TUARAN: More than 500 cyclists took part in this year’s Kota Belud Jamboree, stretching 40 kilometres from Suria Welfare Foundation (Yayasan Kebajikan Suria), here, and ending at Dewan Tun Said Kota Belud, today.
The cycling event involving the two districts was organised by the Kota Belud Cycling Club in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Suria Welfare Foundation.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Raya Erom participated by leading the start of the cycling event.
The participants were flagged off by Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor at 7.45 am.
The adviser for the organisers, Baharul Sawi said four categories were contested in the cycling event, namely the veteran category, open, women and children.
Several participants from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam also took part in recreational events besides cycling, held to encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, compete in a healthy and relaxed manner as well as further strengthen ties between them.- BERNAMA