Help Siva raise 5,000 SGD

Siva leads the pack!

Satisfied after a great race!

Join Siva as he cycles 5,000 kilometres to raise funds for education and entrepreneurs across India!

Raised SGD 1,764
SGD 5,000
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  • Recent Angels

  • Aparna Bhatta

    INR 5,000  Received
  • Manish Bhatnagar

    SGD 113.64  Received
  • Dipankar Paul

    INR 1,100  Pledged
  • Venky

    INR 2,200  Received

    Good luck Siva

  • Roopak Suri

    SGD 96  Pledged

    96SGD Pledged. Now ride for 96km Ooty Stage :D

  • Ravi Anantharam

    SGD 101  Pledged

    Great work, Siva.

  • Rajesh Nair

    SGD 62.5  Received

    Good Job Siva! Enjoy your TfN ride.

  • Rohit Dhar

    SGD 100  Received

    Best of Luck Siva

  • Amrish Kapoor

    INR 2,000  Received
  • Nitin Maheshwari

    SGD 25  Received

    Did my bit!

  • Srikanth Bhat

    INR 5,000  Received

    All the best Siva!

  • Shankar Jayaraman

    INR 2,000  Received

    Get off the bed and ride!

  • Ramasubramanian

    INR 2,000  Received
  • Sunita Mohanty

    INR 1,000  Received

    all the best in your endeavors

  • Rivi Varghese

    INR 2,001  Received

    All the best...

  • Preetam Rai

    SGD 80  Received
  • Ramasubramanian

    INR 2,000  Pledged
  • Ramasubramanian

    INR 2,000  Pledged
  • Ankur Grover

    INR 1,000  Received

    Good Luck Siva!

  • Deepak Rao

    INR 5,000  Received
  • Venkatachalam Ramakrishnan

    INR 2,000  Received

    More power to Siva and his cause.

  • Kavitha Nellore

    INR 2,500  Pledged

    Great idea! Enjoy the 5000 km journey :-)

  • Anoj Viswanathan

    INR 1,000  Pledged

    It's awesome you are doing this. Thanks for being such a champ! Go go go

  • Arun Katiyar

    INR 8,000  Received

    All the best, Siva. And thank you for giving lazy bums like me an opportunity to be part of the effort through just a few keyboard clicks!

  • Balaji Suryanarayana

    INR 2,000  Received
  • Chris Voon

    SGD 100  Received

    This guy is crazy about cycling, and now he is doing charity. Help him please ladies and gentlemen! :)

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Siva's TFN Journey

I did my first Tour of Nilgiris (TFN) in 2009. It was the second edition of the Tour and I left with damaged knees and back pain. I even gave up on one of the days due to the combination of bad roads and backpain. The following year, I reconfigured the crankset to a compact crankset to make hill climbing easier on the knees and completed the tour without an incident. By 2011, the tour had evolved to include a competitive section each day and I had a new bike.

I barely trained for 1000KM in the whole year due to work pressures, and had a minor surgical procedure 10 days before the tour. I completed the tour without any incident, save for some muscle tightness that was fixed by the physiotherapy during the tour, and came out in the top 20 in the competitive sections.

The thing about TFN is that it raises the bar each year, the distances get longer, there is more climbing each year, and the riders get stronger each year. So it is great motivation to keep fit, both mentally and physically, through the year just to battle those 9 days in december. TFN is also about meeting a lot of people who otherwise I would never meet; doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs from around the world. 

This year, my goal is to ride 5000KM between June and December and complete the tour without any incidents and stay in the top 20 timings for competitive sections.


Why Milaap?

Every year, there are about 5 riders who raise funds for a charitable cause. I liked the idea but never really registered as a charity rider with TFN. This year being my 4th TFN, I wanted to do something more than just ride to keep fit, have fun, experience pain and meet new people.

I have always appreciated the work done by Milaap: the concept of a loan instead of a donation. Every dollar you contribute can be reused over and over again to help more needy people. I have been their contributor since the very beginning and I thought it would make sense for me to raise funds for them this year.  

Being an entrepreneur myself, I know the importance for training and funds in a business. Hence, I chose education, training and business loans as the causes for which the funds raised will be used for. So go ahead and make a loan to Milaap, the money will always be yours and it help change many lives before you get it back.


What is Milaap all about?

Milaap is a social enterprise that enables people around the world to give loans to the working poor in India. Based in Bangalore, Milaap is the world's first and currently, the only online micro lending platform that enables not just resident Indians, but also non-Indians and non-resident Indians (NRIs) to make loans to the poor in India. Milaap's loans are aimed towards providing people with access to basic essentials like clean drinking water, sanitation, renewable energy, vocational training and enterprise development.

A few things that you may want to know about the money that you lend in:

This is a loan, not a donation.

  • 100% of your money goes to the end borrower
  • You will know exactly who your money goes to and get regular updates on your repayments.
  • Within 18 months, you will get 100% of your money back.

To know more about Milaap and how it works, read some FAQs:

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