The Melaka Century Ride or MCR was organized by Myskillmedia Sdn Bhd and this year was their 3rd year organizing this event. The 1st 2 events were quite successful and routes were quite challenging. This was my 1st time to register for a century ride. I was quite hesitated to enroll as I was quite lazy to train or busy with my schedule but I did enroll due to their reputed event.
The event was supposed to hold on Oct 30th which was just few days ago. But unfortunately, the event was cancelled 5 days prior to the start date. Moreover, there was no refunds given to the participants. This caused an uproar among all the cyclists. There were few police reports being logged to the organizer and I am sure there is nothing the police can do about it. There were fine prints in the enrollment form clearly stated no refunds shall be given back to participants if event is cancelled. The reason they gave was the event cost was not sufficient to cover all expenses. With about 3000 people registered and each person paid RM130 that was RM390,000. Well, with RM390,000 and sponsors still not able to cover the cost? How much profits do they want?
Though the event was cancelled but they will still ship the jersey and medal to us. What is the point of having the jersey and medal when we did not even ride the route?
The Myskillmedia is also the organizer for Selangor Plus Century Ride which is on November 27. A lot of my friends were registered for this but fortunately the event money collected by CyclingEvents has yet to distribute back to the organizer. CyclingEvents was deeply regretted with their actions and they are willing to refund to those who had registered for Selangor Plus Century Ride. They will bare all the financial and handling charges also.
I am sure this event organizer was to gain people trust for first 2 events and by 3rd one, they will just take the money and make a quick buck out of it. This posted me a question on whether I should join any event in future. For sure I won’t be joining anything that is related to Myskillmedia or Azmar Hamid.