CY­CLISTS FROM 16 NA­TIONS COM­ING

Event also for fam­i­lies

New Straits Times - - News -

SERI NOR NADIAH KORIS KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE much-an­tic­i­pated in­au­gu­ral cy­cling event or­gan­ised by the New Straits Times, C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge, will kick off in less than 48 hours.

New Straits Times Press mar­ket­ing gen­eral man­ager Farah Ezrin Mohd Rashidi said the event had re­ceived par­tic­i­pa­tion from in­ter­na­tional cy­clists.

“We have re­ceived par­tic­i­pa­tion from cy­clists from 16 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Nor­way, Ger­many and the United States.”

She said the event was not only for cy­clists, but also for fam­i­lies.

“Our part­ner, EcoWorld, will or­gan­ise a mini car­ni­val con­sist­ing of games and in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­ily mem­bers.

“There will be kids-friendly games, such as cool­ing globe, in­flat­able snook­ball, in­flat­able fut­sal, Juice Bike and old-school ar­cade ma­chines.

“An­other part­ner, Volk­swa­gen, will let peo­ple test drive their cars.

“NST will have a booth to pro­mote our prod­ucts. We will also give out free­bies.

“Each cy­clist will re­ceive a race kit and a three-month free sub­scrip­tion to NST’s e-pa­per.

“They also stand to win lucky draws,” she said, adding that the prizes were worth up to RM10,000.

She said among the things to be won in­cluded a fold­able bike worth RM2,000, trainer, bi­cy­cle ac­ces­sories and com­po­nents.

She said the ride would be di­vided into two cat­e­gories: the Cen­tury Ride and Fun Ride.

“Cen­tury Ride will be a 160km ride that passes through sev­eral lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Ka­par, Batu Arang, Ban­dar Tasik Pu­teri, Bes­tari Jaya, Tan­jung Arang and back to Pun­cak Alam.

“The Fun Ride, which cov­ers 35km, will cross Pekan Meru, UiTM Pun­cak Alam Cam­pus and Ban­dar Pun­cak Alam,” she said.

Farah said the chal­lenge of­fered cash prizes of RM2,500, RM1,500 and RM1,000 for first, sec­ond and third places for the men’s open, women’s open and se­nior men’s open cat­e­gories.

“Fourth to 10th places will re­ceive RM800, RM600, RM500, RM400, RM300, RM200 and RM100, re­spec­tively.

“Five of the best cy­clists in a team could com­pete to win the team cat­e­gory and the five could walk away with cash up to RM4,500.

“For the team chal­lenge cat­e­gory, the fin­ish­ing time of the top three men’s or women’s open and two men’s se­nior open from each team will de­ter­mine the best team per­for­mance time, and the team win­ner could walk away with cash up to RM4,500,” she said. point at least 20 min­utes be­fore the flag off.”

The race kit col­lec­tion can be made at Balai Berita NSTP’s Lobby An­jung Liku from 10am to 7pm to­day and at the Eco Grandeur sales gallery at Pun­cak Alam, from 10am to 7pm to­mor­row.

NST C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge, which will be held on Sun­day, is or­gan­ised by NST, in part­ner­ship with Eco World De­vel­op­ment Bhd, and co-spon­sored by Bank Rakyat and Volk­swa­gen.

PIC BY HALIMATON SAADIAH SU­LAIMAN

Mod­els in ‘New Straits Times’ C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge 2017 mer­chan­dise.

Farah Ezrin Mohd Rashidi

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