Indian girl who cycled 1,200km carrying injured father offered try-out with national federation

She cycled for seven days with her dad riding pillion

A girl rides past an untethered bull in the street in Nandi near Varanasi, Benares, Northern India (Getty)

(Image credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

A 15-year-old girl has been offered a try-out with the Indian Cycling Federation after cycling her injured father 1,200km home.

Jyoti Kumari cycled for seven days with her father Mohan Paswan riding pillion, in order to get from where her father had been working back to their home village.

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