Nearly 3,068 cyclists braved the heavy rain yesterday for a good cause. They want a bicycle lane exclusively for cyclists in Penang.
The event, Campaign For a Lane (CFAL) 2011 has registered 3,068 participants from all over the country.
Cyclist Derrick Teh said that “the public needs to share the road with cyclist like us.” Cycling is a good form of exercise, socializing, networking and eventually helps the environment said the cycling enthusiast.
“We appreciate the state government’s effort to encourage the use of bicycle lanes but they should try to provide special lane for cyclist.
“The government should also try to reduce the taxes on bicycles as the bicycles used are of high quality. It cost a lot therefore discouraging masses from buying and using this mode of transport,” said Teh.
Another cycling enthusiast, Sam Tan said that the support received for the event is overwhelming as over 3000 cyclist showed up.
Citizen journalist, Jimmy Leow, spoke to a few of the cyclists about the event.
Video by Jimmy Leow