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26 March 2017

Inaugural CIMB Cycle at Seri Menanti draws Royal Guests and Cycling Enthusiasts

Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan graced the event, which also features CIMB Ambassadors Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa 

Seri Menanti (Negeri Sembilan): CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (“the Group” or “CIMB” ”) today held its first ever CIMB Cycle event for over 1300 participants, bringing together cycling enthusiasts and casual riders in the spirit of community building, fitness and charity. The Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Y.A.M. Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir and Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud flagged off the event for the Endurance Ride (120km) and Challenge Ride (35km). The event saw the participation of Tunku Besar of Seri Menanti, Y.A.M Tunku Ali Redhauddin, Y.A.M Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin as well as CIMB’s newest ambassadors, national cyclists Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa.

Group Chief Executive of CIMB Group, Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz said, “We are pleased and excited to organise the first ever CIMB Cycle in Seri Menanti. Apart from encouraging fun, fitness and philanthropy, it also fulfils our aspiration to be a responsible corporate citizen by bringing communities together through sports. We plan to make CIMB Cycle a yearly event and look forward to having it at different locations within Malaysia and the region.”

Following the flag-off at 7.30 a.m., the Endurance riders rode through Kuala Pilah, Batu Kikir, and Simpang Petang, providing a good mix of flats, steep, and rolling terrains while the Challenge riders went through Seri Menanti for a shorter distance.

Seri Menanti was selected as it mimics one of the routes of the Le Tour De Langkawi. Cash prizes and trophies were awarded to teams and individuals who finished top three (3) and top five (5) respectively in both categories. Additionally, all participants who completed the race also received a finisher’s medal.

At the prize giving ceremony, Tengku   Zafrul also presented a mock-cheque for the amount of RM120,000 to Y.A.M Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz. The amount represented part of the registration proceeds that was donated to Yayasan Munarah, a charitable foundation run by the Negeri Sembilan royal family.

In conjunction with the event, CIMB Foundation also donated 200 bicycles to students from low-income families within the Kuala Pilah district. 

“I am happy we are also able to give back to society through Yayasan Munarah and CIMB Foundation through this event. I must thank not only the participants, but also our corporate partners whose generous contribution has helped ensure the success of our inaugural CIMB Cycle,” concluded Tengku Zafrul.  

Note on Categories & Prizes

Position

Endurance Ride – 120 km (Individual)*

Challenge Ride –

35 km (Individual)**

Endurance Ride – 120 km (Team)

1st

RM 2000

RM 1000

RM 3000 + Trophy

2nd

RM 1500

RM 800

RM 2000 +Trophy

3rd

RM 1300

RM 600

RM 1000 + Trophy

4th

RM 1000

RM 500

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5th

RM 800

RM 400

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* Men’s Elite (19 Yrs and above)
   Men’s Open (15 Yrs to 34 Yrs)
   Men’s Masters (35 Yrs and above)
   Women’s Open (15 Yrs and above)

** Men & Women (12 Yrs and above)

(On stage, L-R): Y.A.M. Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan; Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud,Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan and Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group flagging off the 35KM Challenge Ride at CIMB Cycle. 

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul  Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group (third from right) and Y.A.M Tunku Ali Redhauddin, Tunku Besar of Seri Menanti (second from left) with the top five winners of the 120 km Endurance Ride – Men’s Open category, (L-R) Mohd Razif bin Mohd Salleh, fourth place; Abdul Halim bin Hasan, third place; Muhammad Khalid bin Nasiruddin, first place; Amirol Amirsyam bin Alif, fifth place and Muhamad Khuzairi bin Abdul Bakar, second place.

Y.A.M. Tengku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud, Tunku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan (fourth from right); Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul  Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group (far left) and Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group (far right) with the top five winners of the 120 km Endurance Ride – Women’s Open category, (L-R) Nurqadrina Emylia binti Norzali, fourth place; Mariana binti Mohammad, fifth place place; Nurul Suhada Zainal, first place; Nur Azrenna bt Ahmad Jumry, third place and Nurul Alissa bt Mohamad Azman, second place.

Y.A.M Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin (third from right) and Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul  Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group (third from left) with the top five winners of the 35 km Challenge Ride - Individual category, (L-R) Leow Hoay Sim Uracca, fourth place; Ishraf bin Izad, third place; Nik Mazlan bin Nik Lah, first place; Mohd Azwan bin Anuar, second place and Shaziela binti Mohd Nor, fifth place.

Y.A.M. Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan (centre) and Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul  Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group (seventh from left) with (L-R) the PDRM Cycling Team, TSG Cycling Team and CIMB Pro Team, the top three teams of the 120 km Endurance Ride – Team category.