The second annual OCBC Cycle Singapore will take place on Saturday, 6 March and Sunday, 7 March 2010. The event is scheduled over two days in anticipation of an even better response; 6 March 2010 will be devoted to the children’s rides while adult riders will have their day on 7 March 2010.
The inaugural event, which was held in February this year, saw more than 5,300 riders of every level take to the roads which were specially closed for the occasion. In 2010, OCBC Cycle Singapore will kick off on Saturday afternoon with the Mighty Savers™ Kids Ride and the new Tricycle Ride for two to five year olds.
In line with OCBC Bank’s family banking services, a new category has been added to OCBC Cycle Singapore. The Tricycle Ride which spans a distance of 100 meters and gives younger children from two (2) to five (5) years old a chance to participate, truly making OCBC Cycle Singapore an event for the entire family.
The other distance categories remain unchanged. The Mighty Savers™ Kids Ride – 5km is open to children from six (6) to 12 years old while beginner and intermediate cyclists (ten years and older) can sign up for The Community Ride – 20km. The Challenge – 40km is open to more experienced riders aged 16 years and above and The Super Challenge – 50km is for serious amateur riders who will be subject to qualification.
The new 10km circuit of The Super Challenge takes in key city landmarks including Esplanade Drive, Shenton Way, St Andrews Road, Connaught Drive, Sheares Bridge and East Coast Park.
The Criteriums are competitive and more intense races with a limited number of places available for serious and professional cyclists to compete in. There will be three categories, namely the Men’s Open, Ladies’ Open & Masters’ and Professional. The Professional category is reserved for cycling professionals and is by invitation only. More details on the participating professional cyclists will be announced in the coming months.