2 arrested for suspected involvement in illegal street cycling race

2 arrested for suspected involvement in illegal street cycling race

SINGAPORE - Two men have been for their suspected involvement in promoting and organising illegal racing activities along Tanglin Halt Road on Nov 29.

The vehicles used in the race will also be forfeited, the police said in a statement today. Investigations are ongoing to establish the identities of other participants of the event.

If convicted, the two suspects who have been arrested face a jail term of up to six months and a fine of between $1,000 and $2,000.

In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, the suspects, 28 and 39, face a jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of between $2,000 and $3,000.

The Straits Times reported on Dec 7 that 32 cyclists took part in an illegal street race named HolyCrit that was held along Tanglin Halt Road at around 11.15pm on Nov 29.

The participants raced at speeds above 45kmh on single-speed bikes without brakes, the report said.

A police spokesperson was quoted as saying that the two Traffic Police officers who arrived about half an hour into the event did not find signs of a race.

"The cyclists were still milling around and taking photos at the location, but dispersed after being told to do so by the police," The Straits Times said.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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