Some 60 bikers raised funds for Boys’ Town and Assumption Pathway School on July 17.

A special charity cycling event raised more than $100,000 for Boys’ Town’s new building project and also for Assumption Pathway School, a school that provides specialised vocational training for youths.

Some 60 cyclists, led by accomplished paraplegic athlete and avid cyclist Dr William Tan, embarked on a 180-km cycling route around Singapore on July 17.

The Ride for Hope event was divided into three stages. Stage one spanned Upper Bukit Timah Road to Sengkang East Way, stage two was another 60 km from Sengkang East all the way to Tuas West Avenue, and the last stage was from Tuas West Avenue back to Upper Bukit Timah Road.

The riders had the option to cycle for just one stage or to ride the whole 180-km stretch.

Mr Ng Siak Juay said he was very excited to join this event and that he would like to take part in more such programmes. Mark, a student cyclist, said he found the activity tiring but enjoyable as he was able to cycle with his friends..

Although Ride for Hope was for Boys’ Town and Assumption Pathway School, staff and students from Assumption English School also helped to raise funds for this event.

All three institutions were started by the Gabrielite Brothers.

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