The OCBC Cycle 2017, Singapore’s largest cycling festival, attracted over 6,500 who enjoyed a range of two-wheeled activities over two action-packed days at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Into its third year, the OCBC Cycle offered a mix of both competitive races and non-competitive mass rides, which proved to be a major draw for both professional riders and cycling enthusiasts from Singapore and around the region.
Superheroes-themed ride a hit with the masses
The mass participation categories held early on Sunday morning saw over 2,600 riders suit up in their best costumes to take part in the sold-out superhero-themed Straits Times Ride. Spanning a distance of 23 kilometres, some cyclists came as their favourite superheroes such as Spiderman, Superman and Batman, as they cycled along the picturesque route that took in the sights of Singapore’s Marina Bay Area, Central Business District and East Coast Park.
Project Training Wheels
With its aim to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among Singaporeans through cycling, OCBC Cycle also conducts its annual Project Training Wheels Programme, where its participants were coached to gain a level of cycling proficiency that enables them to take part in one of the mass cycling categories.
Giving back to the community
As part of the The Business Times Cycle of Hope Corporate Bike Ride, the event’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, close to 1400 participants from 44 companies took part in either The Straits Times Ride or The Sportive Ride to raise funds for this year’s beneficiaries, with over half of their registration fees being donated. The beneficiaries for this year’s The Business Times Cycle of Hope Corporate Bike ride are, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, the TODAY Enable Fund, SportCares and the NUHS Fund Limited.
Philippines shocks Malaysia in OCBC Cycle Speedway SEA Champions
In Saturday’s exciting cycling action, 170 elite riders took part in the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships.
The Philippines pulled off the upset of the competition, as they beat two-time defending champions Malaysia in the Southeast Asian category with a powerful sprint to the finish.
Later on in the day, the OCBC Mighty Savers® Kids and Family Rides took place with close to 300 children aged 2-12 years old riding along the OCBC Speedway route with their parents in tow for a fun filled family bonding session
More details on OCBC Cycle 2017 can be found on www.ocbccycle.com .