Ever since I was a kid and found out about this mythical mountain, Mt Everest, I knew I wanted to see it for myself. Years of watching documentaries and learning more about the mountain only increased my desire to one day visit it myself.
After reading a CyclingTips article where a few riders tried an Everesting on Everest, with SerkCycling, I knew I’d found a way to visit Everest.
The DK200 is a formidable beast and one which could not be completed without support. I was lucky enough to ride the DK with Rob who had his wonderful wife running support which meant I had the luxury of knowing at least 2 people at each checkpoint!
Have a look at the kit, gear and nutrition I used to get through the ride.
Setting out for a long ride is different to setting out for a normal weekend loop. This route is a 250 kilometre loop through Johor, Malaysia, starting from Woodlands and ending in Pengerang.
Everesting in Singapore is possibly one of the greatest challenges you could undertake, one which I’m happy to have attempted. At this moment in time it beat me, but I will regroup and re-attempt shortly.
I want to thank anyone who took the time to donate, share, like, comment, join us for a short or long time on Saturday or simply post anything about the attempt. Every single one of you made this attempt a success.
On January 20th 2018 I will attempt to Everest Hendon Road and hope to raise money for Qhubeka and the cycling community in Singapore. By completing this challenge I hope to raise $5,000 for Qhubeka and $5,000 for cycling in Singapore.
When I started riding cx I quickly found out riding with finger-less gloves dirt, muck and mud would get between my finger, and sometimes work it’s way into the glove. This can be annoying but sometimes becomes uncomfortable and distracting. The 2 solutions I had in mind were, ride without gloves or find some full finger gloves.
Malaysia has some wonderful mountain ranges to cycle. Kuala Lumpur is a staple for a lot of Singaporeans but I’ve ridden KL quite a few times so I looked further north, and decided to checkout Ipoh for a change.
Kuala Lumpur cycling staple ride of Genting Sempah. An out and back boasting a challenging category 2 climb and lovely countryside roads.
Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city, with close by mountains and well paved roads. What’s not to love about Kuala Lumpur as a cycling weekend destination.