A THRILLING NEW ROUTE FOR CYCLISTS
Participants will cycle 62.73km uphill and 61.92km downhill
PARTICIPANTS in the New Straits Times C-Cycle Challenge are advised to be physically and mentally prepared for this Sunday’s cycling feat.
The event’s technical director, Muhd Sanusi Kamarul Azhar, said the new route approved by the authorities last week would be more thrilling than the previous event.
Sanusi said participants would have to cycle 62.73km uphill and 61.92km downhill.
“The obstacles that they face include rainy weather and slippery roads.
“However, we will have medical officers on standby along the route,” he said, adding that the race would be stopped if there was a threat of lightning.
Sanusi reminded participants to bring enough drinking water to the race.
“There will be three water stops along the route, but cyclists must bring their own water supply in case there is not enough water at the pit stops,” he said, adding that the routes would be very challenging.
He said preparations for the race this weekend were going smoothly.
“Co-sponsor EcoWorld will organise several activities, including operating food trucks and carrying out fun events for children at Eco Grandeur.”
Sanusi urged participants to collect their race kits on Friday and Saturday, adding that the kits would be distributed at two venues.
“On Friday, participants can collect their race kits at Balai Berita, Anjung Liku Lobby, the New Straits Times Press, from 10am until 7pm.
“On Saturday, the race kits will be available at the Eco Grandeur Sales Gallery in Puncak Alam from 10am to 7pm.”
Organised by the New Straits Times, the New Straits Times CCycle Challenge is held in partnership with Eco World Development Berhad and co-sponsored by Bank Rakyat.
Muhd Sanusi Kamarul Azhar