R-L: Dr Lim, Teoh, Yew and Malaysian Highway Authority (north) director Mohammed Ridzuan Jahidin at the Penang International Bridge to Bridge Ride press conference. (The Star)

A historical cycling event will be made in Penang when both bridges will be closed for the first time this coming June.

Limited to only 3,000 cyclists, the Penang International Bridge To Bridge Ride (PgIB2B) ride will span 66km from Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas, crossing over the Penang Bridge to catch the sunrise before heading towards Juru on the mainland.

The cyclists will then regroup in Batu Kawan before returning across the 24km-long Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, the longest bridge in South East Asia and return to Queensbay Mall.

“It wasn’t easy to obtain approval from the Malaysian Highway Authority to close not one bridge, but both bridges and have cyclists ride over on the same day.” said PgIB2B organising chairman Datuk Lim Seh Guan.

“Thankfully, we achieved what was thought impossible and this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for avid cyclists,” he added.

Book your slots quickly before registration closes on April 15th. For more info and to register, click here.

Source: The Star