Ride for Rations 2014: The Essential Details
Challenge yourself in cycling 240 km from Malacca to Singapore over 2 days for a charitable cause.
22 August 2014 – Depart for Malacca via coach
23 August 2014 – Cycle Malacca to Batu Pahat
24 August 2014 – Cycle from Batu Pahat to Singapore
Raise funds that will provide monthly rations to 300 needy households registered with Sunlove Neighbourhood Link, outreach of registered charity Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed.
The aim: to raise $280,000.00
Each participant has to raise minimum of $500.00 [in 2013, participants raised average of more than $1000.00; total funds raised approximately $250,000.00 supporting 260 households].
Each participant must pay organisation cost ranging from $280 to $350.
100% funds raised will go to the above cause & Sunlove will be custodian of funds.
Households live in 1-2 rental rooms; have no sources of income; elderly with no children; whose children are not supporting them; single parents; suffer from medical and intellectual infirmities; and require financial help to cover rental, conservancy, electricity and basic food expenses.
Cycling Route & Other Details:
Max of 150 cyclists supported by at least 40 support crew.
Cycling route: trunk roads that are scenic, affording non-interrupted of distances ranging from 2-10kms and having mix of flat roads and slopes.
It is not a race; providing opportunity to cyclist wishing to go fast with pacers who will guide at an average of 30-35km/h, the event is also aimed at amateur and recreational cyclist with our sweepers traveling at about 18km/h.
Participation is subject to acceptance of Rules and Regulations and raising of funds specified above.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike-Aid (Singapore) reserves the right to reject applicants for Ride for Rations 2014.
In aid of Down Syndrome Association, Singapore
PROJECT – 2008
Singapore’s first 24-hour, round-island, Charity ride!
8th – 9th Nov 2008
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE TO EVERYONE! YOU ARE CHAMPIONS!
Whilst you may have sore legs, not to mention in other areas, you should feel very proud and happy to have made history and taken part in Singapore’s inaugural round-the-island 24hr charity ride! It was not an easy challenge and everyone of you deserves a huge cheer and round of applause! Hip-hip hurray!
To have taken part in Enduro’08 demonstrates willpower, cycling prowess, determination, discipline, team spirit and above all, the willingness to help others! Thank you for having taken up the challenge in the name of charity.
It was not an easy ride for anyone: First, it was the heat of the day; then the evening traffic; followed by the graveyard hours; to make it more interesting there was the violent storm; and then dawn came and ” the light at the end of the tunnel” as the 24hrs drew to a close. We believe that everyone who took part has achieved something special, be it in completing one loop or furthest distance cycled or amount raised for charity or just simply participating.
Above all, this was a charity event and the Down Syndrome Association thanks each and everyone of you: “Our members with Down syndrome and their families, felt very welcomed and we were impressed by the strong show of support we received from all of the participants. We were glad to be given the opportunity to show our members’ abilities as well as to create a greater awareness about Down syndrome”.
To date, S$ 129,000 has been raised, but with per km sponsorship still to come, plus other pledged amounts, we hope to see this increase further in the next few days. This is a fantastic achievement! Obviously after the event it is hard to keep momentum but we do need all donations in as soon as possible! For cash and cheque donations, please use the pledge envelopes and submit them to us. Contact us to arrange a convenient time to meet. As for the on-line web portal, this will remain open until 16 November. If you, or your donors, wish to use the on-line payment, please do so before 16 November!
Once we have all donations in and computed final distances we will be sending out to you a certificate of participation.
Some facts and figures about the ride:
Total registered: (including one walk-in…or should it be cycle-in?): 89
Total who started: 84
Total who completed at least one lap: 82 (97.6%)
Greatest number of laps: 6 (Relay Team: Stars B)
Relay: 708km, 6 laps (Stars B – Edward Blair, Ian Tate, Marc Rudajev)
Solo: 626km, 5+ laps (James Middleditch and Charles Monneron)
Team: 472km, 4 laps (Singapore Stars – Alan Grant, Adam Horler, Richard Parkinson)
Fastest Lap: 3hr 26 min (James Middleditch)
Here are a few final, post ride tips to help your weary bodies:
- Stretch those muscles! Legs, back, arms, shoulders, will all have suffered. Do proper stretching to aid recovery and eliminate stiffness.
- A massage is a great idea too, but no need to cost you a fortune as you can perform self-massage especially on legs and shoulders.
- Eat right. Post event eating is as important as pre-event eating. Add back in the carbo and proteins. Nuts, especially almonds, do wonders for muscle tissue repair. And don’t forget to drink (not just beer!)
- Service your bike. Your poor bike suffered too! Do clean it thoroughly and check it fully before taking to the road again. Better still, have it properly serviced.
The entire Bike Aid Enduro’08 committee extends their thanks and admiration to you all for having taken up the challenge of Enduro’08. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the event!
Safe and happy cycling!
In aid of Baan Unrak
KKL CHARITY RIDE (in aid of Baan Unrak)
Bangkok – Sangkhlaburi 8 – 15 March 2007
The KKL Charity Ride was to take place in March 2007. Unfortunately, due to security and safety issues, it was postponed to May 2007.
Nonetheless, we continued to enjoy the support of our friends from the Thailand Cycling Club (TCC). 17 riders from Singapore and many more from TCC braved the 360km journey to reach Baan Unrak three days later, to the uplifting smiles and laughter of the children of Baan Unrak who staged a memorable welcome performance. A total of about S$61,000 was raised.
Bike-Aid (Singapore) thanks all riders, support crew, sponsors, donors and well-wishers for the successful completion of this project.
In aid of Kidney Dialysis Foundation
Bike Aid Charity Ride 2006 – Alor Setar, Kedah to Singapore
In aid of
27 riders and 11 support crew completed the 7-day, 970km ride from Peninsular Malaysia’s northern-most state to Singapore on 11 Jun 2006. The Bike Aiders were welcomed at the Singapore end of the Woodlands causeway with heavy rains. Nonetheless, the Bike Aiders pressed on and arrived safely at the Police Academy on Thomson Road, capping a long but enjoyable Charity Ride for the benefit of the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF). The project raised about S$120,000.
Bike-Aid (Singapore) thanks all donors, sponsors, support crew and riders for their contribution towards this project.
In aid of Women’s and Children’s Healthcare Foundation (WCHF)
HP CHARITY RIDE 2004 – Kota Bharu, Malaysia to Singapore
The ride span 7 days and covers over 700km from Kota Bharu, Kelantan to Singapore via Kuantan and Mersing.
Bike-Aid (Singapore) is pleased to report that the HP Charity Ride raised $243,000.
In aid of Baan Unrak
The Baan Unrak Charity Ride! – 5th to 12th September 2003
The Ride was a resounding success! S$49,000 was raised for the building of a school for the children of Baan Unrak. A further S$3,000 was raised to help Baan Unrak with the daily expenses.
THE GOOD CAUSE
Beginning in Bangkok and ending in Sangklaburi, this ride is planned for September 6 – 12, 2003. It will benefit Baan Unrak (House of Happiness), a home located in Sangklaburi, Thailand.
For more information on Baan Unrak, please visit: http://www.baanunrak.org/
Bike-Aid (Singapore) is indebted to the following organisations/individuals who were instrumental in the safe passage and conduct of the ride from Bangkok to Sangkhlaburi:
Singapore-Thailand Chamber of Commerce
Lions’ Club International District 310-D
Thailand Prudential TSLife
Thailand Cycling Club
Mr Howard Woon
Mr Archie Ong
Last, but most certainly not least, Bike-Aid (Singapore) is grateful to all adventurous cyclists, generous donors and diligent support crew who participated in the project. Their involvment is very much appreciated.
In aid of Children’s Cancer Foundation
Prudential Charity Ride
Bike Aid 2002 Hatyai, Thailand – Singapore
The Prudential Charity Ride (3 – 9 Jun 2002) raised a total of S$337,395.83 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF).
We are indebted to our donors and well-wishers for their unwavering support and generous contributions, without which, this would not have been possible.
We are also grateful to our dedicated bike aiders, both cyclists and support crew, who made this project a success by their enthusiastic participation and fund-raising.
Not to be forgotten are the staff and volunteers at CCF who, despite the conclusion of this project, continue to selflessly give of themselves to the children.
In aid of Baan Unrak
Bike Aid 2001 Project – Baan Unrak
The problems of the poor in this world are indeed enormous; disease, malnutrition and the lack of education are some of the inflictions forced upon them. It is a sad fact that women and children are often the greatest victims of the ravages of poverty. The activities of some individuals and organizations have, however, helped in the alleviation of the pain and agony of the underprivileged. Baan Unrak in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, is one such organization that has played a poignant role in helping the tribal and displaced people of the region.
Baan Unrak (House of Happiness) was established in 1991 in the Thai town of Sangklaburi, near the border with Myanmar. Its aims were to aid and provide for families, women and children otherwise plagued by poverty and disease. Baan Unrak is the result of the selfless and untiring activities of Didi (Sister) Devamala, who is a member of the Neo Humanist Foundation, a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization. Over the years Baan Unrak has striven to provide a safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children, and to economically and socially assist destitute women.
Today, Baan Unrak is home to 50 children aged between 2 to 16. There are 32 girls resident in the Girls Home and 18 boys in the Boys Home. In an effort to provide employment for women, a sewing and weaving center has been set up. A shop where the produced goods can be sold has also been established. Apart from providing housing and employment, Didi seeks to ensure the full development of the children through education.
She plans to establish a school in May 2001 to cater to the children from surrounding villages and the hill tribes. There are plans to set up six classrooms and a library. Naturally, this important task requires the succor and co-operation of compassionate hearts.
This tract is a humble appeal on behalf of the children of Baan Unrak for contributions which would go a long way to fulfill Didi’s vision of improving the position of the underprivileged through education. All well wishers are humbly requested to extend their assistance through monetary contributions and/or through the donations of books, stationery and medicine.