Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Kayuhan sempena perasmian Hawk MTB-BACC
Tempat : Mes Perwira TUDM Butterworth ~ GPS coordinate 5 27′46.50″N, 100 22′56.56″ETarikh : 10 Julai 2010 (sabtu)Masa :7.30 amBayaran : FREETrek : Offroad 60%, Tarmac 40%Makanan disediakanPenyertaan hanya terhad kepada 200 rider sahaja…..!!Salam kepada semua rider-rider MTB ataupun RB…Dengan segala hormatnya TUDM Pangkalan Udara Butterworth menjemput anda semua untuk memeriahkan Kayuhan perasmian Hawk MTB-BACC (Butterworth Airbase Cycling Club), Butterworth Airbase ‘FUN RIDE’. Kayuhan sejauh 28 km, meliputi sekitar kawasan Pangkalan Udara Butterworth. Kayuhan santai-santai jer….Untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubungi :Shukri~019-5712101,Ku~019-4196858,Ridzuan~0123995695.http://hawkmtb.com/

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

By The Star

Thursday July 30, 2009
Dog’s eye view of ride
WHILE over 200 participants took part in the monthly Penang Heritage Experience on Wheels in George Town, a little pomeranian was tucked comfortably in its owner’s ‘basikal tua’ basket, observing the buzz of activities around it.
Candy Chhung, 28, a designer, said this was her second time participating in the event with her four-year-old pet dog named ‘Xiao Hei’ which means ‘little black’ in Chinese.
“He loves outings. I made a little cap, a T-shirt and comfortable bedding for him in the basket,’’ she said.
Enjoying his outing: Xiao Hei sitting pretty in his basket, attended to by his owner Chhung.
The black pomeranian seemed to be enjoying the experience, looking left and right at those gathered at the Esplanade for the event.
The event held every last Sunday of the month was flagged off by state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow, after which he also took part in the event, riding a classic bicycle.
Also taking part in the event were State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi and Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu,
Penang Classic Bicycle Owners Club vice-president Cheng Kim Heng said about 20 club members took part in the event.
The 63-year-old man from Air Itam in Penang said the antique bicycles riden by the club members dated back to between 1906 and 1942.
Club member Seow Heng Dong, 60, said he modified his vintage bicycle’s frame so that his bicycle could look more attractive.
The ride, which started at 8.30am, ended at the New World Park at about 11am.
His pride and joy: Ikhwan showing his 'New Hudson Sport' bicycle.
The participants stopped at five heritage sites — Fort Cornwallis, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Cheah Kongsi, Kapitan Keling Mosque and St George’s Church.
The event ended at the New World Park where a Vintage Bicycle Show and Competition were being organised.
The cycling event was organised by the State Sports Council and coorganised by Penang Cycling Lifestyle Society and the Knights of the Round Table Club.

By The Star

Thursday July 30, 2009
Beauties turning heads
A CLASSIC bicycle enthusiast who cycled around the country in 23 days was among those who displayed his bicycle at a Vintage Bicycle Show held in Penang.
Nor Izam Abd Latif, from Batu Gajah in Perak, bought the bicycle for only RM30 from a bicycle shop.
He then forked out RM500 to refurbish his ‘basikal tua’.
Vintage part: Nor Izam Abd Latif showing the oil lamp fixed on his 'basikal tua'.
The 27-year-old said the accessories, especially the oil lamp and a leather bag, were expensive and difficult to find.
“I did not buy the bicycle just to keep it for show so early last month, I embarked on a bike journey around peninsular Malaysia,’’ said Nor Izam, a construction worker. His journey started and ended at Batu Gajah.
Some 50 vintage bicycles such as Hercules, Raleigh, Triumph and Rudge were put on display by owners from Penang, Malacca, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.
The show was opened by state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow at the New World Park on Swatow Lane on Sunday.
Some 200 people, including Chow who participated in the monthly Penang Heritage Experience on Wheels earlier, stopped at the New World Park to admire the bicycles.
A family from Nibong Tebal, dressed up in clothes from the era of P. Ramlee, brought nine vintage bicycles for display.
The bikes dated between 1951 and 1960.
Jaafar Dahari, his brother Jasim Dahari, daughter Nabilah Jaafar and cousin Wan Yazli Yaacob were among the family members who dressed in olden-day costumes.
Classic models:(from left to right) Jasim Dahari, Wan Yazli Yaacob, Jaafar Dahari and Nabilah Jaafar posing with their 'basikal tua' during the Vintage Bicycle Show held at the New World Park in Penang on Sunday.
Another avid classic bike collector was Ikhwan Izam, 33, who dressed like a policeman in the 1940s.
He said he bought his bicycle for RM850 but spent about RM4,000 to purchase the original parts.
Ihkwan, from the Batu Berendam Antique Bicycle Club, displayed his ‘New Hudson Sport’ bicycle.
“I have been hunting for the bicycle parts all over the country and I was lucky that certain shops still actually had the spare parts,’’ he added.
His pride and joy: Ikhwan showing his 'New Hudson Sport' bicycle.
Earlier, Chow said a sub-committee held their first meeting on the plans for a dedicated bicycle lane in the state.
“I have yet to get a progress report from the committee led by MPPP president Tan Cheng Chui.
“The state government is aware of the needs of the cycling community and we will try to come up with the best solution,’’ he said.
PPB Hartabina Sdn Bhd senior manager Clarence Tan said the bicycles rekindled memories of the olden days.
“Those days, people enjoyed cycling which was perhaps the only mode of transport that was affordable to most.”

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

What ?

Bicycle Trail Map Creation with the Balik Pulau young cyclists from “Mountain & Village Crewz Balik Pulau” The map will highlight the significant local attractions in cultural and heritage assets such as scenery, farm, cottage industries, food, which are only accessible by bicycle.


June – Aug, Weekends ( depends on the schedule within the team which will be set later )First cycling meeting 6 and 7 June ( Sat and Sun ) 8am -12 noon


Balik Pulau and neighbouring villages


Anyone who is interested in cycling in nature site and would like to share he/she knows through documentation to others What criteria do I need to be part of the team? ? have your own transport to go to Balik Pulau and a bicycle to move around also you who like to share and work with young people

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

By The Star
Wednesday June 3, 2009
Mountain bike jamboree’s back
THE Kayuh Lasak Penang Mountain Bike Jamboree will be back this year after a one-year hiatus.
Penang Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said the event on Dec 5 and Dec 6 was expected to attract 700 cyclists from various countries.
She said its route would showcase Penang’s heritage sites through a cyclist’s perspective and promote Penang as a premier mountain biking destination.
“We want to promote cycling not only as a healthy sport but also as a fun and exhilarating activity, riding in a group.
“We hope more cyclists will join the event and view George Town and Penang Hill from a cyclist’s perspective,” she told a press con-ference at the Penang Sports Council’s office in Batu Uban recently.
Ong said the event was open to all levels of recreation riders, competitive mountain bikers, bicycle clubs, associations and individuals.
The highlight of the first day’s event will be a treasure hunt with participants having to answer riddles along the way, sightseeing on bicycle around George Town, absorbing famous sights and savouring local food.
Each team will consist of up to five cyclists.
Ong said the first three teams to complete the hunt with all correct answers would receive prizes.
On Dec 6, the event will take on a mixed trail around Penang’s tropical rainforest, off road, single track, uphill and technical downhill in the Penang Hill area.
The event is jointly organised by the Penang Youth and Sports Committee, Penang Sports Council and Kelab KOTRT Taman Perbandaran. It is aimed at encouraging sports tourism on bicycles.
Participants can register from Sept 1 to Sept 30. Those interested in sponsoring the event can contact Shamoon Shabudin at 012-4296363 or email shamlink9091@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

By The Star

Tuesday May 26, 2009
Committee to study plans for dedicated bicycle lane
PENANG has set up a working committee to look into the idea of a dedicated bicycle lane in the state.
State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the initiative was an “official step forward” to making the roads in Penang bicycle-friendly.
“We encourage anything to help turn Penang into an international city.
“There have been a lot of proposals and we want to give all of them serious consideration as they will push road users to acknowledge the rights of cyclists to share the road,” Chow said at a press conference recently.
He added that he would instruct Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) acting president Tan Cheng Chui to form the committee incorporating Public Works Department officers.
Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu and Pantai Jerejak assemblyman Sim Tze Tzin who had both been involved in tourism-related bicycle activities are also involved in the committee, Chow added.
Pedal power: (From right) Teh, Chow Kon Yeow and Ong throwing their support behind the idea of a bicycle lane in Penang.
State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, who was present, also announced that the state was endorsing a monthly Bicycle Joy Ride from G Hotel in Gurney Drive to Teluk Bahang.
“The event is organised by the G-Club Penang Cyclists who are a recreational group of cyclists in the state.
“It will be held every second Sunday of the month and is part of efforts to garner public support for dedicated bicycle lanes in Malaysia,” Ong said.
She added that the event would complement the Heritage Experience On Wheels event by the State Sports Council that took riders around the heritage enclave every last Sunday of the month.