June 2013: Anchetty 200

The Ride

Anchetty is a small town just across the border in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. This new and refreshing 200 KM route takes riders south on Kanakapura road till Harohalli, then crossing the Tamil Nadu towards Thalli, before heading south to Anchetty through green rolling hills and landscaped dotted with lakes. The route then heads back up to Denkanikottai and Attibele, entering Bangalore via Hosur Road.

This is a challenging route with some steep sections. Please see the route information section below.

This is an ACP-sanctioned brevet ride, and must be completely self-supported. The ride must be finished within 13.5 hours, but note that it is not a competitive ride.

Ride Summary

Date: June 1 2013, 0600H
Start: IISc Centenary Gate, New BEL Road (Near M. S. Ramaiah Hospital)
End: HDFC Bank ATM, ORR, Silk Board, Bangalore
Distance: 200 km
Time limit: 13.5 hours 

The ride is open to all cyclists regardless of their affiliation.

Rules and Regulations

Please read the rules and regulations for a randonnée.

Lights and reflective jackets are compulsory for this brevet. You will not be allowed to start without them.

The rider must return his/her brevet card to the organizers at the end of the brevet for their ride to be homologated. Riders completing the brevet successfully can opt for a medal from ACP, for which a separate medal fee of INR 350 must be paid. Cards and medals will be returned after a few months.

Registration Information

To register please click here. Registrations will be accepted till Wednesday, 29th May 6PM.

The fee for this ride is INR 200 which can be paid either using NEFT or direct deposit. Payment details will be provided during the online registration process. Please note that on-the-spot registrations will NOT be accepted.

You can see the current list of registrants here.

You will need to sign a waiver at the start, if you haven't done so already.
June 2013 Anchetty 200 BRM Elevation Profile


Note that this is a challenging route with some sections of steep climbing and descent. Ensure that your equipment is in good repair (especially the brakes), and that you are physically prepared to ride such a route.

: Most of the route is in fairly good condition. From Harohalli to Anchetty the roads are fairy good but have some badly potholed patches. Some of the descents are very sudden and steep, and some of these have silt and sand accumulated at the bottom by rainwater.
There are some steep switchbacks on the final descent to anchetty - care must be taken to limit speed so as to not run off the road.

Traffic: Traffic on Kanakapura road and Hosur Road can be very fast. Please ride carefully. Traffic on the rest of the route is almost non existent, apart from the occasional bus or agricultural vehicle.

Terrain: Here is an approximate elevation profile generated by gpsvisualizer.com (using DEM data), there is about 2152m of climbing. The vertical red lines are approximately at Harohalli (54Km) Thalli (88Km) A village after Jawalagiri (115Km) and Anchetty (126Km).

A GPX of the route can be found in the attachment sections at the end of the page. Note that the GPX is only for reference. The cue-sheet should be used for the exact route.

A map is given alongside for reference. To view in Google Maps click here.


A draft cue-sheet is available for reference, along with photos taken along the route.
Registered riders will be given the final cue-sheet at the Start, along with a map.


Cumulative statistics:
Total number of registrants    
: 91
Riders started                 : 62 (68%)
Riders who completed           : 14 (23%)  
Did not finish (DNF)           : 48 (77%)  

The detailed results can be seen here.


Route : Bharathkumar Hegde, Abhijit K

Recce: Sudheendra, Sree, Nayan. Karthikeyan, Bharath, Alex, Abhijit,

Poster: Photo by Abhijit  K, taken just before the turn towards Talli, about 24KM from Harohalli.

Abhijit, Bharath, Nirmal, Siddharth, Sohan, Sreepathi, Sudharshan, Tanushree, Vasu
Anchetty - 200KM.gpx
Abhijit Kshirsagar,
May 22, 2013, 9:17 AM