Country’s first wooden kart race to be held in EKH village

Kharang Sports & Social Welfare Club celebrates 50 years

Shillong, April 11: Country’s first wooden kart race will be held at the Evergreen Route at Kharang village, East Khasi Hills, on April 30.

According to the organisers, the plan is to revive the dying art of making wooden karts and to promote its use.


The Kharang Sports & Social Welfare Club is organising the event to celebrate the state’s 50th statehood and the club’s 50th anniversary.

“We are celebrating the 50th year of statehood and the Club’s 50th anniversary year by organising various events throughout the year. The kart race is one of the highlights of the celebration,” the Club’s advisor Banjop Mukhim, said, addressing a press conference here on Monday.

As part of the event, the Club is also organising the state’s first MTB-XCO event with the technical backups from officials of the Meghalaya Cycling Association, he said.

Urging participation from the corporates, offices and businesses to send in their teams to participate at the event, Banjop said this is one event where the respective organisations can field in their best men and women.

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 karts to the venue and submit the forms and registration fees on April 29  and they will be allotted their kit bags and bip numbers.

The registration forms and copies of the rules can be collected from ProCycling, a bicyle shop near St Edmund’s School here.

The registration fee is Rs 500.

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

Khyllait, who is part of the technical team to build the track for the cycling event, said that the event will give opportunity for the local talents to hone their skills as athletes from other states are also participating in the event.

Khyllait, who represented the state in various regional and national cycling competitions, said, “I assure you this is one of India’s finest tracks for XCO event.”

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