Entry Formhttp://www.kotrt.com.my/pdf_files/MALAKOFF..._entry_form.pdfIt’s the last ride of the year and also the opening ride of the new year 2010!
It’s called Malakoff Interstate Fellowship Ride,
and the route takes the cyclists through shady kampong areas, water reservoir, scenic paddy fields, post-tsunami areas, with bird’s eyes view of the sea and sandy beaches and also century-old tropical trees.
Day 1, 31 December 2009, starts at Autocity, Juru, Penang, taking the cyclists to Kulim, Selama (Kedah), Selama (Perak), Bukit Merah, then back to Juru. Although the distance of 149km looks daunting, but the route is mainly flat with 2 climbs that only lasts a few hundred meters. With 2 feeding stops and 1 water stop (as per the MD/CEO, En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya’s suggestion), it is definitely a doable ride for cyclists of all levels.
Day 2, 1 January 2010, starts at Autocity, then takes the cyclists onto Penang Bridge, which is the highlight of the event as on normal days the bridge will not allow bicycles crossing the bridge, to Queensbay, Relau, Jalan Tun Saadon, down to Balik Pulau, then up to Teluk Bahang, passing the spanking new Hard Rock Hotel, then to Penang Youth Park (near Botanical Garden area). The distance is shorter, 70km but there are a lot of steep climbs, especially at Jalan Tun Saadon and up to Teluk Bahang. Downhill is also technical with a lot of sharp junctions, certainly not for the faint-hearted! One feeding stop and one water stop have been proposed for this short route.
Marshals from PDRM and some experienced marshals who normally handle Le Tour de Langkawi will be manning the roads, to make it safe for the cyclists.
Goodies are also abundance, with one Powerbar for each cyclist, breakfast from Nestle, new energy drink sachets and water bottle from Suntonic, and a cool participant T-shirt, for a registration fee of RM30 which goes directly to charity.
Registrations close on 1st December or at reaching 700 participants, whichever comes first. To register for the ride, fill in the attached form and forward it to me with a payment of RM30.
Don’t wait until it’s too late.. let’s make it this year’s most talked about ride!