Press Conference – “Campaign For A Lane – Come Ride with CM”

Press Conference at G-Hotel

Press Conference at G-Hotel

Together with CIMB Foundation Representatives

Together with CIMB Foundation Representatives

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

“The Ride is On”. It is a Go on 25th October.

With this phrase being said, It is with my greatest pleasure to announce that G-Club Penang Cyclist team and the Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah with the cooperation and endorsement from Penang State Government under Jawatankuasa MMK Belia dan Sukan would be organizing one of the major cycling event of the year themed “Campaign For A Lane: Ride with Chief Minister”.

This cycling ride event is created as part of an initiative effort by the G-Club Penang Cyclist members and the Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah to garner support from the public on the objective of campaigning for a proper designated bicycle lane in Malaysia. By having these special lanes, it is seen as a hope to allow cyclist in Malaysia to ride safely along any major roads which is heavily burden with an increase traffic flow in today environment.

The rides are opened to everyone. Whether you are an avid rider, a weekend rider or haven’t been riding for years; we invite you to join us. Riders do not have to be a member of any clubs or associations to take part in this ride.

There will 3 categories of rides to cater for all levels of bicycle enthusiasts.

  • FAMILY RIDES (Difficulty: Easy and open for 200 riders)

12 km starting from Town Hall Esplanade to Gurney Drive, then turn into Bagan     Jermal and back.

  • TELUK BAHANG RIDES (Difficulty: Easy to Moderate and open for 300 riders)
    50km rides Starting from Town Hall Esplanade to Teluk Bahang Roundabout  and back.
  • ROUND ISLAND RIDES (Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging and Open for 500 riders)
    80km from Town Hall Esplanade proceeding to Lebuhraya Jelutong, passing through Bayan Lepas, then to Balik Pulau follow by heading to Teluk Bahang,  Then Batu Ferringhi and back to Esplanade.

The State Government is really proud with the dedication and commitment shown by the members of G-Club Penang Cyclist and Tanjung Bungah Rotary Club of which they have put in a lot of their efforts in making this event a big success. As the Chairman for Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development in Penang, I am glad that we in Penang had this type of group which has shown their social responsibility commitment by actively playing their part in promoting the wanted healthy and social lifestyle to all Penangites.

Not forgetting to all the sponsors and our main sponsors from CIMB Foundation, G Hotel and Howei.com who has given their fullest support in making this event a success. Many thanks to each and every company whom have play their CSR role in bringing the best for our community sports event in Penang

For those who haven’t register for the ride, please do so as soon as possible by going in to the official website at www.pbb.com.my. For those who take part in any of the 3 rides categories will get a nice micromesh t-shirt. While for those who joined the round island ride and manage to complete within the 5 hours allocated time will be awarded with a Finisher Jersey.

Lastly, as part of our effort to promote healthy and safety cycling, all riders are advised to wear their bicycle helmet during the ride. This is not a racing event, and as such do enjoy your ride while enjoying the scenic environment of Penang along the designated route.

Thank you.

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