A fun weekend of community cycling event on the 29th and 30th March drew to a close for the 6th edition of OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014. It was great fun covering and photographing the cyclists in action from the young children to adult cyclists during the weekend. The Professional Criterium happened on Friday 28th March and here’s my coverage of the cycling action on Friday!
On Saturday, 29th March was a great time for the families with their young children, cycling and having fun at OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014. Before the children cycling events started, there was the Ultimate Foldies Challenge where more than 1000 cyclists took part. The Ultimate Foldies Challenge was unique and special because the cyclists had to dash from the start arch to a designated “Unfolding Zone”, where they unfolded their bikes, pushed them through a “Mounting Zone” and rode 2.6km route around the F1 Pit Building for 20 minutes for the heats and 30 minutes for the final. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and prizes were also awarded for the top three Best Dressed cyclists. The Best Dressed cyclists definitely give OCBC Cycle Singapore more colourful fun, excitement and character on top of it being a cycling sports event!
There were more than 900 participants that took part in the kids and family rides The Tricycle Ride, The Mighty Savers Kids Ride and The Junior Challenge. The Tricycle Ride was a very interesting cycling event for the young kids, who were enjoying themselves during the 100m and 150m dash, with their enthusiastic parents at the side of the track accompanying, taking photographs and cheering their children on. It was a beautiful sight to see parents participating with their children and letting their kids to have fun in cycling! For the Mighty Savers Kids Ride and Junior Challenge, the older children were pretty competitive and fast in cycling, they definitely will not lose out to the adult cyclists! There were scenes of support and cheering from the sidelines by the parents for their children riding the Mighty Savers Kids Ride and Junior Challenge, it was great!
On Sunday 30th March, it was a pretty big turnout of 10,000 cyclists, starting in the early morning, uniting to take part in the mass ride categories – The Super Challenge (59km), The Challenge (40km), The Business Times Charity Challenge (40km), The Foldies Community Ride (27km) and The Community Ride (27km). The cycling event was not just confined to the tracks, with fun activities at the carnival village. Check out my OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014 photographs here on Flickr!
During OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014, there was a very unfortunate event whereby a cyclist passed away from his injuries sustained in an accident. This was very sad news and here is the link for the news report on Channel News Asia.