OCBC Cycle to return to full scale on its 15th anniversary

Singapore's premier mass cycling event to have two new categories as over 7,000 cycling enthusiasts expected to take part

The OCBC Cycle mass cycling event will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2023. (PHOTO: OCBC)
The OCBC Cycle mass cycling event will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2023. (PHOTO: OCBC)

SINGAPORE — Singapore's biggest mass cycling event - the OCBC Cycle - will return to its full scale on 6 and 7 May for the first time since 2019.

More than 7,000 cyclists are expected to participate in-person, with two new ride categories being launched on Tuesday (7 February) ahead of the event's 15th anniversary.

Cycling enthusiasts will be able to compete against one another on stationary bikes in the inaugural Indoor Ride by Shimano, which will take place at the Singapore Sports Hub's Shimano Cycling World.

Those looking to challenge themselves on their own time and pace can also take part in the event’s longest-ever ride distance - the new 500km Virtual Ride.

Participants can also look forward to the return of The Straits Times 20km City Ride and The Sportive 40km Ride, where they can cycle on closed roads against the backdrop of Singapore's iconic cityscape.

Families can enjoy The Mighty Savers Kids and Family Rides on 6 May, when young cyclists between 2 and 12 years old can experience the joys of cycling with their family members. Meanwhile, more than 20 teams are expected to compete in the annual OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships on the same day.

Where to sign up for the event

Registrations opened on Tuesday at orchardgateway, and OCBC Bank's group chief executive officer Helen Wong said, "Over the past 15 years, OCBC Cycle has given cyclists and the community a fun and healthy platform to bond. It has also grown to become an integral part of the ecosystem for the development of the sport in Singapore.

"Cycling has seen unprecedented growth during the pandemic years. Cycling on closed vehicular roads on a big scale is, however, something only OCBC Cycle can offer."

Those interested in the event can also register online at Register by 7 March, and stand the chance to win attractive prizes, including a Brompton bicycle worth $4,555.

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