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.