RK Sharma is an Indian cyclist who served as the Indian Chief Coach of the national cycling team. In 2022, he made headlines after being accused of misbehaving with an Indian national-level female cyclist.In 1984, RK Sharma joined the Indian Air Force (IAF). He served in the IAF for almost 28 years, before leaving it in 2013. He served the IAF as a Human Resources Manager.RK Sharmas affiliation with cycling started in 1985 when a tri-services cycling coach saw him pedalling his cycle furiously on his way to the office.In 1985, RK Sharma joined the Tri-Services cycling team, and during his tenure with the team, and he went on to win 9 national medals for the team.RK Sharma left the team in 1998 when he got posted to Bangalore as a result of which he lost his touch with cycling.In 2006, when RK Sharma was posted to New Delhi, where he began practising cycling once again. In Delhi, RK Sharma, on the weekends, refereed many local cycling events at a local cycling federation. In an interview, while talking about this, RK Sharma said, During that time, I started volunteering over the weekend with the local cycling federation. Around that time there were a lot of cycling road races that were being conducted and I would mostly referee there..In 2010, RK Sharma worked as a Deputy Competition Manager of the Road Cycling Tournament during the Commonwealth Games 2010. RK Sharma as a Competition Manager during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.In 2013, after being persuaded by Omkar Singh, the Chairman of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI), RK Sharma left his job at the Indian Air Force and joined the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in Lausanne, Switzerland. There, he pursued a 3-month long International Cycling Coaching Diploma. While giving an interview, RK Sharma, said, From what I knew, that was the most prestigious course in the world, I couldnt do the course while being with the Air Force, so I had to retire. This sport isnt like cricket, where there is money to be made. I knew that, as a cycling coach, my monthly income would come down by half. But I was ok with that..RK Sharma performed exceptionally well in his diploma course at UCI and managed to secure a First Class grade. During an interview, he stated, At the end of the course, my instructor told me my report was the amongst the best he had graded..After completing his diploma in 2013, RK Sharma was summoned by Omkar Singh, who asked him to immediately join the Indian cycling camp at the Indira Gandhi Stadiums Velodrome in New Delhi. RK Sharma with an Indian cyclist.