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Ride to raise: Cycling from Adelaide to Sydney for charity

cycling from adelaide to sydney

Bike touring to raise funds for the needy

50-year-old Jimmy Goh is about to embark on a ride he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

In a week’s time, he will be cycling 2000km from Adelaide to Sydney – taking the longer coastal route – in hopes of inspiring the less fortunate to keep going, no matter the challenges and obstacles that come their way.

He is hoping to raise a total of SGD25,000 from this ride. The donation will be going directly to Club Rainbow (Singapore)where they look after the lives of 1000 chronically ill kids and their family.

Giving back, one pedal at a time

 

All of the items he will be bringing along to Adelaide.

On this month-long solo journey, he will take the time to reflect, while at the same time calculate the amount of food he needs before running out as well as the mileage he has to cover per day.

“Preparation of the food and to overcoming the winds at southern Australia will be a challenge, but I will do it for charity.

“I choose to camp most of the time so the amount of food I need to stock up has to be calculated carefully. Too heavy is a bad idea too. Australia winds at the coast is really really strong, it knocked me off my bike during my previous journey,” said Jimmy.

Route of the 2,126km ride he is about to embark on for charity.

Cycling from Adelaide to Sydney – not just a personal milestone

His interest in cycling and bike touring started out 3 years ago, when he found peace and serenity that comes with cycling long distance. 

He also wants to share that with the world in his own unique way. This is one of them.

Before sundown, getting ready for the night.

In 2014, he went on a solo bike tour from Perth to Sydney with a total of 2,000km covered in a span of 21 days.

This time, he doesn’t want to make it about himself.

Back in 2014, he slept in tents such as this one during his 21-day solo bike tour.

The 50-year-old said: “This time, I want to do it for charity, to inspire others to persevere, to embrace hardships and use it to define yourself.”

If you wish to donate to this cause, do head over to GIVE.asia to show your support!

 

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To follow up on his upcoming journey cycling from Adelaide to Sydney, stay tuned at sportsincycling and on our Facebook.

 

Mizah Salik

Author: Mizah Salik

Writer | Editor | Storyteller | Data geek | Aspiring Photographer
When she’s not writing, Mizah is constantly wired 24/7. She loves cats, cycling at night, and can’t survive without her weekly dose of chicken rice.

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