WORLD badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei is asking Malaysians to fully support Ride For Malaysia, just like how they support him wholeheartedly every time he competes.
Lee, who is the most successful Malaysian Olympian in history, is encouraging all to turn up in full force to ride for Malaysia on July 30 in Sunsuria City, Putrajaya.
“Let’s demonstrate that Malaysians can come together as one people and one nation, just like how all of you have always supported me,” he said.
“I am personally endorsing this event as I believe it is a commendable effort to forge unity and patriotism ahead of National Day.”
Lee is convinced that events of such nature cut across race and religion, and is a good way to promote unity and harmony.
He said it would also be a good opportunity to meet and get to know well-known personalities taking part in the event.
Among the celebrities attending the event are Kavita Sidhu, Yvonne Lee and Chloe Chen, RasAngela Wong, Sharizan Borhan, Patrick Teoh, national paralympic cyclist Alvin Lim, DJ Dave, Baki Zainal and Peter Davis.
Lee added that it would be a good opportunity for families to cycle together and enjoy the scenery and fresh air at Sunsuria City during Ride for Malaysia.
“I would like to commend Star Media Group and Sunsuria Bhd for collaborating on this event,” he said.
Join in the Ride for Malaysia and you could scoot home on a silver edition Vespa LXV 150.
The RM15,000 scooter is manufactured by Piaggio and sponsored by Naza Premira Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Italian brand in Malaysia.
The Vespa will go to one lucky participant in the cycling event.
Jointly organised by Star Media Group with property developer Sunsuria Bhd, the event is not short on goodies and prizes for the entire family.
Other lucky draw prizes include 10 folding bicycles, two units of Wiko Highway Pure, two units of Wiko Prime, two units of Wiko Ufeel Fab, and one unit of Wiko Ufeel, all of which are smartphones.
Also up for grabs are one Ogawa iModa massage chair, three Ogawa Mobile Shiatsu EC massage cushions, four Gintell G-Bettle Plus foot massagers and four Oto Row Bike RB-1000 exercise machines.
There are cash prizes to be won too.
For the 30km ride, the cash prizes are: RM3,800 (first prize); RM2,800 (second); RM1,800 (third); RM1,000 (fourth); and RM500 (fifth).
The sixth to 10th prize is RM300; 11th to 15th is RM200; 16th to 30th is RM100; and 31st to 50th is RM50.
For the 5.5km family ride, the cash prizes are: first prize: RM2,000; second prize: RM1,000; and third prize: RM500, in each category. Come in fancy dress, glamour get-ups, or outlandish costumes and you stand a chance to win prizes for best fancy dress (overall-individual/couple/family), most sporting family (family of four); and best looking couple.
All registered participants will receive a goodie bag comprising a dri-fit T-shirt, drawstring bag, towel and six months complimentary Epaper.
The first 1,500 participants registered for the family ride will also receive Golden Screen Cinemas tickets.
Bicycles will be available for rent at the venue, so please register via sites.thestar.com.my/rideformalaysia/
Children are encouraged to bring their own bicycles.