Bikers with worthy cause

Rolling their profession and passion into a worthy cause is what 29 amateur cyclists are doing at the 2013 edition of the OCBC Cycle Singapore race.

The 29 are from different professions – doctors, physiotherapists and administrators – but they all share a common passion of cycling.

The SingHealth Freewheelers, as they are known, was founded in 2011.

Friendship and fitness aside, the SingHealth Freewheelers are using their sport as a platform to raise tissue and organ donation awareness. So far $10,000 has been raised.

“It is from our colleagues at work, from their families and friends who believe in organ and tissue donation and believe by contributing some money to build up our needy patient fund. We can actually help our patients who are in need of money as well as to support them in their new journey with a transplant,” said Dr Terence Kee, team leader of SingHealth Freewheelers.

Even the heightened security, in light of the Boston bombing, will not be a roadblock for the avid cyclists and their supporters.

“Some of the patients and the families and the caregivers will be coming down for the Parade of Hope on Friday evening so they will be here as part of the event itself,” said Liang Zhiqi, a member of SingHealth Freewheelers.

The bikers with a worthy cause are part of a record number of 11,500 cyclists taking part in the 2013 race.

Source: CNA