I was informed of this huge cycling event that will be happening in Ipoh next month and thought I would share it here. This event seems like it will affect quite a few people who live in or around Stadium, Simee, Ipoh General Hospital (Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh), Jubilee Park, Ipoh Parade (Greentown), Tambun Road (Jalan Raja Di Hilir), Tasek Road (Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah) or use the roads in these areas on the morning of 26th September, 2010 (Sunday).
This event is called “Kempen Berbasikal Bersama Rakyat 1313”, which is loosely translated into English as “Cycling With the People 1313 Campaign” and will start from 8am at Velodrome Rakyat, Ipoh, Perak, and is expected to wrap up by 11am.
Although this is a “community” event, it’s not free. Participants who are adults above 18 years of age will have to pay an enrolment fee of MYR20. Teenagers from 13 to 18 years old will have to pay MYR10 while children below 12 will get to participate for free. The last day of registration is 18th September, 2010.
Goodie bags will be given to all participants (yippee!) on 25th September at the Velodrome from 9am to 4pm but you will have to show your payment slip in order to collect your freebies. Bicycles are not provided. Yes, I asked. 🙂
This event, organised by the Perak Cycling Association (PCA) and is open to all Malaysians, has the strange number 1313 in the name of the Campaign, as if the name of the event isn’t long enough already. It actually represents the 1Malaysia concept, the three major races of Malaysia and the 13 states of Malaysia.
It’s quite disconcerting, though, that one has to submit a disclaimer prior to the event, but after cycling for 10km, one would surely still be alive, sure alive (1313)!!
Website of Kempen Berbasikal Bersama Rakyat 1313: http://malaysia1313.blogspot.com/
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