KL traffic police chief unveils Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 route featuring 21km stretch of closed roads in the city
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation chief, Assistant Superintendent Of Police YBhg Haji Zulkefly Yahya today unveiled the route for the upcoming 42km and 21km Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 rides, dubbed “The City Ride” for its emphasis on enabling extended rides on closed roads amidst the capital’s most iconic city centre landmarks.
Into its fifth year, Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 comes with a new 21km category (alongside the regular 42km category) and will take on an environmental theme as well this year.
At the same event, Assistant Superintendent Of Police YBhg Haji Zulkefly Yahya welcomed OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad’s role as title sponsor of Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019, saying it is heartening to see the annual event back for the fifth year. OCBC Cycle KL remains the only annual mass participation cycling event on closed roads in the city centre.
Other sponsors of the event include Thule, Cosmo Hotel, Royal Sporting House, 100 Plus, Quill City Mall, Warisan Outdoor, Cycling Malaysia, Banana Boat, Aftershokz, Check Hup, Yakult, N8, Aqtive and Ciclista.
Organised by Multigreen Events and supported by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 takes place on 24 November 2019 at Dataran Merdeka and begins at 6.30am.
Speaking at the Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 route unveiling press conference today, YBhg Haji Zulkefly Yahya gave the thumbs up to the event saying all preparations were well underway to make it a safe, smooth and successful ride.
“This annual cycling event in the heart of the city has attracted a record of about 2,300 participants this time round and we are pleased to be part of this noble and healthy initiative which provides a great platform for our citizens and tourists alike. On our part, we will ensure the necessary closures are in place and that traffic remains smooth as safety is our utmost priority,” he said.
Sharing the details of the route, Datuk Naim Mohamad, Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 Implementation Committee, said Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 will flag off at Dataran Merdeka. Participants will then ride through Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Perak, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Berjasa, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu and Jalan Raja before returning to Dataran Merdeka.
“As in previous years, we are truly grateful for the support from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and DBKL who have worked closely with us to ensure smooth traffic movement and public safety on event day. This includes efficient planning to communicate road closures to the public. We look forward to another successful cycling event,” he said.
Speaking for the title sponsor, CEO of OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad Tuan Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik said the thrust of Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle 2019 remains the same as in previous years – to allow the masses a chance to challenge themselves by riding through a longer distance than that offered by the twice-monthly 7km OCBC KL Car Free Morning.
“This year we are even more conscious about inclusiveness and the environment. So we will see limited or no use at all of plastic packaging for the event packs. Instead, participant bibs, tags and apparel will be packaged in recyclable paper rolls or envelopes. There will be no paper flyers in the event packs as well. These will instead be replaced by large information boards at the event as well as information on the Kuala Lumpur OCBC Cycle website. There will be no bubble wrap for medals. Instead, they will be handed to participants without any packaging. And there will also be recycling bins at strategic locations for collection of banana peels, which will then be sent off for composting,” he said.
The event will continue to feature prizes for four bicycle types – mountain, road, foldies and fat bikes – for both men and women.
For details please visit http://www.ocbccyclekl.com/.