Last year, the newly launched Kedah Century Ride (KCR) gave cyclists a new and memorable experience as I described in My Article in The Star newspaper. 

This year’s KCR was originally planned to include a 30km leg inside Thailand, but the sudden demise of King Bhumipol recently had laid to rest those plans out of respect for the people of Thailand.

Fortunately, the show will go on, and I believe that KCR 2016 will offer a memorable ride through the spectacular Kedah landscapes of paddy fields, mountains, forest, traditional malay villages, and not forgetting, Bandar Alor Setar.

Whether you are cycling competitively or just for personal satisfaction, I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable last century ride of 2016…


Date | Time : 18 NOV. 2016 | 10AM-10PM

Venue : LG, AMAN CENTRAL ALOR SETAR (located besides the escalator at Sam Groceria)

⏰Late Collection: For those who want to collect after 10PM, there will a counter open at Star City Hotel lobby.


Race Start/finish will be Menara Alor Setar.

Flag-Off at 7:00AM.

Water Stations located approximately at 50km, 80km, 110km & 140km marks.

There will be a steep hill called Bukit Lenguh at Bukit Wang Area.

Prize-Giving 1PM-2PM.

Bring along your fully charged phones.

Respect Other Cyclists & Road Rules.

Follow Organiser’s Guidelines.


Rest Well on race eve.


There are so many good eats in Alor Setar that it would be a crime if visitors do not hunt down some of the local favourite dishes & eateries such as Mee Rebus Utara, Roti Dhol, Nasi Kandar Yasmeen, Nasi Lemak Royale, Koay Teow Iman, Nasi Lemak Lemak Haji Ali, Restoran Sri Pumpong, Kopitiam at Ukir Mall, and much more unbelievable local delights.


6 Tempat Makan Popular Di Alor Setar




EXCERPTS from my Previous Preview :-

“…Kedah Century offers an unforgettable ride through striking green rice fields, water canal crossings and the local cross-winds of the flat plains will test the cyclist’s riding strength and determination. Indeed, there are many interesting cultural traditions in Kedah such as rice-growing and kite-flying which forms part of the rich tapestry of our beautiful countryside – there’s no other ride like it!..” 


About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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