Partial bridge closure for maiden ride

BOTH bridge links to Penang island will be partially closed on Sunday for the Penang International Bridge to Bridge Ride (PgIB2B) 2019.

The Penang Bridge will close from 6am to 8.30am from the island to the mainland while the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or second Penang bridge will close from 8am to noon from Batu Kawan to the island.

PgIB2B organising chairman Datuk Lim Seh Guan said 3,900 people will be taking part in the 66km inaugural ride which will be flagged off from Queensbay Mall at 6.30am.

Cyclists will head towards the Penang Bridge and pedal along a secondary road towards Juru before regrouping at the water station in Batu Kawan after 33km.

The second leg will see cyclists on the 24km Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge which is the longest in South East Asia.

Event jersey is compulsory for all participants.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is expected to flag off the event which will end at the starting point.

Lim apologised to motorists for the inconvenience caused by the bridge closure.

The event is made possible by the Penang Island City Council, Malaysian Highway Authority, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd, Royal Malaysia Police and PgIB2B working committee.

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