SINGAPORE - Participants of OCBC Cycle Singapore will once again be treated to spectacular routes and a thrilling race experience, as event owner and organiser Spectrum Worldwide today released the route maps for The Community Ride (27km), The Foldies Community Ride (27km), The Challenge (40km) and The Super Challenge (59km) for the sixth edition of the event, which will take place March 28-30.
The four mass-ride categories on March 30 are expected to attract more than 10,000 cyclists. The race will start at the F1 Pit Building, and take participants on a unique ride along the city's closed public roads, many of which are not typically accessible to cyclists.
Along the way, they will pass by some of Singapore's most iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay East and East Coast Park. Cyclists can also look forward to enjoying the panoramic views while cycling on Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
"Since its very first edition in 2009, OCBC Cycle Singapore has provided cyclists with a very unique opportunity - to ride safely and freely on closed public roads," said Chris Robb, Managing Director, Spectrum Worldwide.
"We work very closely with key stakeholders such as the Land Transport Authority, the Traffic Police and the Singapore Sports Council to ensure the road closures are managed efficiently, and we are very appreciative of their support," he added.
The Masters', Women's Open and Men's Open Criterium categories will start on the evening of March 28., On the following day, the various kids' rides and The Ultimate Foldies Challenge will take place. The action then starts bright and early on March 30 with The Super Challenge (59km) flagging off at 5.15am.
In addition, The Business Times Charity Challenge (40km) will take place on the final day of the event and is open for either individuals or teams of four to enter. Participants of this challenge will help raise funds for two of the event's official charities: Dover Park Hospice and SingHealth Transplant TRUEfund.
Registration for OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014 ends at midnight on March 19. All ride categories are open and cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities, except for The Super Challenge (59km), which has already reached maximum capacity.
For full event details, go to www.ocbc.cyclesingapore.com.sg.