Cycle Asia Singapore 2015 to feature enhancements, registration opens Jan 15

Next year's edition of Cycle Asia Singapore, the first edition of the cycling event following a rebranding, will feature several enhancements, several aimed at improving safety aspects of the popular cycling event. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Next year's edition of Cycle Asia Singapore, the first edition of the cycling event following a rebranding, will feature several enhancements, several aimed at improving safety aspects of the popular cycling event. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Next year's edition of Cycle Asia Singapore, the first edition of the cycling event following a rebranding, will feature several enhancements, several aimed at improving safety aspects of the popular cycling event.

Taking place on April 10-12, registration for the event will open on January 15. Participants can choose from a range of ride categories: The Super Challenge, The Challenge, The Community Ride, The Junior Challenge, The Kids Ride and The Tricycle Ride. All categories will start and end at the F1 Pit Building.

The number of participants will be capped at 9,000, about 1,400 fewer than the total number that took part in the three popular ride categories this year.

Cyclists who wish to take part in the Super Challenge will have to go through compulsory qualification, while their flag-off time will also be brought forward to allow for longer interval between waves.

Experienced cyclists will be deployed to guide and assist each wave, while more medical personnel will also be assigned to recognised 'hotspots' along the route.

On top of that, there will also be safety briefings at the start line, enhanced signages and lane dividers at the event. Women cyclists may also opt for to be flagged off in women-only waves.

Said Chris Robb, chief executive officer of event owner and organiser Spectrum Worldwide: "We have listened to the participants' feedback followign some of the challenges last year and have been working with the authorities and our partners to ensure that the ride experience at Cycle Asia Singapore 2015 will be the best one yet."

For more information, visit www.cycleasia.com