Ride For Rations 2011
Malacca to Singapore
8th of July to 10th of July 2011
RIDE FOR RATIONS 2011
On the 9th and 10th of July 2011, members of Bike-Aid Singapore organized a charity rid from Malacca to Singapore, ‘Ride for Rations 2011’, in aid of needy, socioeconomically challenged families and residents registered with the Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link, a project by the Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd which is registered under the Charities Act.
The ‘Ride for Rations’ comprised of: an approximately 102 kilometers ride from Malacca (Emperor Hotel) to Batu Pahat (Crystal Inn Hotel) on the 9th of July, and subsequently, an approximately 135 kilometers ride from Batu Pahat to the Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link which is located at Block 3 Marsiling Road.Beyond participating in the ‘Ride for Rations’, the 60 cyclists who registered for the Ride were encouraged (and expected to) engage in a fundraising drive and accumulate a minimum sum of S$500 each for the deserving beneficiary prior to the Ride.
The contributions of participants, cyclists and supporters alike, exceeded expectations throughout the two-day Ride and in the collection of donations, which amounted to a sum of S$78,122. There were no organizational costs incurred for the ‘Ride for Rations’ as participants (cyclists and supporters) paid for their own accommodation, meals and various other individual costs incurred in the course of the Ride, ensuring as such, that every dollar and cent collected in donations was channeled to the beneficiary. These funds were immediately, in August 2011, channeled to the Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link to purchase monthly rations amounting to S$70, from August 2011 to July 2012, for 93 needy homes (families and residents) registered with the charity.
The list of deserving families registered with the Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link indeed extends to 868 families living in rental one-room flats, approximately 80% of who are elderly and suffer from medical and intellectual infirmities, and have been made reliant upon minimal monthly financial help from self- help bodies which are often used for the coverage of rental, conservancy, electricity and basic food. The staff at Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link solely, according to meticulous needs-based criterion, selected the list of 93 deserving families to which the amount raised from the ‘Ride for Rations 2011’ was channeled. Beyond the ‘Ride for Rations 2011’, a significant number of participants in the Ride who have witnessed the gratitude expressed by families registered with the Sunlove-Marsiling Neighbourhood Link for the monthly rations, have regularly been involved in the monthly distribution of rations and supporting the charity in its efforts to provide medical, nutritional, educational and recreational support services for the elderly and vulnerable families in the area.
Memories captured on film (login to facebook maybe required)
Organized by Bike-Aid (Singapore), Ride for Rations (RfR) 2013 flagged off on 14 September 2013 involving 98 cyclists, cycling from Malacca to Batu Pahat and on 15 September 2013,
from Batu Pahat to Singapore. They were supported by 36 support crew and 17 vehicles.
RfR raises funds to support needy families and resident registered with the Neighbourhood Links of the charity, Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd.
Highlights of RfR 2013:
• raised $240, 000.00. As a result, 260 households are able to benefit from monthly rations, an increase of 31% over 2012;
75% was raised by the participants & 25% was raised through corporate donations;
• 95% of RfR 2013 participants raised at least $1,000.00; 99% raised the minimum $500.00.
• at the RfR 2013 appreciation dinner, participants spontaneously contributed about $5,000.00 from their own pockets;
• oldest cyclist was 70 years old and another 68 years whilst the youngest was 17 years.
• Day 2 saw cyclist cycling in heavy rain and even knee deep water with one spot termed “teh tarik”
• 2 participants roping in 2 of the corporate donors to host lunch cum block party for residents at Marsiling with 2 other participants sponsoring the same for residents at Chai Chee.
RfR 2013 had to be re-scheduled from July to September 2013 due to the unforeseen haze that engulfed Singapore and Malaysia as the safety of participants was of paramount importance.
There was no organizational costs incurred for the RfR 2013. Participants paid for their own accommodation, meals and various other individual costs incurred in the course of the Ride. Thus every dollar and cent collected in donations was channeled to the beneficiary.
Cyclists and supporters, keep the wheels rolling for Ride for Rations 2014!
View RfR 2013 video created by Dr Kevin Soh, who is 3rd time RfR participant.
Read about participants’ experiences:
Comments by RfR 2013 participants
Ride for Rations 2013
Malacca – Singapore
5th July – 7th July 2013
Bike-Aid Singapore, a Singapore registered society, is glad to organise the 3rd Ride for Rations, i.e. Ride for Rations 2013, which will involve cyclist cycling fom Malacca to Singapore, a distance of about 240km. It will be held from 5th to 7th July 2013 and the event will be limited to 100 cyclist to ensure safety and well-being of the cyclists.
Cyclist will have to raise a minimum of $500 that will be used to purchase rations for needy families in Singapore. Whilst this is the minimum, we are confident that cyclist will surpass this amount based on our target amount for 2013.
All funds raised will be channeled directly to the cause.
Admin and organisation cost for the event, which is $250, will be borne separately by the cyclist and support crew. A breakdown of what the registration fee will be used for is found below.
To raise funds that would provide a substantial amount of monthly rations to needy families as identified by Sunlove Neighbourhood Links, which is a project up by Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd (commonly known as Sunlove Home), an organization registered under the Charities Act. The Neighbourhood Links are located around clusters of 1 room blocks in Marsiling, Chai Chee and Hougang. Most of the residents include: senior citizens; having no sources of income; suffer from and, or are recovering from medical and intellectual infirmities; and are dependent upon minimal financial help and handouts to cover rental, conservancy, electricity and basic food.
Pedal 240km in 2 days from Malacca to Singapore.
Enjoy a wonderful tour of the Malaysian countryside and raise funds for a meaningful cause.
Background & Other Details: In 2011, the first Ride for Rations raised funds to provide monthly rations worth seventy dollars to 93 families at Sunlove’s Marsiling Neighourhood Link for up to a year. In 2012, the second ride enabled us to support 199 families.
In 2013, we aim to raise funds to continue supporting these families and to be able to reach out to more families at Sunlove’s Neighbourhood Links. Based on our philosophy of ensuring maximum funds are channeled to the charitable cause, all funds raised in Ride for Rations 2013 would be used strictly for the above cause. Riders[Cyclist] and support crew woud pay a separate amount for the administrativee and organisation cost, which range from S$200-S$250 per person.
Each cyclist is expected to raise a minimum of S$500. We envision cyclist raising beyond this minimum amount so that many more residents can benefit from the event. Our target is to support about 250 families and we aspire to raise at least $220 000.
It is a non-competitive event and is aimed at being totally recreational.
You can contribute by either ONE of the following: cycling AND raising funds; being the support crew; raising funds only. We look forward to your supp
Departure from Singapore for Malacca on Friday 5th July 2013 via coach at about 2 pm.
On Saturday, 6th July, cyclist will cycle the first leg from Malacca to Batu Pahat.
On Sunday, 7th July, cyclist will cycle from Batu Pahat to Singapore, ending off at Sunlove Neighbourhood Link at Marsiling.
Only 120 riders will be accepted.
Conditions for participation:
As per above
For more information, please email:
To register, please proceed to the RFR2013 Registration:
Breakdown of Registration Fee
Riders/Support Crew pay a $250 registration fee to cover organisational costs related to the ride, e.g.
- Transport to Malacca
- Accommodation [2 participants per room]: Malacca with breakfast; Batu Pahat with dinner and breakfast
- Refreshments during 2-day ride
- Post-ride refreshments & Post-ride dinner gathering
Bike-Aid (Singapore) reserves the right to reject applicants for Ride for Rations 2013.
Ride for Rations 2012 (Malacca – Singapore)
On the 7th and 8th of July 2012, Bike-Aid (Singapore) organized the Ride for Rations 2012 to support needy families and resident registered with the Neighbourhood Links of the charity, Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd.
The Ride for Rations 2012 that involved 80 dedicated cyclists pedaling from Malacca to Singapore, a distance of about 240 kilometers, was a huge success and raised more than S$150,000 for the aid of the beneficiary.
The contributions of participants, cyclists and supporters alike, exceeded expectations throughout the two-day Ride and in the collection of donations.
All cyclists who registered for the Ride were enthusiastically devoted to the cause and engaged in a fundraising drive, accumulating a minimum sum of S$500 each for the beneficiary prior to the Ride. There were no organizational costs incurred for the Ride for Rations 2012 as participants (cyclists and supporters) paid for their own accommodation, meals and various other individual costs incurred in the course of the Ride, ensuring as such, that every dollar and cent collected in donations was channeled to the beneficiary.
As such, the total amount raised through the event (more than S$150,000) was channeled towards sponsoring monthly rations (amounting to S$70 per family) for 199 deserving families registered with the Sunlove Home Neighbourhood Links for the period of August 2012 to July 2013.
Cyclists and supporters, keep the wheels rolling for Ride for Rations 2013!
In the Words of the 2012 Ride for Rations Participants:
Manoharan Pariasamy: I have participated in 2 ironmans( Aust and Germany) which are world renowned organization with huge support crew. But none have came close to the support given by our organization and support crew for ride for ration. A big salute to all those who made this such a wonderful experience to me and the rest of the riders. Cheers.
John Chua: fantastic job organisers! i came for the first time, not expecting anything much, but i was totally blown away by the amazing level of support!! from giving directions, to providing us with cold drinks and food, and the cheering we get as we rode past, they were all more than what anyone can wish for.
Kevin Lee : Dear crew: I know it’s not magic that put the food, the drinks in the cars, and the cars don’t drive themselves. Thanks for being at the junctions, at the hotels and by the roadside. Thanks for being there for us.
Gillian O’Flynn: I’m just echoing what everyone else that has participated has already said…… Awesome Job by everyone!! To our amazing organizers & support crew, without U guys we could never have made it. To all the fun riders, U guys make it worth the trip to ride & hang out with U all:) Where do I sign for next year.
Husain Khanali: Hi dear friends, I am Husain, it was a privilege to be with this charity ride for the 2nd year. God willing I will ride again next year. My thanks to the fantastic volunteers for their support and encouragement throughout the 2 days. I also met alot of friends who cheered me on when my tired legs were telling me to stop. My idol Manohar for his belief in me. To all the organisers for planning this memorable event.
G P Riders Tay: Well Done & A Big Thank You to the Organiser & to all volunteers.
Vimaljit Kaur : Thanks from all the riders to the wonderful support crew who cheered us on and coming to the rescue when anything went wrong
Pf Poon: Kudos to all the wonderful organizers and support staff! Fantastic job! Just want to let you know that you are very, very, very much appreciated!
Mohamad Husainy: First time taking part in an open overseas ride. Great ride, great company and best of all, a very well organised event! Cheers to the committee!! Thank you.
Amy SL Low: Thank You Organisers! Well plan trip, lovely ride. Thank U support Crew for your Tender Loving Care, bananas, rambutans and endless drinks supply under the joy sun! Thank U Cyclists for the wonderful journey! Thank u Kakis for the Beer. Good Job people!
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BAAN UNRAK CHARITY RIDE
Bangkok – Sangkhlaburi
30th October – 5th November 2009
Raise S$50,000 to fund the extension of an orphanage known as Baan Unrak (“House of Joy”) – a community development project and a home in aid of orphans and destitute women in Sangkhlaburi, northwest Thailand.
Pedal 360 km in 3 days, from Bangkok to Sangkhalaburi.
Enjoy a wonderful tour of the Thai countryside and raise funds for a meaningful cause.
Participants must raise a minimum of S$1,000 in donations. All project expenses will be shared among participants.
Every dollar collected will be channeled to the building of the extension to the orphanage.
Fri, 30 Oct: Leave Singapore (evening flight)
Sat, 31 Oct (Day 1): Bangkok to Khanchanburi
Sun, 1 Nov (Day 2): Khanchanburi to Thong Pha Phum
Mon, 2 Nov (Day 3): Thong Pha Phum to Baan Unrak
Tue, 3 Nov: Depart Baan Unrak/Transport to Bangkok
Wed, 4 Nov: Rest & Relax in Bangkok
Thu, 5 Nov: Flight back to Singapore (late afternoon flight)
Only 30 riders will be accepted.
Conditions for participation:
(1) Pay a registration fee of $500 (accommodation on a twin-sharing basis) or $600 (single). All registration fees will be pooled together and used to cover expenses of the project such as accommodation, air tickets, etc.
(2) Each participant must collect a minimum of S$1,000 in donations for Baan Unrak (this needs to be submitted before departure)
(3) Each participant must satisfy the Organizing Committee of his/her fitness to complete the ride
For more information, please email:
To register, please call:
+65 9109 9720 (Manjit)