Doc cycling 1,600km across Britain for a good cause

PETALING JAYA: He cycled 4,000km across Australia for cancer research and now, the Malaysian doctor is embarking on another mission in Britain to continue raising funds for the cause.

This time, Dr Ong Wee Loon is riding a 1,600km stretch across Britain from Land's End in the southwest to John o' Groats in the northeast.

The 28-year-old, from Alor Setar, plans to make his initiative an annual affair to raise awareness on the need to fund cancer research.

"This cause is my personal passion. Cancer is a very common disease but in general, the funding for cancer research is very limited, including in Malaysia.

"Since I can't be physically back home to contribute to improving cancer care, fundraising for the National Cancer Council in Malaysia (Makna) is something I can do while I am overseas," said Dr Ong, who is furthering his studies at University of Cambridge.