Friday, January 25, 2013

Ronda Riadah Community: Tour de Johor 2013 "Crime Awareness"

Royal Polis of Malaysia (Polis DiRaja Malaysia) will organize Tour de Johor 2013 "Crime Awareness" start on 26-30 January 2013. This is the second edition after the inaugural edition on July last year. Objectives of this tour are to promoting cycling tourism in Johor and Johor is safe from any crime activities.

I was so excited to join the tour this time after being appointed as PDRM-Tourism Malaysia cycling team as a coach & sports science adviser. As a new appointed coach, it is the time for me to do some scouting from the riders who will follow the tour.

Futhermore, I was already completed touring around Peninsular Malaysia in 2001, cycling tour (4 days) from UTM Kuala Lumpur to UTM Skudai in 2010, and cycling tour (11 days) from UTM Skudai to Kuala Perlis, Perlis. But seems like something missed, I wouldn't completed yet cycling around Johor in one program. So I decided to challenge myself again this year.

I will ride my mountain bike that I was used since cycling tour from KL to Skudai despite the organizer suggest the riders must use roadbike.

As a bottom line, perhaps this tour will be more exciting and happening. As a new year come, I challenged myself to ride again in peloton (even though I'm not fit yet) and be a nomad for five days!

For Tour de Johor update, click here

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NSC Sports Science Instructor Training of Trainer Workshop

On 21-23 Jan 2013, I was attended a Training of Trainer Workshop which has been held at Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This workshop organized by National Sports Council. This workshop organized to update certain topics inside the NSC Sports Science syllabus (Level 1 to Level 3). 

The instructors formed by a group of academician, researchers and practitioner from nationwide and all ages. I received an appointment certificate as National Sports Science Instructor for all level of the sports science. I received this recognization with a humble heart which is my intention to deliver sports science knowledge to public.

As a bottom line, may this appointment will create more opportunities to me to contribute to national sport excellence in the future.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ronda Riadah Community: The Impression

As new year 2013 comes, I started to interested in riding with a Ronda Riadah IPD Johor Bahru Selatan Community in my hometown Johor Bahru. The ride usually organized by Ronda Riadah Community, being held in Johor Bahru district, purposely for an occasion by the government. 

Started on September 2012, I joined the programme organized in conjunction with JB Art Festivals in Johor Bahru. The programme attracted more than a 2000 riders around Johor. This is amazing figure! Back to year 2000, it was hard to find recreational riders in Johor and cycling activity during that time. Most of the riders at that time were my friends and always can be described by the community as an insane group of peoples who're riding under the sunshine or during pouring rain. In 12 year time, 2000 riders is like a finger tip, thanks to the social network websites such as Facebook & Twitter and the effort from PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police).

After September 2012 event, there a few events such as Environment Ride, New Year's Eve Ride, Tourism Johor Ride and Night Watch Community Ride. These events creating more attraction among newbies & recreational cyclist around Johor Bahru. During the event, I met many peoples for the first time in cycling community.

This end of Jan, Ronda Riadah Community once again will organize Tour de Johor, five stages ride around state of Johor to send a message about Crime Awareness and establish good relationship between police and community hence can decrease criminal statistic. 

As a bottom line, the programmes, activities & encouragement by most popular government agency, PDRM  has been strongly supported by various agencies, NGO's and of course the cycling community.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013