Mountain Bike Grand Prix

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, flags off the cyclists

Following the success of the inaugural Harian Metro Mountain Bike Grand Prix Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia last year which attracted the participation of 7,142 cyclists not only from Malaysia but also from Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Europe, the first round of the 2014 edition kicked off in front of Dewan Jubli Perak in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on August 24th.

Mountain Bike Grand Prix

and off they go

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thumbs up

Organised by Harian Metro, a top Malay language daily newspaper, and Tourism Malaysia, the objectives of such a mountain biking event were to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle through cycling and also to promote sports tourism.

Mountain Bike Grand Prix

good luck!

Mountain Bike Grand Prix

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, gives the thumbs up before the VIP Fun Ride

The 1,300 cyclists who participated in the categories of Jamboree Metro Open and XC Metro were flagged off by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz himself, no less!

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and all the VIPs are ready

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giving their all

This grand prix cycling competition will see cyclists compete in five states that offer different challenges, whether on the road or off course. Next route will be Temerloh, Pahang on 26th and 27th Sept, followed by Penang on 25th and 26th Oct, then Melaka on 28th and 29th Nov, and wraps up in Selangor on 27th and 28th December.

Mountain Bike Grand Prix

demonstration on the traditional way of shaping labu sayong (clay pitchers)

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leaf weaving demonstration

The total cash prize of RM215,000 will surely be strong motivation for the cyclists to give their best.

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children’s colouring contest

Event: Harian Metro Mountain Bike Grand Prix Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia 2014
Venue: Dewan Jubli Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Date: 24th Aug, 2014
Time: 8am

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