Fuelled by this compassion, 44 cyclists embarked on a 400 kilometer charity ride from Colombo to Jaffna on February 27 under the ‘Ride for Ceylon’ banner. Since 2017, back when the ride first took off under the slogan ‘Ride for Charity’, it has been able to raise approximately 70,000 GBP (Rs. David tells us ‘Ride for Ceylon’ is the face of the charity, ‘Friends of Manipay Hospital.’ The ride itself is the brainchild of a group of Thomian Old Boys, who met up once at a stag night. Since the inaugural ride that comprised six riders, the charity ride has come a long way. This is just why ‘Ride for Charity’ was relaunched as Ride for Ceylon.
Source: Sunday Times March 09, 2019 19:05 UTC