8th November 2018, Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim unveiled the route for the 42km OCBC Cycle KL 2018, spanning two loops of 21 kilometers each across some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks in the city centre.
At the same event, Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim welcomed OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad’s role as title sponsor of OCBC Cycle KL 2018, saying it is heartening to see the annual event back for the seventh year. OCBC Cycle KL remains the only annual mass participation cycling event on closed roads in the city centre.
Organized by Multigreen Events and supported by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), OCBC Cycle KL 2018 takes place on 11 November 2018 at Dataran Merdeka and begins at 6.30am.
Speaking at the OCBC Cycle KL 2018 route unveiling press conference today, Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim gave the thumbs up to the event saying all preparations were well underway to make it a safe, smooth and successful ride.
“The event features more than 2,000 participants, all gearing up to ride with friends and family members across the city on closed roads. It is great to note that tourists have also enrolled in a healthy activity like this in the heart of the city. On our part, we will ensure the necessary closures are in place and that traffic remains smooth as safety is our utmost priority,” he said.
Sharing the details of the route, Datuk Naim Mohamad, Chairman of the OCBC Cycle KL 2018 Implementation Committee, said OCBC Cycle KL 2018 flags off at Dataran Merdeka and takes riders through familiar roads such as Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Conlay, Jalan Stonor, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Perak, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Putra, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kinabalu and Jalan Raja.
“We are grateful for the support from DBKL and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) who have been working closely with us to ensure smooth traffic movements and public safety on event day. This includes efficient planning to communicate the traffic movements to the public. We look forward to another successful event,” he said.
Other sponsors of the event include Great Eastern Life Assurance, Thule, 100 Plus, MOV Hotel, Quill Citymall KL, Warisan Outdoor, Cycling Malaysia, After Shokz, Banana Boat, Yakult, Garmin, Camelback, Maxtron, Gardenia, N8, Kenwood, Dynamiteque, Chiro Care, ES, Tmax Tape.
Speaking for title sponsor OCBC Bank, Head of Corporate Communications Mr Julius Evanson said the thrust of OCBC Cycle KL 2018 remained the same as in previous years – to allow the masses a chance to challenge themselves by riding through a longer distance than that offered by the twice-monthly 7km OCBC KL Car Free Morning.
“The common ground shared by OCBC Cycle KLand OCBC KL Car Free Morning is that they are both held on closed roads right in the city centre. But unlike the more frequently-held OCBC KL Car Free Morning, OCBC Cycle KL offers that extra length of road to really push yourself. We hope the public will enjoy the challenge the ride brings.
“Alongside this, we have introduced the theme Cycle Together this year to encourage people from all walks of life to come together to unite through cycling. We are glad to see more women stepping up to participate compared to previous years. Unlike last year when only 20% were women, this year there has been a rise to over 30%. This is an encouraging sign,” he said.