Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LIMBC 2011


PRESS RELEASE


The Langkawi International Mountainbike Challenge – the biggest race in Asia and the ultimate Tropical Rainforest Challenge – is back
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 12, 2011 – The exhilarating Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge, or simply LIMBC, is back. A prescription for fun and adventure surrounded by nature, the second edition is slated to be held on the mystical island on October 17-23.

Organised by Human Voyage (M) Sdn Bhd and sanctioned by the world cycling body UCI and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF), the five-day race will tempt mountain bike enthusiasts to get back on the bike trail and compete in a protected rainforest area. The tropical landscape challenge guarantees participants an encounter with nature like no other in what is now known as Asia’s ultimate race.

The event, which is officially listed as an international event in the UCI calendar, offers ranking points in the UCI standings for the top 10 finishers. LIMBC 2011 will end with a jamboree for social riders wishing to participate for fun amongst nature, friends and family.

LIMBC – The Tropical Rainforest Challenge 2011 boasts the biggest purse in Asia – with a whopping RM360,000 in cash and lucky draw prizes to be won. Some of the attractive prizes include branded bike equipments and electronic gadgets.

The adventure trail begins with Stage 1 on Oct 18 with the 62km round island race, followed by the cross country Olympic which starts and finishes at Kampung Tok Senik Resort as Stage 2.

Stage 3 is a 7-hour endurance cross country special stage race at Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, followed by the nerve-shredding King of the Mountain and cross country race which will end at the Gunung Raya Hill as Stage 4, before the event culminates with Stage 5, a cross country short circuit race. The jamboree ride event marks the closing and final day of this much-anticipated race, with a limited participation of up to 1,000 riders for the 44km race. Social riders of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed to participate.

Human Voyage CEO, Dato’ Abdul Malik Mydin, expects the 2011 edition to be a greater success than the inaugural race.

“As we are aware, mountain biking is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in the world. The LIMBC – Tropical Rainforest Challenge is where adventure meets nature, designed for all mountain bikers to have fun regardless of their status.

“Above all, as an eco-friendly event, LIMBC is the best tool to promote Langkawi as one of Malaysia’s major touristic destinations,” said Abdul Malik.

Abdul Malik expresses his gratitude to Malaysian Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak for agreeing to become the race patron for the second successive year. Former Prime Minister, YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is the honorary patron.

Under the backing of the international and continental bodies Union Cycliste International (UCI) and the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC), the inaugural race last year was successfully rolled out on 6th - 8th August 2010, where 765 local and 55 international bikers set the event alight.

Winners of their respective categories last year include Lachlan Norris (cross country men’s elite and endurance men’s open), Adrian Lauridsen (cross country men’s junior) and Emir Shafiq Zainal (endurance junior).

For LIMBC 2011, entry fee for international participants is US$400, which includes race registration fee for stage and jamboree, accommodation, full board meals and return transfer to the airport.

Race entry fee for local riders is RM150 with free accommodation provided to the first 400 confirmed local participants to register. Riders wishing to participate only in the jamboree may do so with an entry fee of RM60.

Participants will be divided into four categories – Elite men between the ages 19 and 39, Elite women 19 and above, Master men 40-50 and Senior Master men 51 and above.

Since LIMBC is listed as an official UCI event, every participant of the stage race is required to have a race license. Foreign riders are to apply for a race license from their respective national federations. For those who do not have a license, a temporary license valid throughout the event will be issued at an additional cost of RM15 for local participants.

Registration is accepted either via online registration at www.mtbmalaysia.com or by sending the completed downloaded registration forms and bank-in reference number of the registration fee to fax number 603-9222 1786 or via email info@mtbmalaysia.com. Participants and members of the media are also invited to look out for upcoming updates over facebook.com/mtbmalaysia or twitter.com/mtbmalaysia.

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Salam Bro.

Dalam perkembangan sukan tanahair yang kian bertambah rancak kini, saya hendak mengajukan satu fenomena yang makin menular dalam usaha mempromosi sukan di negara kita.
Hang nak tonton acara lumba basikal atau pertandingan tenis, golf hanya boleh melalui siaran Astro, Ramai kawan hang tak langgan Astro tapi kiranya RTM siarkan ulangan atau delay telecast ok jugalah. Seperti sukan badminton, RTM siarkan secara langsung kiranya ada jaguh kita masuk Final. Malangnya, makin hari makin susah kita nak dapat menonton acara-acara skuasy, acara berbasikal atau golf melalui saluran percuma, Bilangan yang mampu bayar yuran Astro berapa? Berapa ramai yang ada Astro berbanding dengan yang boleh menerima siaran percuma? Kira hendak mempromosi sukan sekurang-kurangnya bagilah peluang golongan yang kurang berada menonton acara-acara menarik tersebut. Kiranya nak menyaksikan live mungkin kerajaan tidak mampu menandingi Astro dari segi kekuatan kewangan tapi rakyat dapat juga menyaksikan aksi-aksi yang menarik dalam acara-acara tersebut. Dengan izin. Yes, I admit the sponsorship rights are expensive, but where one draws a line here Bro. You want to watch premier cup, not local event, fair enough, but those days we were fortunate to watch delayed telecast of those events..Nevermind that, even our local events sometimes we have to be Astro subsciber to watch them. ..In breaks my heart..Bro. Something we have to ponder.. richman poorman, non paying customers outstrip the paying counterpart, a balance must be found. Salam Bro.

kaki sukan said...

Kalu ikutkan ASTRO ni, Hatta untuk mereka yang mampu bayar sekurang-kurang RM50 keatas boleh lah langan. Hah!! mana nak tengok aksi cemerlang kalau tak mau duit melayang..templak ASTRO. Rakyat jelata nak lebih baik kena bayarlah..Harga makan minum naik..harga minyak masak naik..harga tambang naik..pendek cerita semua naik. hendak mara kehadapan bersiap sedialah buat bayaran tapi kos kehidupan bertambah..Harapan kami pada RTM sajalah. Cuba buat pengiraan bilangan pelanggan ASTRO berbanding dengan bilangan pelanggan RTM. "Strength in numbers" Mika, kenalah kita pikir luar daripada tempurung ..opps kotak, bagaimana menangani masalah hak penyiar rasmi dan yang berbayar dengan siaran percuma kepada RTM. Sukan di Malaysia makin berkembang, maka kira dalam takuk lama cara berkerja tak boleh jadilah. Perlukan inspirasi- teliti pendekatan berfikir luar kotak Mohd Yunus Grameen dengan pinjaman mikro beliau..satu pendekatan inovatif bagi menatasi masalah komersial golongan miskin. RTM perlu lebih proaktif dan ASTRO perlu faham sikit, ini bukan soal untung untung untung saja..mesti ada sikit social obligation.. sorry brother Rizal panjang sangat WSalam

Anonymous said...

blaku adil le wahai media dan FAM....kene kan hukuman pd pemain kedah dan pyokong kedah serta KFA yg nyata memalitkan lumpur pd semangat 1malaysia..kalau pyokong klantan dan KAFA ade je citer pasal keburukan..tp surat khabar ari ni xde pun yg kecam perbuatan pemain dan pyokong kedah...buke le mata sket wahai media dan FAM....