Par­tic­i­pants will cy­cle 62.73km up­hill and 61.92km down­hill

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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

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