Nongsa Challenge 2017

Availability:

27-08-2017

Mark the date! The Nongsa Challenge 2017 is back! The race route wiil be the same as 2016, leaving from Batam Centre and heading out to the Nongsa Circuit. Lunch will be at the Turi Beach Hotel along with Prize Giving.


This year we will be trialling age categories in Peloton 1 & 2. With quite a few of the best riders from the region missing this event due to the UCI Worlds, the playing field should be quite open for new contenders to come through and seek personal glory. For Peloton 3 we will have a catch all sport category that provides a competitive race for men and women across any age 17 yrs and up.


EARLY BIRD RATE - Sign up before the 27 July and get $25 off your entry.

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Event Details

27 August 2017

- Early Bird Rate until 27 July

- Optional Ferry

- Optional Hotel Offers

- More Race Categories

- Full Race Support

- Hotel Lunch

- Prize Giving

Details

Details

Details

Cycosports is back to Nongsa, a tried and tested race route that Cycosports launched in 2014. It's sure to challenge even the fittest and is a great precursor to upcoming races in the region. This Nongsa circuit is a 12km loop with each loop having 175m of climbing.

We are still looking at ferry options and hope to have this announced soon.

The race will be timed, laps counted electronically, there will be full mechanical support, water and electrolytes and Singapore medics on hand with medivac procedures in place for emergency medical cases.

The race fee including lunch is $175 (Early Bird is $150). The return ferry and bicycle transfer fee is $65.

 

Race Categories

With many of the top riders away for the 2017 UCI worlds, Cycosports will trial a hybrid categorisation that allows everyone to find a category that suits them and still get SCF National League points if they desire. 

Peloton 1 & 2 will employ age-based categories and collect SCF points. Men can select a lower age category if they wish (except Junior A), but will collect points based on the lower age category selected. Ladies wishing to collect SCF points can select the Women's Elite Open. 

 

Route

Batam Centre to Nongsa

Route Details

Peloton 1 & 2  - Strava Details Here

Pelotoon 3 - Strava Details Here 

 

The 2017 Nongsa Challenge will start from Batam Centre.

Once the pelotons are ready, each will be escorted through town under neautralised conditions.

Just after the junction of Jl Raja Ali Kelana and Jl Hang Tuah, the Cycosports team and the Police will inform each Peloton that racing has started "proper".

 

Caution Required

Please note that caution is required along the stretch heading north to Nongsa, especially the Jl Hang Jebat area. In all cases, riders should treat roads as open and maintain proper safety procedures including staying on the left side of the road.

 

Nongsa Circuit

Nongsa Circuit

 

Once you reach the Nongsa Circuit, you will turn left and proceed to complete each circuit in a "clockwise" direction.

 

Please always obey the road rules and be aware the circuit is still open to the public. The Police will marshall major intersections.

 

Once you have completed the required number of laps for your peloton, you will turn left into the Tama Nongsa Indah Village for the final 1km to the finish.

The Cycosports Team will highlight to the leading Peloton when they are on their last lap.

If you are not in the leading Peloton, it is your own responsibility to count your laps before turning left into the finishing KOM.

Peloton  1 & 2 : 7 Laps (103km)

Peloton 3 : 5 Laps (79km)

Schedule

Sunday 27th August 2017

Event Schedule

Singapore Time
  5.15am - Ferry and race check-in opens at Harbour Front Terminal
  6.45am - Ferry boarding
  7.15am - Ferry departure

Batam Time
  7.00am - Ferry arrival to Batam Centre terminal (riders escorted to the start area)
  8.00am - Peloton 1 start
  8.05am - Peloton 2 start
  8.10am - Peloton 3 start


 11.00am - Expected first finisher
 12.30pm - Race cut off

 12.00pm - Lunch commences

   1.30pm - Prize Giving

   2.15pm - Buses depart to Batam Centre ferry terminal

   3.30pm - Ferry departure to Singapore

Singapore Time

   6:00pm - Ferry arrives back at Habour Front

Accommodation

 

Turi Beach Resort

Turi Beach HotelSet amid 7.7 hectares of beautiful green landscaping in a tranquil tropical village, Turi Beach Resort features Modern - Minimalist accommodation in Tirta wing and Riau – Balinese in Riani wing.

All 140 rooms and suites are facing the sea being well spread over the beach front and the hillside.

Turi Beach Resort is an idyllic family retreat in the tropical Riau Islands amidst the unspoilt beauty and fine beaches. Why not bring the whole family over to enjoy the weekend and experience the hospitality of Turi Beach and get the chance to support you in your racing endeavours.

 

Please note that Hotel Stays are completely optional.

Special Promos Rates will be Launched Soon.

 

 

Transport

Departure Terminal - Harbour Front

Passport

 

Departure will be from Harbour Front Ferry Terminal at 7.15am Singapore time, arrival at Batam Centre around 7.00am - 7:15am (Indonesian Time)

 

Included in the price for your ferry ticket is all bike handling and land transfer from lunch to the ferry after the race for you and your bike.

Please ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity. Please note that almost all countries are now VISA FREE for Indonesia.

If you are not travelling back on the Cycosports Ferry, please use normal immigration when entering Batam (rather than the Cycosports Fast Track)

Food

Buffet Lunch at Turi Beach Hotel

Once you have freshened up, a buffet lunch awaits all participants.

The hotel will also have 2 for 1 pricing on beer for our event.

Prizes

Prizes

Details of prizes will be confirmed shortly.
 

FAQ's


These are some of the frequently asked questions:


Nongsa Challenge  - Pre Race 

(Q) What type of bike can I use?
(A) For the race categories we follow the UCI standard for road race bikes. We do however allow disc-brake wheels but there is no race support for these. 

 

(Q) How Big Can My Race Team Be?
(A) In the spirit of competitive racing, we limit the team size to 8. You can submit one or more teams per category. For example, if you had 10 riders, you could submit a team of say 6 and 4. These would be classed as Team A and Team B within the category and from the perspective of points for the team trophies.  

 

(Q) What is the Refund Policy on Your Events?
(A) Please see our refund policy here

 

(Q) What if there is Haze?
(A) In the event of Haze or other weather conditions that could cause cancellation, please see our policy.

 

(Q) How will I be Briefed on the Race?
(A) Cycosports publishes a Race Briefing Document approximately 10 days before the event. Please check the race details on the website for updates. It will also be announced on Facebook.

 

Nongsa Challenge - The Race

(Q) Will there be motorbike support for water?
(A) Yes for the race - drop to the back of the peloton, give your empty bottle to the rider in exchange for a full bottle. We will also have roaming bikes cover the circuit and a static drinks stop on the hill. There will be drop zones for your empty bidons.

 

(Q) Will there be medical support?
(A) Yes we have both local and Singapore medical teams but cyclist are responsible for their own medical insurance in the case of serious injuries.


Nongsa Challenge - Post Race 

(Q) What's provided in the lunch?
(A) A tasty/hearty buffet lunch and as much Indonesian chilli as you want - you just need to pay for soft drinks and beer.

 

(Q) Are their Wash Facilities
(A) No - but all participants are welcome to use the pool (shower off before entering) and relax near the beach. Please be sure to bring your own towel.

Video

Cycosports Nongsa Challenge - One Lap Preview

 

Here'e a great review / preview of the Nongsa Challenge circuit.

 

Sponsors

Registration

  

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Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Please read the questions carefully and answer honestly.

 

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1.    Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?

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2.    Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?

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3.    In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?

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4.    Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?

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5.    Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?

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6.    Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?

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7.    Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

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If you answered YES to one or more questions:

Consult your doctor by phone or in person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active or BEFORE you have a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which question you answered YES.

  • You may be able to do an activity you want – as long as you start slow and build up gradually. Or you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you. Consults your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.
  • Find out which community programmes are safe and helpful for you.

If you answered NO honestly to all PAR-Q questions, you can be reasonably sure to:

  • Start becoming much more physically active. Starting slowly and building up gradually is the safest and easiest way to go.
  • Take part in a fitness appraisal. This is excellent for determining your basic fitness so as to plan the best way to live actively. Evaluating your blood pressure is also strongly recommended. For readings above 144/94, consult your doctor before you become more physically active.

Delay becoming much more active:

  • If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or a fever – wait until you feel better, or
  • If you are or may be pregnant – consult your doctor before you start becoming more active.