KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 3 (Bernama) — Despite the heavy schedule of his day-long visit to Terengganu, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took time off to launch the Terengganu Cycling Club here.
After the launch, Najib, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek cycled one kilometre from Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin to Dataran Shahbandar along with about 1,000 members of the club and others.
At Dataran Shahbandar, Najib exchanged greetings and chatted with traders at the night market and made purchases at some of the stalls.
Ahmad Shabery said cycling has become synonymous with Terengganu today, and the presence of the prime minister as well as the launching of the club would inspire the people of the state to get more involved in the sport.
“Let’s meet during the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) stage in Terengganu. I am sure more people will be out in the streets to watch the event,” he said.
Cycling enthusiast Ali Ismail, 47, said the launch of the Terengganu Cycling Club helmed by the menteri besar was a most welcome measure.
Ali said he found that many youngsters were taking to cycling.
“Cycling can help discipline youngsters. They should consider safety as well by ensuring that their bicycle has, for example, brakes and lights in working condition.
Source : Bernama