Road clo­sures for New Straits Times C-Cy­cle chal­lenge

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PUNCAK ALAM: Road clo­sures in stages will be im­ple­mented through­out the New Straits Times C-Cy­cle chal­lenge on May 21 here.

Se­lan­gor Traf­fic po­lice staff of­fi­cer As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Mohd Suwardi Mat Desa said the clo­sures were to en­sure smooth traf­fic for the safety of road users and cy­clists.

“Of­fi­cers will be there to guide cy­clists, es­pe­cially on the Fun Ride route and mon­i­tor their speed as most of the Fun Ride par­tic­i­pants have a shorter route.

“It is cru­cial that they do not speed for the sake of their own safety. The main chal­lenge of the event is the route as it in­volves main roads and it takes place on a week­end, so there might be an in­crease in traf­fic flow,” said Suwardi here yes­ter­day.

He said the pub­lic were en­cour­aged to co­op­er­ate, es­pe­cially those liv­ing in the area.

The event is di­vided into two cat­e­gories, 160km and 35km Fun Ride, and will be flagged off from Eco Grandeur (sales gallery) at Per­siaran Mokhtar Da­hari, Bandar Puncak Alam.

How­ever, the NST C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge 160km cen­tury ride route will have slight changes as ad­vised by traf­fic po­lice due to road safety rea­sons.

Some 550 cy­clists in the 160km cen­tury ride will con­tinue their jour­ney to Jalan Hamzah Alas to Jalan Kuala Se­lan­gor, KlangJalan Bukit Cer­akah Puncak Alam and back to Per­siaran Mokhtar Da­hari.

Or­gan­ised by the New Straits Times, in part­ner­ship with Eco World De­vel­op­ment Ber­had and co-spon­sored by Bank Rakyat and Volk­swa­gen, the event has re­ceived over­whelm­ing re­sponse from the pub­lic, in­clud­ing cy­clists from abroad.

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