THE Affin Bank Heritage Walk 2014 in Penang drew a huge response.
More than 2,000 people, including some 300 cyclists, took part in the 6.2km event which began at the Esplanade and passed through several streets in George Town before ending back at the Esplanade.
Among the participants were cousins Jeron Oh and Keven Oh, both 10, and their parents. All six cycled the route.
Also there were Jeron’s sister, Joey, eight, and Keven’s sister, Kimmie, also eight. Both girls came with their bicycles but did not join in the ride. They stayed back at the Esplanade for the colouring and jigsaw puzzle contests held as part of the event on Sunday.
Jeron’s mother, Ana Tey, 38, said her husband, Johnny Oh, found out about the event from friends and relatives.
She said they did not hesitate to sign up as both their children enjoyed cycling.
Affin Bank banking executive director Amirudin Abd Halim flagged off the cyclists and walkers.
There was a short zumba session earlier as a warm-up for the participants.
Other activities held were free medical check-ups, a blood donation campaign, a lucky draw, an exhibition and dance and singing performances.
Affin Bank Macalister Road branch manager and organising chairman Ahmad Fauzi Mat Iza said the bank had organised the event with the aim of building a stronger bonding with consumers and create awareness on living a healthy lifestyle.
“I hope the families and individuals enjoyed their time and the scenery of the heritage buildings in Penang” he said.
He added that it was a good way for families to spend quality time together on a Sunday morning.