Gandiva Bikers to Ride 16,000KM to Russia

  • 15 Jun 2018
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The historic feat is Malaysia’s first ever international bike expedition to Russia and it's going to be two Indian bikers; Uthayakumar and Murugan from the Gandiva Motorcycle Club based in Malaysia.

These bikers are determined to break a record for the “Longest Distance Motorcycle Ride by Duo” in the Malaysia Book of Records. Equipped only with their backpacks and Harley Davidsons, Uthayakumar and Murugan will travel across 8 countries, beyond 16,000km for more than 60 days.

Starting off this challenging journey at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) in Kuala Lumpur on 19 April, the biker duo will ride through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China and Mongolia to finally reach Moscow, Russia just in time to watch the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Despite riding through the dangerous mountain roads of Kathmandu together a year before, Uthayakumar feels that this ‘Ride to Russia’ expedition is going to be FIVE times tougher. Of course, riding a bike with minimal supplies and travelling across the borders is not something everyone is up for.

Show your support for the Malaysian bikers by tagging your wishes with #RideToRussia2018. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey to Moscow, Russia.

7 June 2018

Mission accomplished. Gandiva bikers made history as they reach Moscow in Russia to catch the first day of FIFA World Cup Games.

5 June 2018

Brotherhood of the riders staying close to fight the cold. Send our wishes to the Ride to Russia crew!

31 May 2018

The bikers have now reached the city of Kemerovo in Russia. 

28 May 2018

Ride to Russia crew signing in from Krasnoyarsk with their Russian brothers.

26 May 2018

The bikers visit the largest freshwater lake in the world.

25 May 2018

Gandiva bikers stand shoulder to shoulder with their Russian brothers.

24 May 2018

Finally, the riders reach Russia! How exciting is this?

22 May 2018

The riders exporing vast deserts of Mongolia.

21 May 2018

Mongolia travel diaries!

20 May 2018

Where the road ends, a new journey begins. It's the riders' final day in China, but they are beginning a new ride through the wild, off-beaten Mongolia.

19 May 2018

The Ride to Russia bikers are taking in all that China has to offer; nature, culture, history, tradition and its wonderful people.

18 May 2018

The bikers' travel diaries as they ride through the highways in China.

14 May 2018

Here's a glimpse of their ride through the roads in China.

12 May 2018

Some of the photos clicked when the Ride to Russia bikers cross China border.

9 May 2018

Checking in from Hanoi's Harley Davidson 

5 May 2018

More photo and video updates directly from Vietnam. The bikers are loving the roads, climate and especially, the people! 

4 May 2018

Gandiva duo say 'Hi' from Vietnam! They are now travelling by land and meeting the locals in their Ride to Russia journey.

30 April 2018

Gandive bikers tour around Ho Chi Minh City and stop by the famous Mariamman Temple.


29 April 2018

Finally, the bikers reach Vietnam—their fourth country in the Ride to Russia journey.


28 April 2018

The bikers riding through Phnom Penh to reach the border of Vietnam.

25 April 2018

Gandiva bikers sign in from Cambodia's iconic Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

24 April 2018

The #RidetoRussia duo reach Thailand-Cambodia border.

21 Apil 2018

The #RidetoRussia journey takes the bikers to Thailand.

19 April 2018

Flag off Ceremony of Ride to Russia 2018 at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)!

Murugan bidding farewell to his son

Brotherhood of bikers and families gathered to show support

Flag off by Russian Ambassador to Malaysia

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