Congratulation to all cyclists of Sky Adventure Club! Throughout this journey, the members have pushed their own limit till the very end with their determination, perseverance and persistence!
Now, please allow me to present to you the photos and the short summary of our whole journey!
Day 1-20th August 2009
We departed from Taylor's Business School at 4.30pm & reached OLY Apartment around 8pm .We unpacked our luggage, went to dinner and prepared ourselves for the next day!
Day 2 - 21st August 2009
On the next morning, members woke up at 5.30a.m. to prepare themselves for the cycling pledge expedition. All members were dropped off in front of Equatorial Hotel (our starting point) before the luggage, bags and bicycles were loaded into the cars and sent to the starting point for second round. Mak See Kay (Cookie) who is the Fitness Director of SAC had a warm-up session before the cycling pledge started and Loong Yun Kit (Wolf) checked all the bicycles before the journey started. Other members helped out in pasting the sponsors’ logos and the slogans of global warming awareness on the cars. At around 8.00a.m, Loong Yun Kit (Wolf) gave his last briefing and we started our journey with the formation arranged by him
And then... WE KICKED OFF!
The journey started off from Equatorial Hotel was indescribable. It was fun and exciting. The members were fired-up and amazed by the downhill slopes. Despite the steepness of the slopes, members were reminded not to cycle too fast and must be alert at all times, particularly the rocks on the floor.
Cameron Highlands was not just purely downhill. There were also many steep uphill. At first, members struggled themselves to overcome the steep slope. However, this uphill caused the members to be even well warmed-up and hence further slopes did not hinder the members to complete the journey. Perseverance and determination did count!
With hours of cycling, we've covered 94km on the 1st day. We unloaded our luggage & overnight at Hotel Oriental & Restaurant, located at Kampar.
And these are the facial expressions after we reached Kampar:
Day 3 - 22nd August 2009
On the next day, members woke up at the same time, 5.30.a.m, Hoh Kar Ming (Kiwi), Miss Gomathi (Advisor-SandDragon) and a few members checked-out while other members packed their things, placed them on the cars and moved their bikes to a nearby petrol station for conveniences.
Without time wastage, members warmed-up themselves beside the petrol station. Without further delay, we started our journey at 7.a.m. sharp. Although the current roads were flat, there were a lot of cars, buses and motorbikes. Therefore, members were reminded to be more alert for the incoming vehicles. Furthermore, members encountered steep uphill-slope again; but they overcame it.
Despite the long journey and hot weather, the members still had fun with the camera:
With all the energy we used up, we stopped at Bidor to have our lunch:
After recharging ourselves, the members were back on the track!! & we cycled to Tanjung Malim!!
Around 12.30pm, the sky rained heavily. Despite that, we didn't stop at all and we pushed ourselves all the way to Tanjung Malim until we found a station to stop.
As the rain subsided, the members were back on track once again. However, the rain started to pour even heavier later on and the members were shivering due to the air movement while cycling. Besides, the air blown as the vehicles passed by. This was indeed a tough challenge to the members.
After an hour of cycling, the rain finally came to an end. Without further delay, the members continued to cycle until they reached Hotel Sahara Inn at Kampar, Perak. Members proudly announced that they reached Hotel Sahara Inn in the evening at around 4.30p.m which was ahead than the estimated time. Members managed to cover 98km on the third day.
Day 4 - 23rd August 2009
For the last day, the members woke up at 5.30a.m. The members did a warm-up session as the weather was cold. This was to ensure that the members will not have muscle cramps during the expedition.
The journey was smooth in the morning and there were some punctured tyres during the journey. The members stopped at a petrol station due to the swollen eyes Loong Yun Kit (Wolf) encountered. Tang Kah Tim (Kayu), one of the crew drove him to a nearby clinic but unfortunately the clinic was closed on Sunday. Therefore, Loong Yun Kit (Wolf) insisted to continue the journey and he clarified that he was still able to cycle.
In the afternoon, the members had lunch at Rawang and continued their journey after that. Once again, the members encountered much steeper uphill-slopes as compared to
However, the members were still able to go through it with few stops at the side of the hill. After that, there was a downhill slope which led the way back to
Before heading down to Sungai Buloh, we decided to take a group picture
The weather was extremely hot. Out of nowhere, Mak See Kay (Cookie) suggested us to fill tap water into those empty bottles so that the members could pour it on themselves to cool them down. Surprisingly, it worked!
Members came to a stop at a petrol station near the
The coolest thing was, our member, Flowerhorn cried because she managed to cycle from Cameron Highland back to Taylor's Business School without givinig up!!
Last but not least, we would like to thank our Organizing Chairperson and Assistant Organizing Chairperson:
Thanks to the crews and teacher advisor : Elephant, Alien, Fish & SandDragon!
To: The companies who have sponsored us (Chow Guan Sdn Bhd, Yeos and Insan Bakti )
If you're reading this, we would like to thank you for sponsoring us:
1. Yeos - for sponsoring us 10 cartons of Isotonic Drinks
2. Insan Bakti - for sponsoring us RM 500 for our Cycling Pledge Expedition
3. Chow Guan Sdn Bhd - for sponsoring us 15 EXITWAY Bikes, 18 Cyclists attire & 15 Helmets
Thank you to all of you. Your generosity have indeed helped us to make this event a success. We the Sky Adventure Club would like to express our gratitude to you! Thank you once again!!
1. Videos will be posted up into either YouTube, Facebook or Multiply. Alien will be burning it, so please be patient =)
2. We've taken 1176 pictures for this Cycling Pledge Expedition! Did we just break the record? Haha!