The Perak International Century Ride (PICR) 2017, a cycling race covering a distance of 160km (100 miles), is expected to receive over 2000 entries, local and foreign. It is scheduled for Sunday, May 21.
President of Le Velo Cycling Club, Sharudin Not, said that since registration began on January 16, he has garnered over 1000 entries from Germany, Singapore, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Australia, Japan, Vietnam and South Korea.
Sharudin anticipated more entries, mainly international ones, before registration ends on Sunday, April 21.
“Since the success of the past two editions of PICR, the race has become increasingly popular with local and foreign cyclists. And with new routes in place, participants will have a whole new experience and challenges during the upcoming event,” said Sharudin.
The race will start at the Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) in Gopeng. The new route will take participants through Gopeng, Kuala Dipang, Tanjung Tualang, Changkat Tin, Kampung Gajah, Memali, Lambor Kanan, Changkat Melintang, Bota Kanan, Titi Gantung, Bukit Kota, Gelung Pepuyu, Dendang, Talang, Tanjung Belanja, Parit, Kampung Piandang, Bemban and Kellie’s Castle before ending at RTC Gopeng. The distance covered is approximately 160km (100 miles).
Sharudin said that PICR 2017 will test the physical and mental strength of participants. Besides the physical part, the event will help promote Perak as a holiday destination in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017.
“The journey will take participants past tourist hotspots such as Tempurung Cave, Kellie’s Castle, villages and paddy fields,” he said.
A total of six categories will be contested namely, Men and Women Open, Men Junior Veteran, Men Senior Veteran, Men Super Senior and Junior Open.
PICR 2017 is fully endorsed and supported by the state government, Tourism Perak and redONE Telecommunications service provider. Symphony Suites Hotel is the official residence for participants.
Readers keen on participating in PICR 2017 can do so by registering online via event.howei.com