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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,