Kuching: More than 100 cyclists from several agencies braved the wet streets to mark the launch of the Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) City Cycling Club yesterday.
In a 10km route for the VIP category and 20km for the Open category, the cyclists were flagged off at the Kuching esplanade, which was also the finish point.
Among those in the VIP category were DBKU Commissioner Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai, Pantai Damai assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Kuching police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad.
For the open category, the riders were from DBKU, Royal Malaysia Police, Normah Medical Centre, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and members of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) from Petra Jaya.
The route for the VIP category was from the Kuching esplanade to Satok, Kampung Muhibbah and back.
The Open category, however, took the cyclists from the Kuching esplanade to Petra Jaya, Wisma Sesco and back.
The City Cycling Club, which started in October, is to encourage healthy living through cycling.
DBKU also hoped the city will be healthier from less carbon monoxide emission from vehicles.--Courtesy of The Borneo Post Online