A Record Number Of Cyclists In Janamanjung Fellowship Ride 2014
Over 1,300 cyclists thronged their way through Ayer Tawar, Parit, Manong and Beruas recently for Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Janamanjung Fellowship Ride 2014 (JMFR’14), Perak’s largest non-competitive cycling event to date.
The ride was given a ceremonious flag off by Perak’s Health, Tourism and Culture Committee Chairperson, Y.B. Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamad Radzi at the compound of Stesen Janakuasa Sultan Azlan Shah, Manjung (SJSAS).
Also present at the starting line were Pasir Panjang Assemblyman, Y.B. Dato’ Rashidi Ibrahim and TNB Janamanjung Sdn. Bhd (TNBJ) Managing Director, Haji Shamsul Ahmad.
Cyclists from the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines joined Malaysian riders in the 120 km ride which also ended at the power station—TNB’s largest coal-fired power plants.
They made three stops along the route, where TNB donated RM3,000 to three (3) primary schools in Pantai Remis, RM2,000 to Sekolah Menengah Changkat Beruas, and RM5,000 to Masjid Kampung Bakar Bata, Beruas.
Dato’ Nolee commended TNB for its Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts and in supporting the state government by organising JMFR as one of the event for Visit Perak Year 2014.
JMFR has been riding high in popularity since it was introduced as an annual CR program of the power plant seven years ago. This year’s turn out, at 1,321 cyclists, was the highest recorded so far.
Apart from forging closer rapport with the local community and promote Perak, JMFR’14 conveyed the message that clean coal technology used by the power station’s existing three facilities are safe, disclosed Hj Shamsul.
“Our existing power plants, with 2,100 MW capacity are environment-friendly and meet all international standards,” he added.