Daryl Chan to ride 170km on his Brompton for Hair for Hope – join him part way?

*20130608, update – Daryl has set up a Facebook Events page for this.

An old cycling buddy of mine, Daryl Chan is participating in Hair for Hope this year once again, and will try to raise $2,000 for Children’s Cancer Foundation in the process.

Hair for Hope 2013

Daryl says,

“I believe that participating in the event will provide the children with an additional source of strength that they are not alone in the battle against childhood cancer, but that the Singapore community is with them.”

He decides to do a little more his year:

“I will challenge myself with a 170km Round Singapore Ride on 27 July, aiming to return to Vivocity in time for my scheduled SHAVE.”

CCF 170km Round Island Ride in Singapore, Singapore | MapMyRide

“The Round Singapore Ride will start and end at Vivocity and will be on my Brompton Bicycle, instead of a road bike, in a bid to touch/inspire more people to make a donation.”

Alright Daryl!

I hopped over to his Hair for Hope page to chip in.

I’ve marked the date and hope to ride with him part of the way – on a mountain bike with slicks, else I’ll not be able to catch up with him; he is very fast!

His current estimated check points are:

  • 0km Start point: Vivocity 6.00am
  • 20km Farrer Road MRT Station (towards Lornie Road) 7:15am
  • 40km Mandai Shell 8:25am
  • 60km Clementi Road (Fong Seng) 7-11 9:30am
  • 80km NTU Entrance at Jalan Bahar 10:30am
  • 100km Kranji MRT (towards Woodlands) 11:30am
  • 120km End of Yishun Dam (Junction to Punggol Island) 12:30pm
  • 135km Outside NTUC Chalets (Pasir Ris) 1:30pm
  • 153km East Coast Pack (NSRCC End) 2:00pm
  • 163km End of East Coast Park (Fort Road End) 2:30pm
  • 170km Vivocity

Daryl Chan is a cycling buddy from about a decade ago, rising before dawn to ride the pre-work Marina South rides. Marina South was very different then, and a lovely bicycle route to do before breakfast.

On the way back, we’d ascend Mount Faber and Vigilante Drive along the Southern Ridges, and sometimes both! Daryl would race away and I’d plod along, but eventually we’d reach the top. I loved those rides!

This photo is from 11th May 2005, the first time Joelle rode up Mount Faber on her bicycle. Caron Chan is on the right.

We must have been chatting about photos that morning, for I was demonstrating iView Media Pro setting up a gallery of the morning ride.

I was comfortable having my iBook in my backpack, for it was a sturdy companion. A rambling blog post recorded the event.

It’ll be nice to ride with Daryl once again. Join him and chip in for the Children’s Cancer Foundation in support of the ride!


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