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1,992
kms

My target 1000 kms

Unite For Parkinson’s

This summer I am taking part in Pedaling for Parkinson's - a cycling event that was created to raise awareness about Parkinson's and raise funds for research. Your donations support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada Research Program.

As part of the event, I’ve set a challenging personal distance goal and am tracking my kilometers.

Am dedicating these kilometers and funds raised to the foundation in the name of:

KIFAYAT MOHAMMED

Gone to soon, a truly loved and blessed person that’s missed by all. I know he’s looking down from above the heavens and probably smiling away with his guitar singing one last tune. #KifayatMohammed_UniteFor_ParkinsonsDimentia  

RAMBARAN SAMSOONDAR

A Diva to my heart who’s filled with such laughter every time I encounter his presence. Although Parkinson’s has shaken up his entire world, he still keeps smiling on.  #samsundarshakerscrew  #the_Diva_Ram  

May the sun rise in front of me

May the rain fall behind me

And the wind follow me

May the angels guard my travels

For they know the road ahead of me

Keep me safe through swirling turns and rolling hills

Let the eagle guide me to the mountaintops

Let the moon light guide me through the night

My Lord, I thank you for letting me be a biker

My Achievements

Looking Sharp: Uploaded Personal Picture

Communicator: Sent First Fundraising Email

Clipped In: First Activity Tracked

Fundraising Goal Met!

I Made a Personal Donation

Downstroke: $500 Raised

Peloton: $2,000+ Raised

On the Way: Halfway to KM Goal

Go the Distance: KM Goal Achieved

My Updates

Finally a sunny day !!!!

Saturday 17th Oct

Adding the Km’s still 😉

Monday 28th Sep

Women On Wheels

Monday 28th Sep

Why I joined Pedaling for Parkinson’s: Go the Distance

Wednesday 12th Aug
I found Pedaling for Parkinson's: Go the Distance when first adjusting to the realities of Covid-19 in my country of Trinidad. 

I have two Uncles who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s, including one in Canada who recently passed away. 

"It’s very hard to be this far away from family. When my Canadian Uncle died it was the first time I had experienced a virtual funeral and it gave a greater meaning to a hug as I wish I could have given my Aunt and cousins a grand hug after my Uncles’ passing. Instead, I experienced that virtually. Now, I'm riding in memory of two great men who had Parkinson's. 

If I can surpass my mileage, it would be like sending a virtual hug back to my family."

Epic ride along the Coast

Saturday 1st Aug
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#cylinglife

♬ original sound - annesakarla

Went to see a temple in the sea

Tuesday 21st Jul
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#cyclinglife

♬ original sound - annesakarla

Cloud filled skies with lush green all around

Saturday 18th Jul
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#cycling life

♬ Road Trip - Melvin Alex

Bike Ninja

Saturday 18th Jul
No bugs were swallowed or eaten this morning 😂

Early starts are the best 😁

Saturday 18th Jul
The Diva at his best 🥰

It’s all about the flat flat flats

Tuesday 14th Jul

A different kind of high 😉

Saturday 11th Jul
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A different kinda high ☺️

♬ I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles & Various Artists

Why cycle ??

Saturday 4th Jul

Depending upon pace and intensity, cycling has been shown to: 

  • Improve overall motor function 
  • Reduce tremor
  • Reduce bradykinesia
  • Reduce rigidity
  • Improve aerobic capacity
  • Improve mood
  • Improve cognitive function 
  • Increase joy and social connections
  • Decrease UPDRS scores (Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale)

First group ride 2020

Saturday 4th Jul
Had an awesome time with the Hammertime group putting in the distance 😉

My baby driver 😂

Friday 3rd Jul
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Test drive the orange machine 😉

♬ Baby Driver - Simon & Garfunkel

Very green morning

Wednesday 1st Jul

Make it count

Wednesday 24th Jun

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

Anonymous

I never got to meet my mother-in-law because of this dreadful disease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this. We hope it brings awareness to others to show how difficult this disease is for those who have it and for those around them. Thank you so much again. :)

$25

Kareema Paerschke

No stopping you....

$20

Kareema Paerschke

Go girl ❤️

$20

Anonymous

$20

Zalimoon Hosein

$100

Anonymous

Way to go, such a good cause! Your angels in Heaven are smiling at you and are proud of you as we are!

$25

Zalimoon Hosein

$100

Anonymous

Thank you Annie for all your hard work for this cause. We cannot thank you enough. Xoxoxo

$100

Uncle Dyo & Aunty Jen

Congratulations to you Annie for your contributions to a well deserving cause making a lot of people aware of this sickness, may God bless you on your endeavors

$100

Anonymous

$20

Anonymous

Continue to spin those spokes Annie !!!!!

$100

Anonymous

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing this. It truly means so much to us. Sending you lots of love!!! :)

$50

Kailee Shah

Keep up the good work auntie!

$500

Anonymous

So proud of you! Thank you so much for this endeavor- we are so appreciative and blessed by your efforts to support Daddy and Uncle . Keep pedaling on- we are all behind you!!!

$100

Vishnu Sookar

Thank you for taking up this challenge, I continue to have hope we can find a cure for this disease.

$50

Faaizah Hosein

$100

Anonymous

Words are not enough to thank you for doing this on dad behalf

$100

Merlin Samsoondar

Thank you Annesa for including the Diva.had a visit with his neurologist today and she now has him on RYTARY.Hopefully he will do better on this drug.

$100

Chantal Samsoondar

Thank you soooooo much Annie for thinking of my dad.

$50

Jan Heyward

Hope you achieve your goal cuz!

$50

Anonymous

all the best !

$50

Faequa Khan

Such a good cause! Good luck!!

$20

Sheriffa Lalla

Keep up the good work

$25

Zaniffa Jan

Good luck annie Your cuz Zo

$25

Anonymous

$50

Ruel Rahim

I just want to say how proud I am of my aunite(inside joke) the speed demon, bike slaying, cuzo of mine. Get em girl!!!

$25

Ayden Aucote

Good work Annesa! Hope you’re well too!