Kevilebo Zhotso, from Nagaland has become the first cyclist from the State to be signed up as a professional sponsored rider. The young gun has been signed up by Walk To Himalayas (WTH) Adventures Pvt Ltd as a sponsored rider. The Nagaland cycling community said that Zhotso started working in a cycling store, helped build tracks and organize races in Meghalaya, made new friends, networked with the right people, proved himself in competitions and finally got his big break.
Hardworking, focused and committed, Kevilebo moved out of the State to be a cyclist. During a visit to Meghalaya, the WTH Team met Kevilebo, as they were conducting a race for MTB (Mountain Bike) Meghalaya. He was a part of the team who conducted the race. Seeing him ride and the skill set he exhibited, they offered him to come on board.
Walk to Himalayas has been organizing MTB races in the Northeast under their banner ‘WTH Biking Challenge’ and have an existing team of riders who participate in events in India and abroad. Kevilebo will be a part of the team and would be participating in XC, Enduro and Downhill races for the team. The young Naga will also be sponsored by Steadfast Nutrition, which is a premium sports supplement brand for sports supplement during races.
Also, the Nagaland team comprising of Kevilebo, Meguo Benny Metha, Seyieo Sekhose and Imo Jamir will be competing in Assam Downhill Mountain Bike Race, this September.