Venue: Dataran Merdeka
Around 1700 riders joined this once in a lifetime event - cycled in the closed road at Kuala Lumpur city center for 52km (5 loops x 10.5km). Many cyclists reached the venue as early as 5am for the exciting event. Riders queued early to enter to the kandang so that could start in the first wave which is more advantage. First wave flagged off at 6.45am and subsequent followed closely by others waves.
As the route is quite hilly and certain stretch are very steep and with sharp corner, some careless riders fall down and injured seriously. Some riders also faced technical problem like tyre puncture, chain derail. Many riders also dropped items, i.e sun glass, cat eye, watch, gel, water bottle etc.
The event has to be cut off at 8:25am after getting advice from traffic police due to serious traffic jammed at certain roads and also complaint from drivers. As such many riders were unable to finish their 5 loops but the organizer was generous to give the finisher medal to all riders. Perhaps Putrajaya or Shah Alam is more appropriate for the event.
Many sponsors like Shimano, Polygon displayed their items for clearance sales. There were many different type of bike in term of price, size, height and brand can be seen at Dataran Merdeka . Entertainment was arranged for those 21km riders whom came later as their event started at 9am.
Hopefully this awesome event will continue annually.
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|52km cyclists waiting to be flagged off|
|Ministry lead the 21km pack|
|Men top 3 winners for 52km|
|Group from Kemaman Terangganu|
|Happy faces after the cycling|