Muhammad Zainurin Akmal Bin Ahmad Zaini, cycled back to his hometown in Kedah to vote at GE14. (Suhaimi Mat Salleh)

With a sense of adventure, two avid cyclists cycled more than 200 kilometres to their hometown on their folding bicycles to cast their ballots for Malaysia’s 14th General Election (GE14).

Suhaimi Mat Salleh, 39, from Taman Melawati in Kuala Lumpur, planned his epic journey back to his hometown in Baling, Kedah with his friend who is also a Kedahan, Muhammad Zainurin Akmal Bin Ahmad Zaini, 29.

Starting their journey from Kuala Lumpur four days before polling day, Suhaimi took the Electric Train Service (ETS) to Ipoh, Perak and met with Zainurin before starting their cycling tour towards Taiping, covering more than 60 kilometres in distance.

Suhaimi Mat Salleh, was determined to cycle home to Baling, Kedah for GE14. (Suhaimi Mat Salleh)

“We stayed in Taiping for a day and visited many interesting and historical places before continuing our journey to Parit Buntar on the second day of our trip. We reached Kedah on Sunday and plan to return to Kuala Lumpur via train,” said Suhaimi.

“I believe when there is a will, there is a way for us to do something and to get out of our comfort zone,” he said, adding that this was his first bicycle tour.

Source: NST