THE Bike on Friday (BoF) programme which started four years ago to encourage Penangites to cycle to work has received overwhelming response to date.
Supported by the Penang government, the programme was aimed at promoting green activities and the ‘cycle-to-work’ culture. It has attracted scores of people so far.
Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said that the BoF group was going strong as many had come forward to join in the cycling session every Friday, riding from its meeting point in Queensbay Mall to Gama Supermarket and Departmental Store in town.
He said the cyclists would then be going to their respective working places in town.
Yew said there were also many who cycled from town to Queensbay Mall.
“We are extremely delighted with the progress and hope that more people will join the BoF group,” he said in his speech after completing the ride at Gama Supermarket and Departmental Store today.
The cyclists shouted ‘232 rides in four years’ as the group marked its number of rides since the BoF’s inception back then.
Also present were Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon and Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim.
Mohd Rashid, who is also the Batu Pahat MP, hoped that the group would continue with its cycling event every week.
He also sponsored cycling jerseys for the BoF cyclists.
Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Law Suun Ting