The racing landscape is still relatively sparse in Singapore so a few members in ANZA, took it upon themselves to start a little friendly challenge.
The 3rd edition of the CycoSports Tour de Phuket was run over the weekend of May 09 – 11.
The race consisted of roughly 243 kilometres of racing over 3 stages. With less than 1,000 m of vertical gain on both stages 2 and 3; the race was one for the Puncheurs.
Cycling in Singapore during 2015 left many wanting, with no National Time Trial or Road Race held. 2016 saw the return of the National Time Trial, Road Race and a Criterium. An increase in races from nearly 0, to a handful. 2017 saw another couple of races added to the calendar and the inclusion of the Jungle Cross series, albeit not a road series, but racing nonetheless.
The 7th edition of Masters Tour of Chiang Mai ran between 21st and 24th of October. What a great 4 days of racing it was. The 2nd year I have raced and arguably in a harder field than the previous year. Strong representation from Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand teams saw most fields packed with talent. The yellow jersey swapped shoulders each day and it was, in the end, a climbers race.
Cycling is an inclusive activity and an active community makes it a fun community to be apart of. For the community to grow and prosper we need to support it and its local events.
In Singapore there is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of cycling. The SCF has a renewed energy and the community is starting to buzz, however there is still a gap when compared to other nations in terms of consistent racing; weekly and monthly events.
Congratulations! You’ve signed-up for your first race. Now what? Here’s a pre-race guide for the uninitiated. How to go from “I’m going to enter a bike race” to “I’ve finished my first bike race” without freaking out. What do you […]
Racing can be daunting but it need not be. Lets change that mindset from the “I can’t race” to the “I could race and want to try”, ladies this includes you.