Six riders from India will assemble in Guwahati next week and ride along the historic silk route to reach their ultimate destination - London. Through the journey, which will take 55 days, the bikers will pass through 16 countries including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan before reaching the UK.
In tune with their message of unity in diversity, the riders come from different parts of India - two from Hyderabad, two from Ahmedabad, one from Jaipur and one from Coimbatore.
"We are six riders from India including my son Rakshit and I. Both of us will start from Hyderabad on 24th April and meet the rest in Guwahati on 28 April. Together we will pass 16 countries and finally reach London after 55 days of travel, out of which 42 days will be for rest," GV Prasad told news agency ANI.
The Hyderabad-based businessman said the aim of the journey is to spread the message of "one world, one family". During the course of 55 days, the group will make several pit-stops in cities to interact with locals to promote their message of "vasudeva kutumbakam", which they proudly display on their bikes.
Recently, a group of women bikers from Hyderabad successfully completed a similar expedition which saw four of them ride through 15 states in India and six southeast Asian countries. The journey named "Road to Mekong" was backed by Telangana government with an objective to promote tourism. The four female bikers said the ride also gave them an opportunity to talk about women empowerment. Click for more trending news
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.