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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Cyclists take electric train to Ipoh for a long, exciting excursion

The cyclists posing for a group photo at Kellie’s castle near Ipoh.

The cyclists posing for a group photo at Kellie’s castle near Ipoh.

A group of folding bike enthusiasts had a feel of what it was like to travel on board the KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and back recently.

Their excursion was supported by KTMB, in line with the Prime Minister’s call for it to offer a greener commute for city dwellers.

A KTMB spokesman said the cyclists were given special group discount return tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh.

“We encourage people to use the ETS service. Those with folding bicycles must bag and load their bicycles at the baggage storage areas on the forward section of the coach,” she said

For the ETS travel, KTMB also waived the RM10 fee for transporting oversized luggage, especially the folded and bagged bicycles.

The cyclists from Kuala Lumpur seen here setting up their bikes at the Ipoh train station.
The cyclists setting up their bikes on arrival at the Ipoh train station.

Event organiser and My Bicycle Shop Sdn Bhd owner Johnny Ng said the group was joined by 20 other folding bike enthusiasts in Ipoh.

“We had planned a night ride around Ipoh town and a 74-km ride from Ipoh to Tanjung Tualang.

“Our co-hosts led us to Kellie’s Castle and Tanjung Tualang, which is roughly about three hours’ ride from Ipoh,” he added.

Apart from the ride, cyclists were also treated to a lucky draw where attractive prizes were presented to the winners.

Ng said this was the second outing organised by My Bicycle Shop and cyclists were looking forward to more trips with their folding bikes.

Cyclists and their bagged bicycles aboard the ETS train to Ipoh.
The cyclists and their bagged bicycles aboard the ETS train to Ipoh.

“Plans are afoot for a trip to Taiping and we are in the midst of planning the logistics and accommodation for the participants,” he added.

Tags / Keywords: Community , Central Region , Transport Safety , KTMB ETS


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