The Northern Punjabi Bikers of Ipoh organised a bike ride from Ipoh to Perlis, visiting Sikh temples along the way. It was also to create awareness in youths about the sins of immoral activities.
The flagging-off ceremony was held at the Gurdwara Sahib Temple, Buntong on Saturday, September 6. This was the second such ride organised by the club which was established in September, 2013. The Ipoh-Perlis ride consisted of 50 super bikers and lasted two days.
According to club president, Maninder Jit, 26, the objective of the ride was to visit temples along the route and to donate much-needed funds for repairs. They would also visit family members of a victim of the MH17 tragedy in Bukit Mertajam.
“We want more youths to join our organised rides. This is to remind them the importance of upholding and respecting our belief and that of others. We’ll take this opportunity to visit Sikh temples along the way and contribute in kind,” he told reporters.
Present at the morning ceremony was the Adviser on Non-Islamic Affairs, Keshvinder Singh. He said that the Perak government had allocated RM10,000 for the Sikh community for their use.
In conjunction with the International Turban Day, the bikers wore turbans instead of helmets and would travel at a much slower speed.