Hello Shikin! How many editions of Ride for Rainbows have you done?
I have been involved since Year 2013 and this year will be my 7th year!
How do you feel about helping out?
It’s still work of course but most importantly.. I enjoyed the experience wholeheartedly as it gives me the pleasure of helping the families in need.
Somewhere along the way, I learnt that there is nothing greater than to do something for others. “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have”.
What is your biggest motivation to do this year after year?
My biggest motivation will still be the beneficiaries, seeing them kept me going year after year.
And not forgetting all the riders who participated and fundraise for our children and their families. Without their effort and strength, RFR will not be a success.
“A person's most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love”.
Shikin is taking her inaugural ride at this year’s Ride for Rainbows! Show your support and encouragement to her here
What motivated you to take part in Ride for Rainbows since its inception in 2012?
Since young, I have always enjoyed cycling as it provided a form of recreation, mode of transport, exercise and sporting pursuit. Back in 2012, I came to know of Ride for Rainbows through a former school mate and a fellow cycling enthusiast.
Their idea of initiating support of Club Rainbow and its beneficiaries through a cycling fund raiser event resonated with me. I roped in a few of my colleagues from our company’s Sports and Recreation Club, to cycle, sponsor our ride and others to help with photography efforts.
Completing each consecutive ride was tough on the mind and body as we covered distances of 100km, cycling all round Singapore and in the middle of the night. I derived a huge sense of satisfaction and fulfilment from each completion of the long ride, knowing that the funds raised will help alleviate the plight of the children and their families as they cope with their illnesses. I look forward to continuing my efforts in combining cycling and fund raising for a worthwhile cause.
Do you have anything to tell our children or other fundraising riders?
For the children and families of Club Rainbow - We want you to know that we are with you in spirit. Keep up the fighting spirit and stay positive. For my fellow fund raisers and riders – Let’s band and ride together as a caring community and do our best in our fund raising activities. Let’s look out for each other during the ride, ride safely and with due consideration for our fellow riders and other road users.
Ride for Rainbows 2019 is now open for registration. For more information, please click here