Transforming lives with healthier lifestylesLocal | 14 Sep 2018 2:33 pm
Hong Kong mountain bikers have joined the epic Perskindol Swiss Epic race for the first time, inspiring countless Hong Kong bikers
Professional Hong Kong mountain bikers Ken Cheng and partner Kevin Yim have just joined the highly anticipated Perskindol Swiss Epic for the first time, with great support from Perskindol and Zuellig Pharma Ltd.
The highly regarded 5 day race in Switzerland stretched from Bettmeralp to Grächen, ending in Zermatt. Its single-track route is 350 kilometers long, climbing a total of 12,000m, and is considered a challenge by even the most seasoned professional bikers though accompanied by staggeringly gorgeous snow-capped and jagged skyline of the mountains, a unique test of their endurance, resolve, and skill.
"We at Zuellig always strive to support and promote healthier lifestyles to the public,” says Andi Umbricht, Chief Executive of Zuellig Pharma Ltd. "Sport can not only engage with people and raise their awareness of health and well-being, but also is the gateway to attaining true work-life balance.”
Cheng, 2016 Hong Kong Cross-country Mountain Bike National Champion and multi Hong Kong Cross-country Mountain Bike Champion, along with partner Yim, 2018 South West Cross-country Mountain Bike Series Champion and 2011Hong Kong Cross-country Mountain Bike National Champion, have competed with top professionals and ambitious amateurs alike along the magical trails at the alpines of the race.
"It is often difficult for professional Hong Kong bikers to take part in competitions like the Swiss Epic due to a lack of funding,” says Cheng. "It was a truly unforgettable experience, and we cherished every moment of it.”
Perskindol gel, bikers’ go-to for pain relief, aided many contestants during the race. Made in Switzerland, the gel incorporates all-natural ingredients with menthol and essential oils, and is a favorite among physiotherapists, and amateur and elite athletes around the world, providing effective relief for muscle aches and pains.
"Making healthcare more accessible is Zuellig’s top priority and mission,” says Umbricht. "Perskindol gel is an embodiment of this. All-natural, effective and affordable, it allows people to enjoy the benefits of healthcare whenever, wherever.”
"The gel really allows me to maximize my potential,” says Cheng. "It is non-greasy and soothing. With its aid I can recover faster and focus on the game and not be distracted by my injuries, a game-changer for professional athletes in my opinion!”
Aside from its application in sports, Perskindol gel also has a plethora of application in regards to pain, effectively soothing arthrosis and arthritis as well as middle age chronic pains such as back, neck and shoulder pains, elevating people’s quality of life, enabling them to participate and strive for healthier lifestyles through staying active.