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Cycle For Cancer 1100km From Sandakan To Sibu on 15-24 July

With travel restrictions easing and borders reopening internationally, it is time to wipe dust off the luggages and plan for cycling trips again. Moreover, a positive outcome of the pandemic is that the public is generally becoming more conscious. Evidently, the number of cyclists are increasing on the roads on both weekdays and weekends. Now is the time to combine travelling and cycling for a good cause.

In Malaysia, 50,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed annually. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, National Cancer Council (MAKNA) disbursed RM15 million in aid to nearly 7000 patients all over Malaysia in the year 2020. Since its establishment in 1995, MAKNA has provided curative, preventive, research and support services to cancer patients and their families, high-risk groups and the general public in Malaysia.

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), through organising Cycle For Cancer
2022, aims to raise RM500,000 MAKNA as well as raising public awareness on cancer in Malaysia through cycling.

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Cycle For Cancer from 15 to 24 July is not a race but is a fully supported long distance 10-day ride – spanning over 1100km from the east coast of Sabah.

You will be cycling the beautiful rolling hills of the Crocker Range passing Southeast Asia’s tallest mountain, the majestic Mt. Kinabalu, and along the west coast of Sabah.

Cyclists will then take a scenic coastal route crossing the borders of Sarawak (and Brunei) towards the historical town of Sibu, home to MAKNA’s East Malaysia Office.

The ride is of an intermediate difficulty level. Thus, cyclists will need adequate training prior to participating in this ride. Daily distances will range between 100km to 150km, cycling at an average speed of 25km/hour. Appropriate grouping of riders according to speed and experience will be done before the event and medical screening by a certified doctor is needed before participation.

Participants will be required to raise a minimum of RM3,000, of which a minimum of RM1,000 will be channeled to MAKNA. Receipts for tax exemption will be issued.

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This participation fee includes three daily meals, twin-sharing accommodation for the entire event, one cycling jersey, and a support convoy team looking after medical, technical and safety aspects.

Cyclists will need to bring their own bicycles, helmets, lights and manage their own insurance coverage.

Donations, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available for anyone wanting to support this good cause. Registration ends on 31 May. Visit bit.ly/CFC2022 for more information.