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.