RHB Banking Group’s first Virtual Ride ended on Oct 3 with over 120,000km traversed by 2,000 cyclists across Malaysia.
The 14-day virtual cycling event is part of the bank’s commitment towards promoting a healthy lifestyle through cycling.
RHB pledged RM1 for every 1km distance cycled by participants, capped at 100km per cyclist.
It will honour its pledge by donating RM100,000 towards providing financial aid to B40 families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order.
Its group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli said the virtual ride was an instant hit among local cyclists with the original 1,000 registrations being taken up within the first 24 hours.
“To allow more cyclists to participate, we doubled the registration limit to 2,000 participants and this, too, was fully subscribed within a few days of the event being launched.
“It is simply amazing how determined participants are to contribute back to the community as evident from the total distance cycled during the 14-day period,” he said.
The top five cyclists recorded an impressive accumulated distance of 11,332.48km.
They are Mohd Farid Hassan who cycled a distance of 3,104.6km, Rudy Ahmad (2,589.42km), Chng Kok Wei (2,126.24km), Choo Wei Jian (1,786.8km), and Ronnie She Chien Wei (1,725.42km).
“Thank you to all participating cyclists for your support of our Virtual Ride 2021 and for contributing your energy and time towards this good cause.
“More than 330 B40 families will benefit from the amount pledged, through food boxes as well as cash contributions,” added Khairussaleh.
On top of the RM100,000 pledged by RHB Banking Group, RHB Foundation also contributed an additional RM100,000, while RHB staff contributed to the cause via the RHB Touch Hearts programme.