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They ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in lo­cal cycling events

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C. PREMANANTHINI KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

FOUR fe­male cy­clists are set to take up the New Straits Times C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge on May 21. Hail­ing from dif­fer­ent states, they had been cycling for the past five years, said Mariana Mo­hamad, team leader of Women’s Team Cy­clery.

“We share the same pas­sion. My friends and I will take part in any lo­cal cycling event. We once rep­re­sented Malaysia, too.

“One of the most ex­cit­ing mo­ments for us is ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent places while cycling. There is no spe­cific train­ing as we use this chal­lenge as part of our train­ing. For the NST C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge, we are tak­ing part in the 160km cen­tury ride,” she said yes­ter­day.

Mariana said she and her team­mates looked for­ward to a fun and chal­leng­ing ride. How­ever, she hoped the or­gan­is­ers had taken safety mea­sures to pre­vent ac­ci­dents among cy­clists.

“Our re­cent chal­lenge was the CIMB Cy­cle in Serem­ban, Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan. We were hit by other cy­clists be­cause some cy­cled re­ally fast and did not fol­low the rules.”

New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) Mar­ket­ing De­part­ment con­tent ac­ti­va­tion ex­ec­u­tive Ma­hamad Zaidi Mat Noor said as of yes­ter­day, 1,280 participants had reg­is­tered for the chal­lenge.

“About 780 cy­clists have con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion. The re­main­ing 500 have yet to pay their reg­is­tra­tion fee. Ini­tially, we tar­geted 2,000 participants,

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