Ride for Rainbows, organised by Club Rainbow to support children with chronic illnesses and their families, will be held from 8 to 31 October 2021. Last year during the pandemic, the charity cycling event pivoted to a virtual format for the first time and fundraised close to $600,000 with the strong support of the local cycling community. In celebration of its tenth year of raising awareness and funds, Ride for Rainbows empowers participating riders to “Ride your heart out” by riding 1km for every heart earned or every $10 of donations raised.
The non-profit and children’s charity, Club Rainbow, aims to raise $600,000 while raising awareness for its cause and encouraging an active lifestyle through cycling. This year, participating riders can have more fun virtually by earning more hearts as they garner more funds. As the participants earn more hearts, they can level up to the next tier and unlock new rewards.
“Although we could not hold a physical event last year, we are heartened that we still received overwhelming support from the cycling community. Many participants welcomed the flexibility of the virtual event, citing that they could ride at their own convenience and own pace. COVID or not, they are still passionate about supporting our cause,” said Dr Sashikumar Ganapthy, President of Club Rainbow.
“The funds raised will enable our families to live with dignity, maximise the developmental potential of our children and develop them towards their fullest potential,” he added.
Participating for the fourth time is Thomas Tan whose son, 16-year-old Sage Tan, is a beneficiary of Club Rainbow. “Sage will be riding to raise funds for the second time, having learnt to cycle only 3 years ago. Born with a rare genetic disease, he joined Club Rainbow at the age of two. Over the years, we have seen how Club Rainbow supported him and many other children with the critical services and programmes provided. We are excited to be part of the event and hope that the funds we raise can benefit more children. I also look forward to strengthening our father-son bond as we can spend more time together.” he said.
NO FIXED CYCLING CATEGORIES
Participants can sign up as individuals or teams. Each participant can cycle 1 km with every heart earned, and up to a maximum of 100 km. To secure a place in the event, each participant must earn ten hearts or fundraise the minimum amount of $100 by 26 September 2021.
Date: 8 – 31 October 2021
Time: Anytime within the abovementioned period
Venue: Anywhere within Singapore
For more details or sign up for Ride for Rainbows – “We ride so others can see their rainbows”, please visit here.
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