mandatory Acclimatization

India’s First 6-12-24 hour Race –        THE DUNES TIME TRIAL

A fast paced Time Trial Race with time limits of 6, 12 and 24 hours to choose from!


  • ROUTE : LAP near Jodhpur
  • TIME LIMITs : 6-12-24 Hours
  • Time Trial
  • No Support Vehicle

India’s best known Ultracycle Race – THE DECCAN CLIFFHANGER

Inspire India’s Signature event that heads over the mountains to the beach at Goa.


  • START DATE : 9th Nov 2019
  • ROUTE : Pune-Mahabaleshwar-Satara-Dharwad-Goa
  • DISTANCE: 643 km (400 Miles)

India’s Longest Ultracycle Race – THE ULTRA SPICE RACE

A beautiful, tough, 5 day race through the spice, coffee & tea plantations of south India.


  • START DATE : 25th Jan 2020
  • ROUTE : Goa-Chikmagalur-Coorg-Wayanad-Ooty-Goa
  • DISTANCEs : 1000 and 1750 km

Inspire India started conducting Race Across America (RAAM) Qualifier Races in Feb 2014, with the Deccan Cliffhanger. The Race was shifted to November and is has been run annually since then. It took 3 years to develop the Ultracycling Community in India before Inspire India introduced a much longer, multi-day race to prepare racers for RAAM, The Ultra Spice Race. First conducted in Jan 2017 it is also an annual event that is timed around the Indian Republic Day weekend of 26th January. The third race to be introduced to our Calendar was the Great Himalayan Ultra which is usually held Aug-Sept, during the short window of good weather in the high reaches of Ladhak. The fourth race to be introduced is the Dunes 6-12-24 hour Time Trial Championship Race to be conducted in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in mid september.

Provisional Results of 7th Edition Deccan Cliffhanger

Brief Summary of the Race Results. 11 teams in various categories raced at Deccan Cliffhanger 2019. All finished successfully within their respective time limits. Team Axis 4 Men 35-49 age Akkshay Joshi, Ajit Kulkarni, Rahul Meher, Vijay Phalke, was the fastest to the...
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2019-20 Event Details

It is OPEN SEASON For Inspire India Ultracycling Races! From the highest mountain passes in Ladhak, to the desert of Rajasthan, the Deccan Plateau to the Arabian sea, and through the lush green mountains of the south into the Nilgiris.... Inspire India's...
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Great Himalayan 1st Edition Race Report

RACE REPORT of the Great Himalayan Ultra! "The race is not so much against other racers, but in fact against all the forces of nature that have created these mountains." - Divya Tate The first edition of the world’s highest ultra cycle race was flagged off from Leh...
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Inspire India started conducting RAAM Qualifier Races in Feb 2014, with the Deccan Cliffhanger. As on Feb 2019, Inspire India has conducted 10 RAAM Qualifiers including 6 editions of The Deccan Cliffhanger, 3 editions of The Ultra Spice Race and 1 edition of The Great Himalayan Ultra.

All Race Results are compiled here!

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The Ultra Spice Race

The Ultra Spice Race consists of 2 distances – 1200km and 1750km all starting and finishing in Bogmalo, Goa. The next edition is in the last week of January 2020.

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The Great Himalayan Ultra


Inspire India brings you the world’s highest Ultracycle Race… A 600 Km RAAM Qualifier in the most spectacular landscape AND plans are afoot for an extreme challange of 900 kms going over Tanglang La!

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Inspire India Ultracycling Awards

Inspire India Ultra Races…. The Deccan Cliffhanger, Ultra Spice Race, Great Himalayan Ultra…. These races have fired the imagination of so many people who come year after year to pit themselves against the challenges we put up! The growing community of Ultraracers in India, have inspired us to create Awards in honour of the ones who achieved them! Read on to find out a bit about the legacy of these Awards and how you can achieve them too!

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