It took them nearly 200km but for good health and raising awareness, 14 cyclists and four support drivers from Bunanamo Triathlon Club successfully completed their journey cycling from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh recently.
The journey started early in the morning and despite the heavy traffic and bad weather, it didn’t affect their spirits when they arrived later in the evening. Bunanamo’s president, Rupert Chin then continued the event by handing over a donation cheque to Pay It Forward Ipoh (PIFI); an organisation that runs on public donations to feed the homeless in Ipoh.
“We decided to collect donations for PIFI because we support the idea. It was one of our members, Yeow Jian Hui, an Ipohite, who found out about this charitable organisation,” added Rupert.
Aside from the cheque, Bunanamo also donated one thousand packs of instant noodles and hand-me-down clothes, all to be given to the PIFI’s street friends. Started in 2014 by a group of triathlete friends who were preparing a race in Langkawi, this wasn’t the first time the club has done such thing and they hope they could spread the idea to more people. They managed to raise RM6000 for Sabki Ariffin a Para-triathlete to compete in the ITU race last year.
A representative from PIFI who was at the scene thanked Bunanamo and hope more people would join PIFI in the future. People who are keen to join PIFI can check their facebook page, Pay It Forward Ipoh for more information.