Cycling in Malaysia on a foldable bike
Have you ever tried riding a foldable bike for about 80 km? Foldable bikes are ideal for urban commuting but for cross city rides? Well, I put it to the test recently.
My idea was to take my bike to Taiping and from there ride to Penang and do a Tour de Penang.
The idea for a Tour de Penang came from a newspaper article I read about Penang residents riding round the island on all manner of bicycles. It was a headline-grabbing event.
I’d been training regularly with 40 to 50 km rides. This would be my longest one day ride.
Riding at an average of 15 kph I estimated it would take me about 7 hours with rest stops to complete the 75 km ride to Penang from Taiping.
Well, despite my friends’ warning about reckless Malaysian drivers, I arrived in Penang in one piece.