KASHGAR → KARACHI
喀什 → 卡拉奇
کاشغر ← کراچی
HAND BIKING FOR INCLUSION
A core team of two physically challenged hand-bikers and two able bodied cyclists will embark on journey of 3000km from China to Pakistan through mountains, plains and deserts. At every stop and at every camp they set up along the way, they will share their experiences via workshops, speeches and invited collaborations to raise the awareness & the potential of those with disabilities.
Inclusiveness Explained : K.2.K. Hand-Biking
This fund-raising for the Ajmal Samuel Foundation will provide the means to support a global effort to spread the message of inclusion for both the physically challenged and able bodied athletes. Its not just about being physical together, it is about setting achievable targets, going at it together for that noble, common cause!
In 2019, Ajmal and a group of adventurous, big-hearted fellows got together on a whim and embarked on 'Krakin' thru China'. The endeavor saw a team of both able-bodied and disabled riders, taking 37 days to bike 2,315.17km from Beijing to Mohe, a border town near the China-Russia border. The team shared their experiences, their inspirations, their epiphanies, their blood & sweat along the way at workshops, campfires and even meals with local disability associations, communities and help groups.
In 2022, after the Covid-19 pandemic, with YOUR fundraising help, Ajmal and team hopes to do even more by hand-biking even further, more than 3,000km, from Kashgar, China to Karachi, Pakistan doing the same, sharing their inclusive message and spreading their positive vibes.
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A paraplegic at the age of 21, Ajmal's youthful enthusiasm as an avid sportsman was shattered completely. What he hadn't realised was: being confined to a wheelchair put him on a path of exciting new opportunities that tested his physical endurance through a range of sporting activities.
Ajmal got involved in triathlons, marathons and (single skull) rowing, constantly testing his limits. He learnt to scuba dive, participate in long distance ocean rowing, IronMan races and long distance hand biking events. In the end, he showed others that anything is possible, especially for the disabled. Being disabled does not mean you do not get to enjoy life any less!
Last year, Ajmal decided to try to inspire others, to showcase all the feats he achieved with a positive mindset while also fund-raising for different charities. In 2019, he pioneered 'Krakin' thru China'. The endeavor saw a team of both able-bodied and disabled riders, taking 37 days to bike 2,315.17km from Beijing all the way to Mohe, a border town near Russia. The team shared their experiences, their inspirations, their epiphanies, their blood & sweat along the way at workshops, campfires and even meals with local disability associations, communities and help groups.
In 2022, after the Covid-19 pandemic, Ajmal hopes to do repeat this inspirational journey further: hand-biking to raise awareness in China and Pakistan for more than 3,000km. This new effort will start from Kashgar, China all the way to Karachi, Pakistan.
The Kashgar to Karachi hand biking expedition will make use of the China National / Karakorum Highways to cross countries, beginning in Kashgar in north western China and ending in Karachi, on the southern coast of Pakistan. The journey of approximately 3,000 km will see the team through Pakistani cities including Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Sukkur and Hyderabad. Wherever they pass by, their stories of perseverance and positive attitude will inspire and resonate with the local communities.
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