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.