EVENT: CYCLE ASIA KUALA LUMPUR 2015
MAYOR OF KL RIDES WITH
DIRECTOR OF DOMESTIC TOURISM
Promoting Malaysia as an international cycling destination
((From left to right) Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide and event organiser, The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib and Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Musa Yusof, Director of Marketing Division Tourism Malaysia at the starting line ready to cycle in The Community ride category at Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015.)
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg. Tan Sri Haji Ahmad Phesal bin Haji Talib, rode amongst a strong attendance of over 4,000 participants at Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015 ending the two day community cycling event.
A GOOD WRAP UP FOR CYCLE ASIA KUALA LUMPUR
Earlier during the month, Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal announced the confirmed route for Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015, Malaysia’s largest community cycling event on closed public roads with support from Tourism Malaysia, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Cycling the scenic city of Kuala Lumpur together with Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Musa Yusof, Director of Domestic Marketing Division of Tourism Malaysia, Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide and event organizer and members of the public, Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal said that the city of Kuala Lumpur actively supports and encourage cycling, taking steps forward to improve efforts made in accordance with tourism.
Commenting further Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal said, “Cycling is fast gaining popularity for both young and old because it’s fun, healthy and communal activity. Plus, it’s eco-friendly and easy to learn. We at DBKL want to encourage more Malaysians to embrace this and commend the efforts of the organizers Spectrum Worldwide and support from Tourism Malaysia to showcase Kuala Lumpur as a tourist destination specifically for cyclists internationally.
Chris Robb who cycled side-by-side the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur said “We could not have made this event a success without the encouragement and the full support of the people, the Mayor and Tourism Malaysia. It is not easy to close roads in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, and it is only possible thanks to the support provided by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur and the Royal Malaysian Police,”.
(The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Haji Ahmad Phesal Bin Haji Talib crossing the finish line side-by-side Chris Robb, CEO of Spectrum Worldwide and event organiser at Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015.)
PROMOTIG CYCLING IN KUALA LUMPUR
Robb added, “We are committed to promote Kuala Lumpur as a cycling destination to bring in cyclist throughout the Asian region. We will continue our efforts in supporting the Mayor’s aspiration and support to showcase Kuala Lumpur as a tourist destination. We are elated that Dato’ Musa Yusof has supported us as this is one of Tourism Malaysia’s continuous commitment to promoting Malaysia as it has amazing cycling routes on the mainland and islands such as Langkawi,”.
The Challenge, which took place earlier in the day at 6:00am saw families, cycling enthusiasts, teens and even physically disabled cyclists sweating it out for the 48km route span from Dataran Merdeka which took riders through the heart of Kuala Lumpur and across beautiful landscapes and iconic landmarks.
Spectrum Worldwide worked closely with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to facilitate the highest possible safety standards for all participants during Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015.
Chris Robb hopes to continue working and has offered Tourism Malaysia to use Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur as a platform to promote Malaysia for cycling enthusiasts to savour the challenging and scenic routes of Malaysia.
(Participants in The Community Ride Category ready to take on the 24km route span at Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur 2015.)
All information by Spectrum Worldwide