OCBC Cycle 2015: The Straits Times readers to get early registration from March 4

Cyclists at the OCBC Cycle event in 2014. This year, a total of 400 subscribers of The Straits Times All-in-One package will enjoy priority registration for The Straits Times Ride (about 23km) from March 4. -- PHOTO: OCBC BANK 
Cyclists at the OCBC Cycle event in 2014. This year, a total of 400 subscribers of The Straits Times All-in-One package will enjoy priority registration for The Straits Times Ride (about 23km) from March 4. -- PHOTO: OCBC BANK 

Registration for Aug 29 and 30's OCBC Cycle 2015 will open on March 9 for the general public. They can also register online from March 10.

A total of 400 subscribers of The Straits Times All-in-One package will enjoy priority registration for The Straits Times Ride (about 23km) from March 4. OCBC Bank card members will enjoy a 10 per cent discount off registration fees and will also be able to register early from March 3-6.

The cycling event will begin with the Mighty Savers Kids Ride on Aug 29, before the mass participation rides take place on Aug 30. On top of The Straits Times Ride, there will also be a 42km-Sportive Ride for those seeking a longer ride.

Riders who sign up at the OCBC Centre on opening day stand a chance to receive discounts off registration fees and prizes such as shopping vouchers, They may also get to win watches worth between $70 and $5,000 from Cortina Watch.

Great Eastern, the insurance subsidiary of OCBC, will also provide free personal accident insurance coverage of up to $5,000 for each participant with an option for participants to top up coverage.

Pre-event activities and workshops such as photography trips, cafe bike crawl and injury management talks have been lined up by OCBC Cycle's corporate partners - or Friends of OCBC Cycle 2015.

Said OCBC's group chief executive officer Samuel Tsien: "As cycling continues to grow in our local community, we aim to foster an environment in which cyclists can enjoy the sport in a fun and safe manner.

"The line-up of activities put together by our Friends aims to engage OCBC Cycle participants long before that one weekend in August arrives. Cycling is no longer a way of keeping fit; it is an alternative lifestyle choice for all ages."

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