Photos From Century Ride Malaysia 2011 (CRM 2011)

Century Ride Malaysia 2011
Century Ride Malaysia 2011 Starting Point

Arrived at Dataran Ipoh (Ipoh Square) at the break of dawn to catch the flag off for Century Ride Malaysia 2011. This annual cycling event is into its 5th edition and it starts at Dataran Ipoh. For the first time, paticipating cyclists get to ride through Ipoh city. Previously, the starting point (and finishing point) was at Bukit Kinding.

Century Ride Malaysia particpants
part of the 1200 cyclists

I was informed that this year’s event attracted more than 1200 cyclists, including international participants from Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and United States of America.

Chong Him Shoong
Mr. Chong Him Shoong (R) – President Kelab Roadrunners Ipoh prepping up cyclists

Another first for this year’s event is the distance. At 160km (100 miles), it is the longest Century Ride Malaysia ever organised. Although this is a non-competitive event and is not a race, but more a fellowship ride, some cyclists do take this seriously and came well-equipped, some even with Garmin cycling devices to time their ride.

cycling competition
one of the foreign participants

One of the foreign participants saw his bicycle chain snap while on the way to Dataran Ipoh from his hotel and so, was not able to start his ride. It was unfortunate the organisers did not put bicycle repairers on standby to handle such breakdowns. By the time his bicycle was repaired, he was already way behind the slowest rider, though he still gamely rode along the route. What a pity!

Ipoh Century Ride Malaysia cycling event
waiting for the bicycle repairer

The first riders were expected to reach the finishing line at slightly after 11am. I didn’t stick around to wait for them, since I had to leave for another event, unfortunately. So sorry I do not have the results for this Century Ride.

Ipoh Century Ride Malaysia photos
one on the road - Samsung ST600

Event: Century Ride Malaysia 2011 (CRM 2011)
Venue: Dataran Ipoh
Date: 17th July, 2011
Time: 7am

Website: http://centuryridemalaysia.blogspot.com/

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With love

2 thoughts on “Photos From Century Ride Malaysia 2011 (CRM 2011)

  1. Hi Emily
    Greetings from Singapore. It was a pleasure to have met you. I managed to hitch a ride with a group of photographers and took some pictures of cyclists plouging the route. I even managed to find my hubby on the route as well. I have not had the time to upload my pics onto facebook yet, but I will do so soon. Anyway, I have enjoyed our conversation and I wish you all the best.

  2. Hi Sueann!

    Great to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have had a pleasant journey home to Singapore. It’s been a pleasure talking to you too. 🙂

    All the best to you as well. Perhaps you can let me know when you are coming to Ipoh again!

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