Ride for a Cause

Update posted by Ken Leong On Nov 18, 2018

It was initially just another men’s trip when I decided to go for this trip few months ago. I thought driving is too fast, walking is too slow but changing our speed and perspective at a speed of 20 km/h on a bicycle we can explore the natural beauty and the least accessible corners of Taiwan. The fundraiser was built around tiny donations where every km resembles just a small amount, the goal was to raise $1100, which is similar to the total distance in kilometers that I would travel. It is just my small effort to make this world just a little bit better for more of us. We’ve made it!

I had all the challenges that all the people told me about, for eg. all the steep climbs, all the different climates such as hot sun and raining, the head winds and even an unexpected typhoon struck, and the anxieties of giving up or throwing all your belongings that carry weight. But more than anything, what I found was just - freedom. I met amazing people, I found the most beautiful views that normally you can get them from postcards. Of all the countless moment of striving that I would never forget, one was just the first few days when we were on our way to Chiayi. The sky turned dark and cold. The clock was almost 6 in the evening and we still have 50 km ahead of us. We weren’t sure how many steep slope in front of us, and we were fatigued with sore legs. There had been so many reasons given to myself to just stop and give up, or just call it a day and I still have tomorrow, or just go home and it would be fine. But I didn’t. I just knew that I was not done yet for my cause. We finally made it to the destination at 11:30pm.

It wasn't really about cycling. It was about being free and seeing the world as it is and visualizing the world to be better. I want to tell people about its beauty and especially the parts that are less discovered. As stunning as the world is, it is now on fire. We don't know what will be left for the next generations, but we will try. And we will keep trying with every inch possible to make it count. And may they be felt by generations to come, when they have the opportunity to experience its beauty, just like the people who came before them, once did.

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Credits

Special thanks to CSR Go Green team behind this: Hoi Yen, Joey Khoo, Joanne Lee

Thanks to Exact’s matching fund

My Travel Buddies: Chee Heng, Wai-Loong

Photographer & Navigator: Chee Heng

Fitbit from: Kingsley Lee

Copywriter: Kelly Kel

and lastly all of YOU who had made this meaningful cause a success.

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You’ve been the Hero of this cause and your actions have directly or indirectly influence people around us. Thank you for the sweat and energy that you’ve put in. You’ve also led the example of going green for now and future, great ride !!

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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 16, 2018

Mission accomplished - Total 1,040.7km in 15days. Average 69.38km/day.


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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 13, 2018

Taipei is not far away, instead of rushing towards the end, we slowed down and enjoyed the ride as much as we can. We started around 10am, it started to rain. Had early lunch around 12:30pm, the shower turned into drizzle. Kept riding, reached hostel in Ruifang at 5pm. Settled down, took a bus to Jiufen for dinner. Still drizzled till late. An relaxing day.



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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 13, 2018

We left Taroko in the morning, rode on the Suhua Highway which is notorious for dark tunnels, big trucks, steep cliffs. It was dangerous yet scenic ride. As planned, we caught up with Lou, a very nice gentleman that we met along the journey, detoured from the highway, took train from Heping Station to Yilan and rode together all the way to Dali.


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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 10, 2018

Challenging ride through the tunnel but great experience.

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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 07, 2018

Waking up on the beach and live ...

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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 07, 2018

We have finally conquered the legendary Shouka climb!
The highest climb of Taiwan Cycling Route is the Shouka climb, which rises nearly 460 m (1640.42 ft) up the Southern Taiwanese mountains, with the 28km of hill riding

After that we proceed to South-Link Highway(Nanhui 南回 Road), is a dark uphill route, extremely challenging!

Confidently conquered the steep slope at Shouka, never realize there is another volcano even 🔥🔥🔥in front


Nanhui Road


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Update posted by CSR Go Green On Nov 07, 2018

We are half way through of our journey!
Climbing up from the Southernmost point of Taiwan, stopped by and camped nearby a hotspring, getting ready for the legendary Shouka (壽卡) hill climbing the next day! 💪

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I just got back from a holiday to Taiwan. Such a gorgeous country <3 Kudos to you for cycling all the way around the island!!

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Backed with $25.00 On Nov 14, 2018

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Brave thought, spontaneous execution, remarkable finishing! Your determination has only just begun to inspire and will continue to do so in years to come. It will be felt in the lives you have touched with this game-changing cause. Thank you & WELL DONE, Ken!

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