‘C-Cy­cle event can band en­thu­si­asts to­gether’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The New Straits Times (NST) C-Cy­cle Chal­lenge is one way to pro­mote a healthy life­style, apart from forg­ingnew friend­ships among cy­clists, says Na­tional Heart In­sti­tute (IJN) chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.

De­spite his busy sched­ule as a CEO and a se­nior con­sul­tant car­diac sur­geon, Mohd Azhari took time off to par­tic­i­pate in the cy­cling event, and be­lieved that it could help re­lax the mind and body after a hec­tic day.

“This event not only brings ev­ery­one to­gether, but also helps to in­cul­cate a healthy life­style. It helps to boost the im­mune sys­tem in the body and par­tic­i­pants can enjoy the en­vi­ron­ment out­side while cy­cling along the trails,” he said, adding that he would be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the chal­lenge’s 35km fun ride to­mor­row.

The cy­cling en­thu­si­ast said he started to cy­cle in his late 50s, about five years ago, but noted that it was never too late for him.

He said it had be­come his hobby as it helped bal­ance his busy sched­ule at work and out­door activities.

“Al­though I picked up cy­cling as my hobby in my 50s, I don’t have any re­grets about it. In fact, I enjoy it.

“Each time I go out cy­cling with my friends, not only does it strengthen our friend­ship, we also enjoy the view around us. We need to re­lax some­times.”

PIC BY NU­RUL SYAZANA ROSE RAZMAN PIC BY ROSELA IS­MAIL

NSTP se­nior ex­ec­u­tive (ad­ver­tise­ment sales) Nik Zulkhairi (right) hand­ing over the race kit to Na­tional Heart In­sti­tute chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day. Bank Rakyat se­nior vice-pres­i­dent (mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions) Nizam Sani (black shirt) with staff mem­bers after the han­dover of race kits at Me­nara Bank Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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