On the Merdeka weekend of 31st August, Malaysia’s oldest cycling club – Pedalholics Cycling Club (PCC) flew the Malaysian flag proudly on their weekly Sunday ride.
Spanning more than 20 years of cycling, PCC started the ride from Bukit Jelutong, cycling through idyllic trunk roads to a small but bustling town called Ijok via Jalan Kuala Selangor in Selangor.
As usual, PCC’s ride always commences with a pre-ride briefing to reiterate the route, safety and ride etiquette, while introducing Ride Leaders of the day. The Merdeka ride of 30 cyclists led by Rasyidi and Thiru, warmed up on the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) which is a popular cyclist haven with their motorbike lanes.
Even punctures didn’t deter the ‘muhibbah’ spirit on this casual Sunday ride, with everyone cycling together to and from Ijok town for breakfast.
As the headwind blew strongly on the return route, the Malaysian spirit grew stronger. Some cyclists were suffering but kept together in large groups by the Ride Leaders.
All in all, everyone had a good ride, sharing the road safely with motorised vehicles even at narrow points on Jalan Kuala Selangor where road construction works were ongoing.
To join PCC Malaysia on Sunday rides, follow them on Facebook here.
More about the cyclistRasyidi is a recreational cyclist who started out mountain biking on 26″ wheels and 80mm forks until he decided to go on the roads and see more of the world, or at least Klang Valley.