1. Emcees KT Pillai & Suhirley Arfiza Khalil interview Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man (m)

1. Emcees KT Pillai & Suhirley Arfiza Khalil interview Ipoh City Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man (m)

This year’s annual National Day night fun ride organised by the Ipoh City Council attracted some one thousand cycling enthusiasts, including VVIPs, led by His Royal Highness Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah and HRH Tuanku Zara Salim.

2. a group of cyclists takes a photo for keepsake

2. a group of cyclists takes a photo for keepsake

3. first, let us take a wefie

3. first, let us take a wefie

Flagged off at Dataran Ipoh in front of the Ipoh City Council building, the cyclists undertook a 20km route which saw them riding to the Lost World of Tambun and back. The VIP fun ride, though, was a shorter itinerary of 8km.

4. some one thousand cyclists participate in the fun ride

4. some one thousand cyclists participate in the fun ride

5. participant with a prosthetic leg

5. participant with a prosthetic leg

All types of bicycles were used and safety helmets, compulsory. The air of merriment made the ride look like a bicycle festival.

6. it's warm-up time

6. it’s warm-up time

7. His Royal Highness Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah flags off the ride by sounding the air horn

7. His Royal Highness Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah flags off the ride by sounding the air horn

Fifty lucky draw prizes awaited cyclists. Up for grabs included a 50in television set, bicycles, smartphones, household electrical appliances and hampers.

8. and the cyclists begin their ride

8. and the cyclists begin their ride

9. the VIP fun ride - HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah flags off his own ride

9. the VIP fun ride – HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah flags off his own ride

This cycling event was a prelude to the Merdeka celebration at the field in front of the Ipoh City Council. The countdown to Merdeka wrapped up with a fireworks display.

10. entertainment

10. entertainment

Event: National Day Night Fun Ride
Venue: Dataran MBI, Ipoh
Date: 30th August, 2016
Time: 8pm

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