Make night cycling race a regular, festive event

While the authorities are evaluating the fate of future Formula One (F1) races in Singapore, perhaps we could consider making night cycling races a festive event ("Night race HolyCrit makes comeback"; Nov 28).

F1 has its merits and downsides, but for the general public, it is just another event with high-end fanfare, high-decibel noise and inconvenience at the venue.

Singapore has been promoting cycling as part of healthy living and part of the nation's car-lite endeavour.

Hence, promoting cycling with an annual night cycling race, coupled with fringe events such as workshops and exhibitions on cycling safety, could reap many benefits.

Ivan Ho Seng Cheng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2016, with the headline 'Make night cycling race a regular, festive event'. Print Edition | Subscribe