Rajbir Singh (17) became the 11th athlete to be inducted in the Hero Action Team (India’s first fully-supported mountain biking team or MTB), run jointly by Hero Cycles and Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA).
A resident of Dhalli near Shimla, Rajbir comes from a family of sportsmen and aims to participate in international MTB races. He became passionate about cycling after watching international riders who used to come to Shimla for MTB-Himalaya.
He has been a top performer for the past two years in circuits and ranked third (overall) and won the U-19 category in Hero Sprint MTB-Shimla. He says his ultimate goal is to win the World Championship and represent India in the Olympics.