SABAK BERNAM – The hot weather today was no obstacle for Khairil Aslan Ab Rasid to finish his planned 80km ride from Kuala Selangor to Masjid Jamek Sultan Hishamuddin, here today.
Khairil Aslan, 42, is currently on a 2,700km solo cycling expedition around Peninsular Malaysia and Sabak Bernam was the second stop of his tour after flagging off from Masjid Bandar Seri Putra, Bangi, yesterday.
He arrived at the first stop – Masjid Jamek Kuala Selangor – at about 7pm yesterday and today Khairil Aslan began his journey from Kuala Selangor at 9.30am and arrived at the mosque here at about 5.30pm.
“The weather today was quite hot … three times I had to stop to rest. Once in Tanjong Karang, Pasir Panjang and then Sungai Besar. Coupled with the strong wind, the ride today was more challenging than yesterday,” he told Bernama when met here.
According to Khairil Aslan, he will begin riding at 8:30am tomorrow and head to Masjid Jamek Manjung, Perak, which is about 100 kilometres away.
“After arriving in Manjung, I will spend the night there, and then head to Pulau Pangkor, Perak, and spend the night at the Floating Mosque,” he said.
Khairil Aslan, who hails from Batu Kurau, Perak, scaled three Himalayan peaks – Maru, Lobuche and Island – within 32 days in 2015, setting a record for being among Asian solo climbers who have climbed the three peaks in the winter season.
The current expedition themed ‘From My Mosque I Tour’ is scheduled to end on May 12, and is part of his training for another solo expedition to cycle and climb in Peninsular Malaysia for 67 days starting June. – BERNAMA