Event: Melaka International Century Ride 2016 – Update

Another blow from the Melaka Century Ride organizer. 1st, the event was cancelled then they told us to collect the jersey during the collection day. Within days time, they changed their mind again and said it will deliver to us if we provide them the mailing address. Again within weeks time, they told us to pay additional RM10 to deliver it to us. This is clearly telling me they are out there to rob us clean. I will vow not to take part in any event under Azmar AB Hamid or Myskillmedia. See the message below from XIRCOLO.

STATEMENT FROM XIRCOLO

Greetings to all riders,

We, XIRCOLO as the event supplier is concerned about what has happened due to the cancellation of the MICR event. Together with the participants, XIRCOLO similarly has incurred a lot of losses in terms of money, manpower, time and other preparations for this event.

After further discussion with MICR Management, few events organisers, cycling experts, event suppliers and some riders, include from Singapore together with XIRCOLO Management, we have agreed to give away the jerseys and medals to the participants with the postage and processing fees.

Please be informed that jerseys and medals distribution is not the work of XIRCOLO the supplier, but base on our sporting spirit, we reluctantly will do so.

Please provide :
1) Name of participant and MICR registration no :
2) Delivery address to :
3) Postage of Rm15/per participant to :
Nurhidayat Ahmad Jalil
Maybank account no : 151605096149
4) Bank payment receipt as proof for the above STRICTLY via
WHATSAPP to hp no : +60137042554
5) a) Only Singapore participants , please contact via WHATSAPP
to hp no : +601126739290 (Eddie)
b) Processing fees S$10/per participant

XIRCOLO will not entertain any queries or claims concerning jerseys and medals pertaining to MICR event after 7 days from the date of this announcement. Parcels processing period will probably take about 14 – 30 days.

Thank you,
XIRCOLO Management
11th November 2016

 

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Event: Melaka International Century Ride 2016

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?

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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?

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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.

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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.