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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Author: Mizah Salik
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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.