Where are you from?
Hello! Im Kalif Ismail and I’m from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

What do you do for living?
I work for Rapha as RCC Chapter & Marketing Coordinator GCSEA.

Why did you begin cycling?
Started cycling when I was 10. Mostly BMX and by the age 15 I had a crappy road bike. The rest is history…

How long have you been cycling?
Cycling in general: 25 years. Competitive road racing: Around 15 years.

Why do you love cycling? or why not?
For me it’s that sense of freedom that you get while riding your bike. Plus you get to explore all the small paths around the area.

When do you ride in a day?
Mostly in the morning. Get it done and straight to my work desk after. Usually I will do 1hr – 2hr ride during the week. Weekend, I will do longer rides, ranging from 100km – 160km.

What’s your routine route? and your favourite route?
My routine route is just around my house pack with punchy hills. As for favorite, it’s Genting Sempah. Gets me into the tropical jungle of Malaysia. Nice to see some monkeys along the way too!
What do you ride?
Currently Im riding a Cannondale Caad 10. Thats my travel bike and my race bike. One for all!

Your favourite brands related to cycling?
I love this brand called RAPHA! Whats else! Jokes aside, Enve and Tune are my favorite cycling related brand.
What was the most unforgettable experience in cycling?
Spend one week in the Alps with Simon Mottram & Ben Ingham plus others in 2015.

Do you have a cycling team?
Yes. RCC all the way!