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Bikers ride for charity to help the underprivileged

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Harley Bikers pose for a group picture before starting their ‘Biker Charity’s Let’s Ride and Let’s Reach Out’ ride to Kampong Cham. Supplied

When a group of regular bikers got together for the regular ride across the country, an idea was mooted by some senior and new bikers, mostly using Harley’s to carry out small scale focused charity work to help the unfortunate across Cambodia, especially those who have been affected from the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given that the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia, even without a large cluster or local community spreading, the bikers, during their many rides had noticed and felt the heart wrenching effects of
the economic hardship and fallout that is gripping the rural people.

Thus, this initiative was born. Riders quickly got together, planned out a course of action but ensured that they maintained social distancing when they got together.

The initiative, led by Shamyrat with another seasoned biker, Sean, who is also the founder of the Phnom Penh Harley Owner Group (PP HOG Chapter) had already identified 65 needy families in Trapeang Kak village in Kampong Cham province.

Contributions by various entities being unloaded by bikers and villagers. Supplied

The word spread fast among the biker community with  respectful local biker, Sivorn Fernando to support the noteworthy initiative with Cambodia Biker (CBC), also joining in for this  ride.

This led to the “Biker Charity’s Let’s Ride and Let’s Reach Out “campaign.

Approximately 70 bikers from various clubs and varying  background  gathered at New City Walk, Chroy Chongvar at 8am and pushed off at 9am to the designated  village in a convoy riding followed by a volunteer pick up vehicle transporting the charity goods and a  photography crew from KPTR.

The main contributors of the donations in various goods are as follows: Annariya Salon & Beauty Spa Clinic, Sedarah MC Cambodia,  Phnom Penh Harley Owner Group (HOG) chapter, HarleyKrama,  Cambodia Family Biker, Malaysian Embassy,  Royal Enfield and Ramatex who contributed school bags.

Delighted villagers with the aid provided by the bikers at the Trapeang Kak village. Supplied

Sean Wong, one of those who actively participated in the charity ride singled out the contribution made by the Malaysian Embassy in Cambodia.

“The Embassy’s contribution was meaningful, especially since the ride and charity event coincided with the 63rd National Day of Malaysia and fits in well with the Malaysia Cares motto for this year. This ride followed an earlier flag ride of bikers and cyclists who did a Merdeka ride on the eve of Merdeka, in collaboration with the PP HOG Chapter.

 

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