ON THE RIGHT TRACK

1,200 peo­ple have reg­is­tered as of yes­ter­day

New Straits Times - - News - ES­THER LAN­DAU KUALA LUMPUR es­therthomaslan­dau@nst.com.my

PREPA­RA­TIONS for the New Straits Times (NST) C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge, which will take place this Sun­day, are on track. The event’s tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, Muhd Sanusi Ka­marul Azhar, said prepa­ra­tions were cur­rently 85 per cent com­plete and he was con­fi­dent that it would be com­pleted by the day of the event.

“We have also se­cured 100 po­lice­men to as­sist in the event. The prepa­ra­tions in­clude med­i­cal as­sis­tance, race kits and other ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by the co-spon­sors.

“About 1,200 peo­ple have reg­is­tered as of Tues­day (yes­ter­day),” he said.

The in­au­gu­ral event will be held at Eco Grandeur in Pun­cak Alam.

It is or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with Eco World De­vel­op­ment Group Ber­had, and co-spon­sored by Bank Rakyat and Volkswagen.

The event is di­vided into two cat­e­gories — the 160km race track and 35km fun ride.

Both cat­e­gories will be flagged off from Eco Grandeur and will follow the Pun­cak Alam-Sim­pang Tiga Jeram-Kuala Se­lan­gor-Batu Arang-Bes­tari Jaya route.

The race cat­e­gory is di­vided into the Men’s Open (18 to 35 years), Women’s Open (15 years and above), Se­nior Men’s Open (36 years and above) and Team Cy­cling (open to all cat­e­gories), with a par­tic­i­pa­tion fee of RM160.

The Fun Ride cat­e­gory is di­vided into the Cor­po­rate Se­niors Open (by in­vi­ta­tion) and the Fun Ride Open (open to all par­tic­i­pants), with a par­tic­i­pa­tion fee of RM50.

The event offers cash prizes of RM2,500, RM1,500 and RM1,000 for first, sec­ond and third place for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Se­nior Men’s Open cat­e­gories.

Fourth to tenth place will re­ceive RM800, RM600, RM500, RM400, RM300, RM200 and RM100 re­spec­tively.

Prizes of­fered in the Team Open are RM4,500 for the first place and RM3,500 (sec­ond), RM3,000 (third), RM2,000 (fourth) and RM1,000 (fifth).

Muhd Sanusi Ka­marul Azaha.

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