Since 2017, Sun Life Cycle Ph has brought friends and families to days of cycling on safe closed roads and enjoying each other company. After a three-year hiatus, Sun Life finally brings back the Cycle Ph event last April 23, 2023, at Imus, Cavite. “The city will continuously promote and support the Sun Life Cycle PH, which includes the youngsters, for the benefit it provides, especially in the physical aspect,” said Imus City Mayor Alex Advincula.
Last week, a prequel activity was held at BGC where kids from ages 2 to 15 were given the opportunity to learn basic training and cycling etiquette at a Kids Bike Camp led by Camp Director, Coach Julian Valencia. Thirty bikes were donated by Sunrise Events to ensure participants have the right gear for their new lifelong hobby. Making the Bike Camp a more memorable experience was a visit by Sun Life Ambassador, Donny Pangilinan, where he encouraged the kids to pursue the benefits of a healthy and active life through cycling.
Last Sunday, as the rest of the world celebrates Earth Day, 1,000 participants from ages 2 to 67 years old will join the Sun Life Cycle Ph’s main event. Leading the pack is Pangilinan, along with celebrities and Sun Life co-ambassadors Piolo Pascual and Matteo Guidicelli. The event will feature a 60km Corporate Ride, a 45km Ride, and a 30km Ride. There are also 500-meter Kids’ Solo Rides and Rides with Parents. The kid-friendly biking paths will give a chance for families to bond.
“We know that cycling is a sport that has gotten more Filipinos interested, especially during the pandemic. So this is the perfect time to again come as one (cycling) community,” said Carla Gonzalez-Chong, Chief Client Experience & Marketing Officer. She added, “At Sun Life, when we talk about helping Filipinos achieve a brighter life, we’re not only referring to financial security but healthier lives as well. This is our purpose. Sun Life Cycle PH aligns with this because it’s an opportunity to help Filipinos pursue an active lifestyle in a fun and exciting way.”
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including the Canyons Endurance Runs, Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
About Sunrise Events
In the Philippines, Sunrise Events is the company behind the IRONMAN brand and races. It is the company that owns and produces all the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The multi-awarded and consistently sold-out IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines in Cebu is considered the Crown Jewel of Asia and won as Best Spectator Award at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2018.