KOTA BAHARU (Bernama) – Sexagenarian cyclist Wan Hashim Wan Mahmood begins his challenge of covering five countries in Southeast Asia over three months following a flag-off yesterday.
Ex-commando Abdul Khalib Zakaria, 44, from Kedah, will be travelling with him on the 6,000-kilometre journey which will cover Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
When met, Wan Hashim, 69, said the geographical conditions as well as differing weather conditions would be the biggest challenge for him.
“I made preparations from four months ago and cycling for 30 kilometres a day would strengthen my stamina to make this mission a success,” he said.
The two cyclists were flagged off in a simple ceremony by Kelantan State Secretary Datuk Mohd Faudzi Che Mamat at the compounds of the Kota Darul Naim Complex.