SINGAPORE: Cycling for 24 hours and going nowhere.
Not exactly your usual weekend activity, but a local cyclist is attempting
just that at the Youth Park to raise $10,000 for the Children's Cancer
She cycled solo from Singapore to Bangkok last year to raise funds for
the Breast Cancer Foundation.
But freelance photographer Wendy Chan said this year's challenge is
Besides physical endurance, she will also be tested mentally, something
she feels cancer patients face daily.
And she plans to raise funds for cancer every year.
"I lost someone very close to me which led to me not being able to do
anything except cycle, and that's when last year I decided to do something
apart from just cycle but try to do something else, that was fund raising,"
Wendy's biggest challenge would be to continue cycling through the night
and she is counting on friends to help her stay awake.
"I suspect for the next few hours I'll be alright because I just started,
I'm quite fresh. But come probably six, seven o'clock, the breaks may get
a lot more often. But I try not to stop for more than 5, 10 minutes at
a time because it'll probably be quite difficult to be motivated to get
back on the bike if i stop for any longer than that," she added.
But she'll keep her eye on the clock as her 24-hour attempt will end
at 12 noon on Sunday.
All proceeds will go to the the Children's Cancer foundation which serves
some 450 cancer patients and their families. - CNA