Ride for Rations 2012 – Recollection
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!