TAKE THE NST C-CY­CLE CHAL­LENGE 2017!

NST co-or­gan­ises cy­cling event for var­i­ous age groups to pro­mote a healthy life­style

New Straits Times - - Front Page - NOR AIN MO­HAMED RADHI KUALA LUMPUR ain­radhi@nst.com.my

CALL­ING all cy­cling en­thu­si­asts, mark your cal­en­dar for the New Straits Times (NST) CCy­cle Chal­lenge on May 21. Or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with Eco World Devel­op­ment Group Bhd, with co-spon­sors Bank Rakyat and Volk­swa­gen, the event will be held at Eco Grandeur in Pun­cak Alam, Kuala Se­lan­gor.

The chal­lenge of­fers two routes — a 160km race track and a 35km Fun Ride — which will be flagged off from Eco Grandeur and fol­low the Pun­cak Alam-Sim­pang Tiga Jeram-Kuala Se­lan­gor-Batu Arang-Bes­tari Jaya route.

For the race cat­e­gories, there are the Men’s Open (18 to 35 years old), Women’s Open (15 years old and above), Se­nior Men’s Open (36 years and above) and Team Cy­cling (open to all cat­e­gories), with a par­tic­i­pa­tion fee of RM160.

There are two cat­e­gories un­der Fun Ride — Cor­po­rate Se­niors’ Open (by in­vi­ta­tion) and Fun Ride Open (open to all par­tic­i­pants) — with a par­tic­i­pa­tion fee of RM50.

The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Ab­dul Jalil Hamid said the chal­lenge was to pro­mote a healthy life­style among Malaysians, in par­tic­u­lar NST read­ers.

“It is our hope that the NST C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge will be­come a great cy­cling se­ries, giv­ing the pub­lic and cy­cling en­thu­si­asts an op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate their cy­cling prow­ess and en­durance.

“Cy­cling is clearly be­com­ing pop­u­lar in Malaysia.

“This chal­lenge is also an ex­ten­sion of NST brand’s ac­tiv­i­ties by pro­vid­ing read­ers and con­tent users an av­enue to ex­plore the lat­est trends,” he said dur­ing the launch at Balai Berita here yes­ter­day.

Present were Eco World Devel­op­ment Group Bhd president and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Chang Khim Wah, NST ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor (news) Mu­zli Mo­hamad Zin, Bank Rakyat pub­lic re­la­tions and cor­po­rate brand­ing se­nior ex­ec­u­tive Nor­sham Su­jak, Volk­swa­gen mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions se­nior man­ager Yani Fadzil and for­mer na­tional cy­clist Datuk Ng Joo Ngan.

Chang said cy­cling was an ac­tiv­ity that Eco World had been pro­mot­ing in its town­ship devel­op­ment.

“In many of our town­ships, we have built ded­i­cated bi­cy­cle lanes to en­cour­age com­mu­ni­ties to em­brace a health­ier life­style.

“There­fore, we see this part­ner­ship (with NST) as a great op­por­tu­nity to reach out to peo­ple from all walks of life to join in and have some fun.”

Reg­is­tra­tion for the chal­lenge can be made on­line at www. sports360.my un­til April 30.

Par­tic­i­pants may col­lect their race kits, which in­cludes a three­month sub­scrip­tion for NST dig­i­tal paper, at the Balai Berita in Bangsar, here, or Eco Grandeur in Pun­cak Alam from May 19 to 21.

The in­au­gu­ral chal­lenge of­fers cash prizes for the top 10 places in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s Se­nior Open chal­lenges. For Team Open, cash prizes will be given to the first five places.

The first, sec­ond and third win­ners of the Men’s Open and Men’s Se­nior Open cat­e­gories will re­ceive RM2,500, RM1,500 and RM1,000, re­spec­tively.

The fourth to 10th place will re­ceive RM800, RM600, RM500, RM400, RM300, RM200 and RM100, re­spec­tively.

The top three win­ners of the Women’s Open will re­ceive RM2,000, RM1,000 and RM800, re­spec­tively.

The fourth to 10th plac­ing will re­ceive RM800, RM600, RM500, RM400, RM300, RM200, RM100 and RM50 re­spec­tively.

The Team Open cat­e­gory has RM4,500 as the first prize, RM3,500 (sec­ond), RM3,000 (third), RM2,000 (fourth) and RM1,000 (fifth).

PIC BY AZIAH AZMEE

New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Ab­dul Jalil Hamid (fourth from right) with (from left) Eco World Devel­op­ment Group Bhd ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Liew Tian Xiong, NST ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor (news) Mu­zli Mo­hamad Zin, for­mer na­tional cy­clist Datuk Ng Joo Ngan, Eco World president and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Chang Khim Wah, Bank Rakyat pub­lic re­la­tions and cor­po­rate brand­ing se­nior ex­ec­u­tive Nor­sham Su­jak, Volk­swa­gen mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions se­nior man­ager Yani Fadzil and Pelumba Basikal Negeri Se­lan­gor sport exco Ah­mad Nazali Talib at the launch of NST C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge at Balai Berita in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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