Girls just wanna have fun! One beautiful Sunday morning, Grace Goay joined the first all-women ride cycling through idyllic countryside around Penang island.
“Usually I ride with only guys and all-women rides only happen in Kuala Lumpur, so I was excited to ride with Ultra Cycling Malaysia and the ladies in Penang,” said 38-year-old Grace.
Born and bred in Penang, the local girl cycled around Penang island, visited the second bridge down south and visited the container mural artwork at Balik Pulau totalling 100km. The group consisted of 27 lady cyclists, 3 photographers, 4 marshalls and sweepers with 2 support cars in tow.
“I loved the ride with all the strong and friendly ladies, looking absolutely fantastic in their cycling outfits. Absolutely, I would join another all-women ride, it was so fun,” said Grace.
An artist, a graphic designer and also a gym instructor is the trifecta of Grace’s multi-talented facets of her working life. She does not stop there as she is also passionate about triathlon, having finished the IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi in 2018.
In the next 12 months, she is looking forward to ultra trail running races.
“Actually, when the government allow races to happen again, I would join any of the event, no matter it being cycling, running or triathlon. I miss racing a lot!”