THE third edition of the Klang Premiere Century Ride turned out to be a huge success as more than 1,200 participants rode past the finishing line in their colourful cycling gear and outfits.
Themed Kayuhan Mesra Masyarakat bersama PDRM, the annual cycling event, which is also the largest in the royal town, was spearheaded by the Premier Hotel Klang with the South Klang and Kuala Langat police district headquarters as co-organisers.
The 135km Century Ride that was divided into women’s Open, men’s Open and men’s Veteran categories, was flagged off at the Premiere Hotel before taking cyclists towards Morib in Kuala Langat and passing through Jenjarom, Pulau Carey and Pulau Indah in Klang.
As for the 18km Fun Ride, the cycling route took the riders through an historical trails to explore the riches of Klang at a leisurely pace, passing famous landmarks such as the Raja Mahadi Fort, Kuan Yin Temple, Little India and the Gedung Raja Abdullah Tin Museum.
Premiere Hotel Klang manager Ng Sok Yee said she was confident that the annual Klang Premiere Century Ride would become a brand name in cycling.
“We are proud to be part of this event and it showed our commitment to promote tourism in Klang via sports activities.
“This annual sports get-together would not be a success without the support from all the sponsors, organisers and most importantly the IPD Klang Selatan, Kuala Langat and Sepang in facilitating it.
“With the year of 2017 being dubbed Visit Klang Year, it is high time for us to start showcasing the uniqueness of this beautiful royal town,” she added.
The men’s Open title went to Nik Mohd Azwan Zulkifle while Esther Chin was tops in the women’s Open. Brian Johnson was champion in teh men’s Veteran category.