A 15-year-old girl who cycled 1,200km with her injured father on the back of her bike has been invited to a cycling trial by the Cycling Federation of India.
Impressed by her astonishing effort, the federation invited Jyoti Kumari to take the test. If she passes, she will become a trainee at the state-of-the-art National Cycling Academy.
"We have told her that she will be called to Delhi next month as soon as the lockdown is lifted. All the expenses of her travel, lodging and other will be borne by us," Chairman Onkar Singh told Press Trust of India.
Jyoti began her journey after India went into lockdown, and many workers were left stranded and unable to work. She and her family were threatened with eviction and they had no food, she told BBC Hindi.
With trains cancelled, Jyoti decided to buy a bike with the emergency grants given by the government.
Her father, who was injured in January, sat on the back of the bike and they travelled for seven days from Gurugram to Bihar, in eastern India.
Good luck in the trials, Jyoti!
Makes some of my audax efforts seem rather paltry. Apologies if this has been highlighted in another thread.