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CC1M Bike Ride @Putrajaya 2014 sets the pace for cycling tourism

Theodore Koumelis - 23 December 2014, 07:28

This annual event is organised by Tourism Malaysia with the assistance of Putrajaya Corporation. It has attracted more than 2,500 cycling enthusiasts from all over the country. The event is currently divided into three categories, which is the ‘Family Fun Ride’ – 12km, ‘Fun Ride Challenge’ – 35km, and ‘BMX Tourism Sprint’ – 300 metres.

PUTRAJAYA - The Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin launched the “Discover Malaysia by Bicycle Guidebook” on 20 December in conjunction with the launch of the 4th Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Bike Ride@Putrajaya programme at Dataran Putrajaya, Precinct 3.
 
In his speech, Dato’ Haji Azizan said that Tourism Malaysia has developed 74 cycling tourism packages for the guidebook in collaboration with 32 local tour agencies.
 
Through these packages, domestic and international tourists will be able to explore more destinations within Malaysia through cycling. Some of the most interesting packages include the 3D/2N Classic Kuching City Ride, the 4D/3N Taman Negara cycling package and 3D2N Kota Bharu Cycling Tour” he adds.
 
Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin believes that the publication of the “Discover Malaysia by Bicycle Guidebook” will complete the Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Bike Ride@Putrajaya programme, which has been an established brand among cycling enthusiasts in the country.
 
This annual event is organised by Tourism Malaysia with the assistance of Putrajaya Corporation. It has attracted more than 2,500 cycling enthusiasts from all over the country.
 
The event is currently divided into three categories, which is the ‘Family Fun Ride’ – 12km, ‘Fun Ride Challenge’ – 35km, and ‘BMX Tourism Sprint’ – 300 metres.
 
The Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Bike Ride@Putrajaya 2014 is sponsored by Felda Wellness Corporation, Roda Pantas, Cycling Malaysia, Harian Metro, Drive M7, Rapid Dino (M) Sdn Bhd, Jiwa Basikal, UFL & Deuter, Ciclista, JVC, Instyle Eyewears, Sen Aik Trading, Nestle, Grand Lexis Group, Sutera Harbour Hotel.
 
Statistics  
202 cycling tour packages have been developed from 2011 to 2014, with the assistance from 95 local travel tour agencies.
 
A total of 3,547 cycling tourism packages worth RM657,452.07 have been sold from January to August this year, while a total of 5,290 cycling tour packages worth RM844,720 were sold in 2013.
 

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