Pedal power is set to form an additional activity at Malayasia's Sepang International Circuit, which is opening up its track for cyclists on a regular basis. The initiative is an effort to promote healthy living among Malaysians and encourage greater use of cycling.
Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Razlan Razali explained that organising a regular slot in Sepang's busy schedule had become essential. "Cycling on the track is actually an activity that we at SIC do regularly amongst ourselves when there’s no event at the track. We find it very enjoyable and it is something we always look forward to. Hence, we hope to share this unique experience with other cyclists as well," he said.
"We would like to open the track as much as possible to members of the public. But our challenge has always been that the track is always fully booked. However, at the beginning of this year, we aimed to slot special sessions for cyclists. It would be something like the track days for bikes and cars.
"The interest in cycling has grown tremendously in Malaysia over the years. It makes good sense for us to cater for this group as well," added Dato’ Razlan.
Kicking off the initiative, SIC organised an open media event on Thursday, where members of the media were invited to join staff for a 90-minute unrivalled experience cycling around the 5,543-meter track.
The monthly events will be free of charge, with cyclists, joggers, rollerbladers and skateboarders more than welcome to attend. Look for announcements on the SIC Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sepanginternationalcircuit; Twitter account, www.twitter.com/sepangcircuit; or its website www.sepangcircuit.com.