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Grow Your Jersey Collection One Ride at a Time – 2017

This is my fifh annual gallery of jerseys and T-shirts that were given out by event organisers.

You can look at previous year’s galleries here:





The first event jersey for 2017 was from the CIMB Cycle @ Seri Menanti ride.  Remembered most for the evil 1km / 0.6mi, 9% average gradient climb within sight of the finish.


April saw the 10th running of one of my favourite events, the Janamanjung Fellowship Ride.  Always well-organized, and always fun.  This event give out T shirts of registered participants.


The next month brought the NST C-Cycle Challenge.  We got rained on, hard, during that ride.

I gave away the event jersey, so have this mock up rather than a photograph.


Another event that is a regular fixture on my calendar is the Campaign for a Lane ride in Penang.  The R@SKLs turn CFAL into a weekend adventure.


I didn’t ride in many organized events this year.  Quality over quantity.  The Satun International Century Ride certainly had quality.  Despite the low turnout, the organisers looked after the participants very well.

This event has given both jerseys and T shirts to riders in the past.  This year we got T shirts only.  I suspect the low number of participants necessitated a budget cut.


As in previous years, I offered these jerseys and T shirts to any of my friends who want them.  A new rider snapped them up.  Perfect!

Grow Your Jersey Collection One Ride at a Time – 2016

This is my fourth annual gallery of jerseys and T-shirts that were given out by event organisers.

You can look at previous year’s galleries here:




The first event jersey for 2016 was collected in April at the BP MS150.  This is normally a  two-day 150mi / 241km charity ride from Houston to Austin.  In 2016 inclement weather forced the organisers to reduce the ride to one day.  I was a part of the team representing Hess Corporation, a company I worked for from 2006 to 2010.

I don’t have the 2016 Hess jersey.  I must have left it in Houston.  Here are my friends and I, in what is one of the better Hess jersey designs that we have worn over the years.


The RHB Shimano Highway Ride LEKAS was at the end of April.  The unique thing about that event was that it was held at night, on a closed highway, under LED street lights.


Next was the Perak Century Ride in May.  I didn’t know the significance of the bull that featured prominently on the event jersey was.  Reader Hanafiah Aris pointed out that it is not a bull, but a seladang, or gaur in English.  Hanafiah also reminded me that the Perak  state soccer team is nicknamed the Seladang.


I have a jersey from the Klang Premiere Century Ride that was held in July.  I didn’t ride in that event though.  I opted to do the two-day BCG Tour from Klang to Port Dickson and back, which happened on the same weekend, instead.


The next event jersey that I “earned” was from the Campaign For A Lane ride in Penang, at the end of August.  For the first time the organisers required participants to wear the event jersey during the ride.  If not riders would not get support at the water stops and at the finish.


Participants got a finisher’s T-shirt as well.


The Putrajaya Century Ride was held on the first weekend in September.  This was one of the more elegant jersey designs of the year.


The last organised ride with swag was the Satun International Century at the end of November.  It was a rather subdued affair because Thailand was in mourning following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyej.


There was a T-shirt for that event too.  The design was very much like the event jersey.


As I have done in previous years, I will offer these jerseys to anyone who wants one.  Better that they are worn regularly by others, rather than sitting at the back of my closet.

I wonder what event jerseys 2017 will bring.

Grow Your Jersey Collection One Ride at a Time – 2013

I found that the registration fee for an organized ride in the United States, the Netherlands and Belgium does not include an event jersey.  Most events had jerseys that you had to buy separately.

The registration fee for organised rides in Malaysia generally does include an event jersey.  My cycling kit storage box is starting to overflow with jerseys.  Some nicer than others, as you will see.

My first Malaysian event jersey was courtesy of the Bike X ride.  That ride was in November 2012.  I had been home for a month and a half.  I was struggling to get used to the heat and humidity.  A short-sleeved jersey seemed like a good idea.  A clean design with not a sponsor logo to be seen.

Bike X

The next jersey came for the Broga Reverse 116 ride, in December 2012.  I must not have enjoyed that ride at all.  I didn’t blog about it.  The jersey has lots of color though.

Broga 116

The first jersey of 2013 came from the OCBC Cycle Malaysia ride in January.  No fancy graphics for this bank, but lots of sponsor logos.


Team 165 rode the Kuantan Century in June.  I like this color combination.

Kuantan Century

There were an unlucky few who did not get a jersey at the Iskandar Johor ride in July.  This ride was notable for its poor organization.  Everything about the ride was a bit messy.  Like the jersey.

Iskandar Johor

In September we did the Terengganu Century.  I like this jersey.  The turtle logo for the “Visit Terengganu 2013” campaign is clever.  I also like the graphic of the cyclist.

Terengganu Century

We were supposed to do the Merdeka – 2nd Penang Bridge ride in September.  That ride was postponed to November, and then postponed again to a date to be announced.  I got the jersey anyway.  Is it just me or do the rides with the poorest organization also have the most “graphics gone wild” jerseys?

Penang Bridge

November saw our trip to Thailand for the Samila Century.  Not of course a Malaysian ride, but it came with a jersey just the same.

Samila Century

The next addition was from the Shimano Highway Challenge.  “E21” is the designation for the LEKAS Highway, where the event was run.

Shimano Highway Challenge

The last jersey for the year came from the Cycle for Life ride in December.  It is quite a smart design.

Ride For Life 2013

Eleven new jerseys for the year!