Filipino-British cyclist Sunil Kandola has raised funds for children around the world in over 6 months on his bicycle journey from the United Kingdom to China that ended in September.
Sunil Kandola pedaled his bike from his home base in Oxford, England starting February 22 until September 3, 2019, crossing 19 countries and two continents in various road and weather conditions.
Kandola’s Suni Adventures on Instagram recorded his travel across 9,000 miles (14,000 km) from UK to China.
Sunil shared to Good News Pilipinas that he went on the cycling tour in the 6-months window between ending his seven years duty at the British Army and starting his MBA studies at the University of Oxford Business School.
The former British Army Captain’s goal was to collect £1 for every mile traveled to gather donations for Save the Children, the world’s first global charity for children, founded in 1919.
“I’ve chosen Save the Children due to their tremendous impact across the globe, their values, and integrity. Every year they ensure that millions of children can grow up safe and healthy, giving them the chance to learn, grow and have healthy and fulfilling lives,” wrote Kandola in his notes for his crowdfunding mission site which is still open to donations as of this writing.
Sunil Kandola, educated at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Birmingham, and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, was greeted by Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Antonio M. Lagdameo as the cyclist returned home in late September after the successful journey.
“Sunil’s strength and selflessness are truly admirable. He is a shining example of how far a person can go for as long as he or she puts his or her heart into it,” said Ambassador Lagdameo in the Department of Foreign Affairs report.
Good News Pilipinas presents these images from Suni Adventures on Instagram to recap Sunil Kandola’s 6-month journey from UP to China.
Sunil Kandola traces his Filipino lineage to his mother from Pandacan, Manila. Asked by Good News Pilipinas if he has been to the Philippines, Sunil responded with enthusiasm about world-renowned travel destinations in the country, “I’ve been to the Philippines about 8 or 9 times and I love it! Especially the mountains in Baguio and islands like Bohol and Palawan.”
Sunil Kandola joins the growing list of athletes who give back to society.
Filipino triathlete Romeo Puncia has also been joining races to raise funds for Palawan tribes in the Philippines.
British national James Fox who moved to the Philippines has journeyed through the country on foot in August to raise funds for housing charities in the Philippines.
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