Sports junkie to cycle 12 hours indoors to raise funds for charity


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2020

Wilson Lee

Sports junkie Wilson Lee, 31, an innovative consultant, wants to do his part for the needy by cycling for 12 hours this Sunday from the comfort of his home.

He would cycle on his stationary bicycle from 8am to 8pm with some toilet break intervals.

He hopes to raise at least RM5,000 for the Suriana Welfare Society. All proceeds will be used to aid the needy with food supply during the movement control order (MCO).

“I was inspired by Global Cycling Network‘s 24 hours cycling challenge and I’m inspired to cycle for 12 hours. Believe it or not, the longest I have ever sat on an indoor bike is 80 minutes.

“So not only will this be a test of physical endurance but also a mental challenge. Never been a 'fundraiser' type for my sporting pursuits but these aren’t normal times and wanted to do something nice after the rough month most Malaysians have endured.

“We’re all in this together #kitajagakita, ” said Lee who grew up in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Meanwhile Suriana Welfare Society’s chairman James Nayagam said he was thrilled by the effort championed by Lee.

“If many people could think out of the box and creatively to raise funds, we could help a large number of those in need with basic food supply. We are proud to be associated with this good effort, ” said James.

The cycling challenge will be shared on Instagram live at @wlsnlee and Google Hangouts at https://meet.google.com/yvn-feez-xcr.

To donate visit www.simplygiving.com/covid-fundraiser.

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