The first-ever massive cycling event in Malaysia, the OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2011, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, from 14 to 16 October this year.
There are four riding categories for OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2011: The 100m Tricycle Ride for children between 2- to 5-years-old and the 4km Mighty Savers™ Kids Race (for children, ages 6-12) on Saturday, 15 October. On Sunday, 16 October, the Community Ride (24km) and The Challenge (48km), will wrap up the event weekend. The rides will be flagged off at Dataran Merdeka, with the riding route taking participants through closed streets weaving through iconic landmarks of Kuala Lumpur such as the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Station, and the National Mosque.
Whether you’re a beginner, a casual, or a serious cyclist, this event is open to anyone. For those not participating in the ride, there’s the carnival that will kick off the event weekend from Friday, 14 October until Sunday, with fun in store for everyone.
Spectrum Worldwide Managing Director Chris Robb, the event organizer, said that the decision to hold the event this year was due to the growing popularity of cycling in Malaysia, especially after the success of the national team in international championships.
He said that this event has been successful in Singapore for three consecutive years, the OCBC Cycle Singapore, which was first organized and launched in 2009, and has attracted more than 10,000 participants, including international cyclists.
“The OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2011 will offer Malaysians an opportunity to participate in a cycling event that caters to their individual skill levels,” Robb said. “Whether they are keen cyclists or children learning to ride a bicycle, it will be an enjoyable time for anyone who basks in the sheer pleasure of cycling.”
Deputy President of The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) Datuk Naim Mohamad lauded the federation for its support for this event which would help raise the profile of cycling in Malaysia.
He mentioned that national cyclists Anuar Manan, Shahrul Mat Amin, Ng Yong Li, and Ariff Salleh would take part in the event.
If you are interested in participating in this historic event, walk-in registration is open until September 15 and online registration is until September 30.
For more details, visit the OCBC Cycle Malaysia website at: www.ocbc.cyclemalaysia.com.my.
Source: The Expat ocotber 2011 T
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