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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cycling to save orangutans and sharks

KUCHING: Cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Ride for the Wild 2017 as a show of support for the conservation of orangutans and sharks.

While the main event is targetted at Kuching’s cycling community, various side activities will be held to attract other members of the public.

These include a zumbathon organised by the Swinburne Dance Club, to be led by instructors from Soul Dance. Those interested to participate in this 90-minute workout can contribute cash to wildlife conservation.

In line with the event’s green theme, the Swinburne Green Club will organise a recycling drive on the day to collect paper, plastic, glass and aluminium cans.

A small token will be given to those who drop off a minimum of 2kg of recyclable items.

Visitors to the event will also get to enjoy henna paintings of wildlife and a photo booth.

Children can find entertainment at the Kids’ Corner, which will offer games, word search and colouring activities.

Organised by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Programme, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Ride for the Wild 2017 aims to provide stakeholders with a platform to send messages of support for wildlife conservation.

The event will be held on May 20 and registration is open for the first 100 riders.

The fees are RM70 for the 56km routes, RM60 for 23km and RM50 for the mini route.

Forms are available at the WCS Malaysia Kuching office and online at https://goo.gl/Bw6kFB

Those unable to ride on the day itself can participate in a virtual ride, either on exercise bikes or actual bicycles.

They need to email a track log to show that they have completed a certain distance. The track log will be posted on WCS Malaysia’s Facebook page and participants will receive an e-certificate of participation.

For more information and event updates, contact Douglas Tan at wcsmalaysia@wcs.org, call 082- 239 795 or go to www.facebook.com/WCS.Malaysia/

Tags / Keywords: Sarawak , cycling , wild , nature , orang utan , shark

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