Low and Co just out to have fun
A FUN and incident-free event is what Low’s Fun Ride Club are after at the New Straits Times (NST) C-Cycle Challenge on May 21.
“As we are a fun ride group, having fun riding together is more important than competing against each other,” said team manager Low Soon Teong.
“Our objective is to make sure all members have a fun and incident free ride.”
The club comprise Low, Coreen Leong, Low Tze Yen, Chong Siew Ying and Jenny Chin, and all are excited for the 35km fun ride.
“We have been training for the event every weekend, averaging about 50km each training which consists of flat, hill climbs, and of course, every rider’s favourite, downhill!”
As half of the team is made up of members who are over 40 years of age, Low said building stamina is vital, especially for the uphill climb segment of the challenge.
“The toughest challenge for our team is always the hill climbs segment. However, with our training regime, we are confident that we will be able to conquer them.
“As I always tell my members, cycling is half physical and half mental strength.”
Low said their target is to complete the race without any incidents.
“For example, tyre punctures, cramps or the worst case scenario is falling or accidents.
“By looking out for each other, we are confident that we can make it.”
Aside from the 35km fun ride, the challenge will also see the 160km flag off from Eco Grandeur (sales gallery) and will follow the Puncak Alam-Simpang Tiga Jeram route to Kuala Selangor-Batu Arang and back.
There are four categories: Men’s Open (18 to 35), Women’s Open (15 and above), Senior Men’s Open (36 and above) and the Team Open that carry a participation fee of RM160.
The inaugural challenge offers cash prizes of RM2,500, R!1,500, RM1,000 for first, second and third place for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Senior Men’s Open categories.
Fourth to 10th place will receive RM800, RM600, RM500, RM400, RM300, RM200 and RM100, respectively.
The event is sponsored by Bank Rakyat and Volkswagen.