Fond mem­o­ries of the gang

They used to cy­cle to school and back ev­ery day.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - People - By KEVIN LOH star2@thes­tar.com.my

FA­THER of two Gan Vi King be­lieves that cy­cling is more than just a leisure ac­tiv­ity.

The se­nior fi­nan­cial con­troller at Global Ori­en­tal Ber­had based in Seri Kem­ban­gan, Se­lan­gor, shares a pas­sion for cy­cling with his loved ones. His love for the ac­tiv­ity be­gan in his child­hood days in Tan­jung Kling, Me­laka, when he would cy­cle to school ev­ery day with his friends.

“We would cy­cle to school and then back home. We would pass by each of our friends’ houses, and so cy­cling was very much a group ac­tiv­ity,” Gan, 46, shares.

He even re­mem­bers his first bike, a Chop­per, which was a gift from his fa­ther.

These days, be­cause of the pres­sures of work and life, cy­cling is more of a leisure ac­tiv­ity rather than a daily one.

“I en­joy cy­cling with friends I meet in Face­book groups be­cause I feel it’s some­thing spe­cial. We meet as strangers and, af­ter a ride, we be­come friends,” he en­thuses.

Gan will be a part of the up­com­ing cy­cling event Ride for Malaysia be­cause he thinks that it’s a good way for him and his fam­ily to spend the day.

He’s also all for an event that cel­e­brates the spirit of to­geth­er­ness among Malaysians.

“I will def­i­nitely be tak­ing part be­cause it will also be mo­ti­va­tion for me to get back into cy­cling more ac­tively. Plus, we will get to en­joy a day out­doors, be close to na­ture, and get some fresh air,” he adds.

Ride for Malaysia is an event jointly or­gan­ised by the Star Me­dia Group and Sun­suria Bhd to pro­mote na­tional unity and pa­tri­o­tism among Malaysians. It will be held on July 30 at Sun­suria City in Pu­tra­jaya.

For more sto­ries and in­for­ma­tion, go to tinyurl.com/ tsol-rfm.

— ART CHEN/ The Star.

Gan will be a part of the Ride for Malaysia event on Sun­day be­cause he thinks that it’s a good day out for his fam­ily.

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