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Published: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 8:18:05 AM

Solo cyclist to receive award

KOTA BARU: Wan Hashim Wan Mahmood, the 68-year-old who made history by cycling throughout the peninsular over 28 days, will be back on his bike and heading to Kuala Lumpur again. This time, he is to receive a certificate of recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).

The grandfather of 18 hopes to leave a legacy of being the oldest cyclist in Malaysia to receive the award.

Wan Hashim will be recognised as “The Oldest Cyclist To Cycle Around Peninsular Malaysia” by MBR in a special ceremony.

The senior citizen started his journey on Jan 26 across Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor, Singapore, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. He entered Thailand in a vehicle before crossing Sungai Golok to Rantau Panjang.

Wan Hashim met former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Feb 10 in Putrajaya and was feted by the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail in Chuping, Perlis on Feb 26.

“I want to be remembered not only for myself but for my children and grandchildren as well,” he said.

He is expected to arrive in the capital on Sunday to end his 725km cycling tour and receive the recognition on April 30.

Wan Hashim’s mission was jointly sponsored by Xpresszoom.com, GrandTS Skincare & Healthcare and the Kelantan Bicycle Association. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Government, cycling

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