Thursday, January 16, 2014

Travellingbie : Brotherhood of Cyclers ~"MfMC Ride for Missing Children - Singapore-Hatyai Ride 2014" - Day 3 from Teluk Kemang to Kuala Selangor

“Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop pedaling.” ~ Claude Pepper

"MfMC Ride for Missing Children - Singapore-Hatyai Ride 2014

A group of 20 cyclists from Mission for Missing Children (MfMC), a non-profitable and politically independent organisation, are cycling from Woodlands in Singapore to Hatyai in Thailand from 11th to 17th January 2014 to promote awareness on children's safety issue. Join them at these locations:

Stage 1 - 11th Jan 2014: Woodlands to Batu Pahat (137.1km) 
Stage 2 - 12th Jan 2014: Batu Pahat to Teluk Kemang (169.4km)
Stage 3 - 13th Jan 2014: Teluk Kemang to Kuala Selangor (152.5km)
Stage 4 - 14th Jan 2014: Kuala Selangor to Setiawan (145.1km)
Stage 5 - 15th Jan 2014: Setiawan to Semanggol (98.7km)
Stage 6 - 16th Jan 2014: Semanggol to Bukit Kayu Hitam (210.1km)
Stage 7 - 17th Jan 2014: Bukit Kayu Hitam to Hatyai (66.1km)"

~by Cycling Malaysia Magazine


"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The original plan was, to become among the support cars from day 2 till day 4 and it was almost cancelled as my friend cannot take a day off on Monday. Till monday night, i haven't decided whether to join the ride or just following them virtually thru FB or Twitter. Early in the morning, then I've decided to make a move and start the engine to join the campaign at SK Keb Panglima Adnan Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson as i have made a promise to support them. After driving for more than 1 hour from Cheras, I've reached the school at 745am and they've just started to enter the school. I can hear students were clapping their hands welcoming the team. The campaign and talk awareness to students from Standard 1 to 6 went well. Responds were overwhelmed from students and teachers. Students, especially were eager to see them coming in and even some teachers were trying their bike. The short talk went well and everything seems to be in good order. 


"The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

After the talk, and having some refreshments - Nasi Lemak for breakfast, the team continued their journey of 152km to Kuala Selangor.

From Teluk Kemang - Sg Pelek - Morib - Klang - Kapar and Kuala Selangor, they've cycled for more than 152km. While in Sg Pelek Sepang, 2 cyclists have to bid farewell to the team. And the others continued the journey to Kuala Selangor.

At Sg. Pelek - stopped by to drink the irresistable Dragonfruit fresh juice :)

At Morib, we stopped for lunch and solat at Dataran Morib. The surrounding view was superb and the weather was extremely breezy and refreshing. And not to forget, Tauhu Bakar :)

The journey continued to Kuala Selangor via Klang and Kapar. We were a bit unfortunate when we reached Klang after 4pm. The traffic was heavy in Klang. The cyclists have left us behind because of the heavy traffic. Nearly half an hour, we manage to make a move to Kapar. However, the team heading to Meru instead of Kapar and we have to detour. We have been informed that one of the team members was having a minor accident while cycling. They've decided to continue the journey after having a short break and indeed, they have the strong will and spirit to reach Kuala Selangor. The journey from Meru to Kuala Selangor has lengthened their cycling distance from 152 km to approximately 180km and finally reached Kuala Selangor at 630pm.
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

After solat at one of the mosque in Kuala Selangor, we had a good food dinner at Ahmad Chan Abdullah Restaurant. The food was superb and the end of this spectacular journey for day 3 has ended here. Stage 4 will begin the next day with approximately 145km from Kuala Selangor to Setiawan. 

More members will be joining them on the next day as Tuesday was a public holiday in conjunction of Maulidur Rasul. I have to return back to KL for other programs. I hope their journey till the end will end well and Mission for Missing Children will be known across our country and other countries.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Attributed to Howard Thurman

Kudos to my brothers and the crew members for their huge effort in promoting and creating awareness for children's safety locally and globally. Though, i'm not directly involved in the journey, i humbly happy that i've been part of the team for that 1 day. If you bump into them along the road, say Hi and ask for #MfMC car stickers.

“It is our hope that our efforts will help raise the awareness level on children’s safety so that no children will go missing in the future,” said MfMC chairman, Mohd Khafiz Bachok. ~ from http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/01/11/Keeping-kids-safe-Organisation-promotes-child-safety-by-cycling-across-the-country/

The ride is open to all cyclists who want to ride for the cause. This is a fully self-financed ride and those interested may join the entire tour or ride in different stages. Those interested may visit the organisation’s blog http://mfmc82012.blogspot.com for details.

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." --Ernest Hemingway
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