23rd April 2017, PERAK
The first ever GFNY in Malaysia was a big turnout in Ipoh, capital of Perak! The event saw 400 riders from 31 countries from as far as the USA, UK, Mexico, Germany, India, Iran, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Singapore and Indonesia. They took part in the competitive 161.5km or non-competitive 74.9km distance on a fast course with palm tree-lined roads, limestone hills and smooth roads.
Organized by X Camp Adventure Sdn Bhd, it was Malaysia’s first cycling marathon where riders all raced together while being chip timed start-to-finish, and got ranker based on finish time and took park in podium awards. As the motto “Be a Pro for a Day” specified, GFNY aimed on giving everyone the experiences of cycling like a pro.