Organized by G Club Penang Cyclists, the 7th edition of the round island ride was held true to their mission and fulfilling their CSR of ‘Creating Legacy’ by helping in making Penang an international cycling city.
Flagged off by Penang CM, Lim Guan Eng and Ideal Property Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Datuk Alex Ooi, the 82km ride around Penang island that began from Esplanade, heritage center of Georgetown towards the free trade zone of Bayan lepas and heading to Teluk Kumbar, gave the 4,500 cyclists a chance to appreciate both the beauty and challenge of the hills.
Riders faced their first climb at Genting, before reaching Balik Pulau, followed by the challenge of Balik Pulau hill, an 8km, 10 to 30% gradient climb. The most panoramic segment of the ride was around Batu Feringghi area where the riders cycled along the coast.
There were also participants from other states and neighboring countries, marking the achievement of forging “Friendship through Cycling”, this edition’s motto.
Ideal Property Group was the title sponsor. Other sponsors included Giant, 100Plus, Subway, Naroo Mask, Prince of Wales, G hotel, Parkroyal, Blackmore, among others.