Singha Tour of Phuket 2019
Tour of Phuket 2019
Singha Tour of Phuket 2019
Tour of Phuket 2019
Tour of Phuket 2019

Singha Tour of Phuket 2019

Thailand

08 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019

The Tour of Phuket always delivers a fantastic weekend of...

Singha Tour of Phuket 2019

Thailand

08 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019

The Tour of Phuket always delivers a fantastic weekend of cycling, whether you're racing over two or three days or participating in the weekend Gran Fondo


We are delighted to announce that Singha will be hosting this year’s event. With new accommodation options, routes, events and a new local partner in Nich on the ground to run logistics, this year we are taking the event to the next level! A perfect getaway loved by riders and families alike.

Singha Tour of Phuket 2019

Singha Tour of Phuket 2019

  • - 4th Year Running
  • - 8-10th March, 2019
  • - Stunning Roads
  • - 3 Stage Tour
  • - Age / Ability Categories
  • - 2 Day Races
  • - 2 Stage Gran Fondo
  • - Your choice of Accommodation
  • - Sundowners with Singha
  • - Special Locals Pricing
Details

Details


Singha Tour of Phuket 2019

The 4th edition of the Tour of Phuket promises to be even better. The event has three racing options – a three stage tour starting with a prologue TT, classic two day races or a two stage Gran Fondo. This year the event will have a few small changes and enhancements to the route.

As with previous years, participants are free to select accommodation that best suits their style and budget. The Singha Tour of Phuket is family friendly with many hotels suited to bringing friends and family.

For 2019 we will have age categories for the Three Stage Tour, men’s and women’s two-day classic races, as well as competitive and sportif categories for the Gran Fondo.


Singha Tour of Phuket Options


Elite Three Day Tour  - SG$ 345

Riders will be provided with full tour support including waterbikes and wheelbikes. 

  • Men's Open (19yrs+)
  • Women's Open (19yrs+)
  • Men's Masters (35yrs+)
  • Men's Supermasters (45yrs+)


Classic Two x Day Races - SG$ 280

Riders will be provided with full tour support including waterbikes and wheelbikes.

  • Men's C/D Grade - Weekend Warriors (19yrs+)
  • Women's D/E Grade - Weekend Warriors (19yrs+)

Stage 2 and 3 are presented as two separate classic races with podiums for each day.



Gran Fondo Two Day Sportif - SG$ 180

Stage 2 & 3 in a relax and fun environment. Water stops will be provided with fruit. Roaming vehicles and the sweeper truck will ensure all Gran Fondo riders are taken care of.

Rapha RCC Members

We would like to offer RCC members a special discount for the Gran Fondo. A 10% discount for all RCC members. Simply add the discount code at checkout: raphaone
***Please note that rapha RCC App Profile is to be presented at registration for verification.


Gran Fondo (Saturday Only) - SG$ 135

Stage 2 (Saturday only) in a relax and fun environment. Water stops will be provided with fruit. Roaming vehicles and the sweeper truck will ensure all Gran Fondo riders are taken care of.


Local Thai / Malaysia & Indonesia Pricing

With the help of local sponsors, we are able to provide special discounts for residents of Thailand. We would also like to assist teams from countries who do not normally compete at the Tour of Phuket, namely Malaysia and Indonesia. The special team price for the Three Stage Tour package will be at 4495 BHT per rider.

To qualify for the local package, the rider must:

  • hold a Thai National ID Card; or
  • Hold a valid Thai Work Permit; or
  • Reside in Thailand permanently due to family (marriage or parents)

Malaysia and Indonesia teams can contact Cycosports to discuss a team payments.



Additional Points to Note

  • Race packages exclude race travel and hotel accommodation.

  • Change of race category is allowed at no charge up to the 1 March 2019, subject to slot availability.

  • Transfer of race entry to another person is allowed with a SG$50 admin fee until 1 March 2019.

  • Please read full rules and regulations.

The 4th edition of the Tour of Phuket promises to be even better. The event has three racing options – a three stage tour starting with a prologue TT, classic two day races or a two stage Gran Fondo. This year the event will have a few small changes and enhancements to the route.

 

As with previous years, participants are free to select accommodation that best suits their style and budget. The Singha Tour of Phuket is family friendly with many hotels suited to bringing friends and family.

 

For 2019 we will have age categories for the Three Stage Tour, men’s and women’s two-day classic races, as well as competitive and sportif categories for the Gran Fondo.

Stages

Singha Tour of Phuket Stage Details

8-10th March 2019

Tour de Phuket 2019

The roads just keep getting better! We aim to update this page as we get closer to the event with news of an even more scenic Stage 3. In the meantime, the course will be a mirror of 2018.

For those racing the Three Day Tour, the race kicks off with a short but deceivingly tough Individual Time Trial on the Friday afternoon.

On Saturday both Tour and Gran Fondo riders will take on the main stage (140km) that heads north to the Thailand mainland.

Then, Sunday the tour will come to a finale with the challenging (108km) stage that includes some tough KOM opportunities.

We are extremely excited about the course and the quality of roads. Combine the scenic routes with safe pelotons and you have a fantastic weekend of cycling in Thailand.

Please Note: The final stage routes will be decided closer to the event, based on condition of the roads and any new road works. Safety is always paramount.



Stage 1 : Individual Time Trial - Prologue

Friday 8th March - 2pm

Strava Profile - TOP Day 1

Distance: 5.3km

Stage1cyclepath

For those racing in the Three Day Tour, the action kicks off with a Prologue Time Trial of 5.3km.

The prologue will start at the Phuket Gateway park near the mainland bridge. The park will serve as the holding area for cyclists, providing a place to relax and watch the riders start and finish.

On the Friday riders can also collect their registration pack from 12 noon. There is no stress and no rush so even if you are a Gran Fondo rider, come down and collect your pack and watch the ITT action unfold.

Riders will be racing against the clock on a very smooth / fast road which has some minor elevations. The road is for most of the ITT course, a dedicated cycling path, increasing safety and providing a great riding surface.

The course is a simple, 5.3km loop with a couple of technical turns at the start and finish and a punchy little hill before the finish.

In past years some riders have asked whether 5.3km is enough? After they have riden the course they have all said that it was twice as tough with the deceptive inclines and sea breeze.

While the ITT is in progress we will have a TV screen updating the results for all to see their placings.

Once your ITT is complete, you relax, unwind and watch others compete, or simply return to your hotel in your own time.

There is off-road parking for those coming by car, but extreme caution must be exercised as cyclists are warming up / racing.

Please Note:  Clip-on TT bars and aero helmets are ok. TT Bikes and disc wheels are not allowed. 




Stage 2 : Phang Nga Beauty

Saturday 9th March (7:30am)

Distance: 141km, Strava Profile - TOP Day 2

Tour of Phuket 2018

This will be the longest stage of approximately 142km heading north into some very scenic Thai countryside.

While the stage does utilise the main road for a fraction of the race, it is very safe with two lanes both ways and a very wide shoulder.

The northern part of the course follows the coast and then heads inland where the undulations will start to test the legs. At around 70km the stage's KOM will be fought, before riders head south again through beautiful country side. Futher hills await which may prove to be a key breakaway spot.

After a short stint on the main road again, the route will drop down to a quieter road and the ultimate finish line.

The stage will feature some challenging sections that will test your teamwork and resolve to win.

Gran Fondo riders will head out on the same course following the race pelotons. There will be two static water stops to refill the bottles and take a break. Tired Gran Fondo riders can skip the loop at the top of the stage if they wish and will be tagged as completing the shorter course.

Stage 3: The Finale

Sunday 10th March - 7:30am

Double Phang Nga Peninsula Loop - 108km

Strava Profile - TDP Day 3

Tour of Phuket Stage 3

The 3rd stage brings back the iconic route of 2017. The roads have been improved and with the exception of 200m which we will marshal, is a fantastic road with outlooks over Phang Nga bay.

The course will test rider's tired muscles and provide ample opportunities for breakaways.

We expect the race to be wide open leading into the final stage, with plenty of attacks anticipated. There will be two KOM's for the Tour Riders.

 

Gran Fondo riders will head out on the same course following the race pelotons.

There will be two water stops for the Gran Fondo riders. Tired GF riders can decide to do one lap if they wish, however, they will not be in top 3 medal draw and their results will reflect a loop missed.

Schedule

Singha Tour of Phuket - Three Day Schedule

To follow is a high level schudule of each race day. This will be updated as part of the detailed briefing that will be supplied to cyclists two weeks before the event.

Friday 8th March 2019

Time

Stage 1

Location

12:00

Registration Opens

Phuket Gateway

12:00

Mechanic Station Open

13:30

First Riders Arrive

14:30

ITT Prologue Starts

18:00

All Riders Complete - Celebrate with Singha

18:15

Prize Giving

18:15

Registration Closes

Saturday 9th March 2019

Time

Stage 2

Location

6:00

Mechanic Station Open

Football Pitch

6:30

First Riders Arrive / Support Teams Ready

7:30

First Peloton Starts (Each subsequent Peloton is 5 minutes)

7:45

Gran Fondo Starts

11:00

First Riders Finish - Celebrate with Singha

Football Pitch

12:00

Prize Giving (First Pelotons)

13:20

Last Riders In

15:00

Sundowners with Singha

Natia Beach

Sunday 10th March 2019

Time

Stage 3

Location

6:00

Mechanic Station Open

Football Pitch

6:30

First Riders Arrive / Support Teams Ready

 

7:30

First Peloton Starts (Each subsequent Peloton is 5 minutes)

 

10:15

First Riders Finish - Celebrate with Singha

Football Pitch

11:30

Prize Giving (First Pelotons)

 

12:00

Singha Closing Party

 

13:00

Last Riders In

 

13:30

Tour Ends

 

 

Hotels

Accommodation

Hotels Map

The great thing about the Singha Tour of Phuket is that you have the flexibility to choose where you would like to stay. We are currently finalising accommodation options; with our focus on hotels near the Sarisin Bridge / Natai Beach; and will update this page in early January 2019.

As part of the 2019 event we are planning fringe activities after stage 2 and 3 which will be held on the Phang Nga mainland around the Natai Beach area.

Current Hotels Offering Special Rates for Tour of Phuket Guests Include:

Phang Nga (North of Sarisin Bridge)

  • Atleenta Phuket
  • akyra Beach Resort
  • Baba Beach Club Phuket

Phuket (South of Sarisin Bridge)

  • Holiday Inn Mai Khao



Atleenta Phuket

Atleenta Atleenta Atleenta
  • Grand Deluxe Pool Villa     7,810BHT
  • Pool Villa                            9,000BHT
  • Pool suite                         13,935BHT
  • 1BR Pool Residence        13,935BHT
  • 2BR Pool Residence        18,128BHT
  • 3BR Beachfront Villa        32,000BHT
  • 4BR Grand Villa Satis       37,538BHT

Breakfast /Additional Inclusions

  • The rates are inclusive of breakfast for 2 registered guests per room, which means:
  • 2 Bedroom Pool Residence rate inclusive of breakfast for 4 persons, 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villa inclusive of breakfast for 6 persons, etc.
  • Grand Villas’ guests can use full resort facilities and a complimentary car and driver will be on standby to bring guests from the Grand Villa to the resort. Guests can also walk along the beach (10 minutes’ walk) to the main resort.
  • Grand Villas require a minimum of 2 nights stay for Summer Season.

akyra Beach Club

akyra Atleenta Atleenta
  • Garden Room       4,575BHT
  • Deluxe Suite         6,470BHT
  • Garden Villa          7,100BHT
  • Seaview Villa        7,700BHT

The rates are inclusive of breakfast for 2 registered guests per room

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS for Atleenta Phuket and Akyra Beach Club

  • To secure the special rate, a valid receipt of an idnivdiuals Tour of Phuket entry is to be presented upon check-in.
  • A valid credit card and first night's deposit is required to guarantee the booking. No rooms will be held.
  • The special Tour of Phuket rates are valid for tour entrants and are subject to space and rate availability.
  • All rates are in Thai Baht based on per room per night and inclusive of prevailing tax & 10% service charge.
  • Any changes in government taxes or charges will be passed on to the agent commencing the day they become applicable and the agent agree to honor such changes.

CANCELLATION & NO SHOW

  • High Season 0-7 days prior & No Show 100% (Full Charge)
  • 8-14 days prior 75% of room charge
  • 14-21 days prior 50% of room charge
  • Any cancellation must be received by Reservation Office in writing, via email or fax message before the deadlines (as above) and an acknowledgement will be sent by Reservation Office.
  • Cancellation fee will be imposed automatically when cancellation notice is received after deadlines above.
  • IN the event of early departure or check-out prior to the reserved check-out date, the hotel will charge the entire stay and no refunds will be given.

CHILD POLICY & EXTRA BED

  • Children below 6 years old staying at the same room with parent on complimentary including breakfast.
  • Children between 6 to 11 years old staying at the same room with parent using extra bed is chargeable at THB 750 net including breakfast.
  • Children above 11 years old is considered adult and Extra bed will be charged at THB 1500 net per night including breakfast.
  • All extra bed is rollaway type.

PAYMENT PROCEDURES

  • To guarantee the reservation 1 day charge must be settle to secure the booking after made the reservation.
  • Full prepayment prior guest’s arrival

Baba Beach Club Phuket

Baba Beach Club PhuketBaba Beach Club PhuketBaba Beach Club Phuket

Baba Beach Club is a luxury Residential, exclusive Beachfront Hotel & Beach Club managed & developed by the internationally acclaimed luxury pool villa hotel & residential estate, Sri panwa. Baba Beach Club Phuket offers resort-style living of the highest quality, maximum privacy, and superior service. Located on an exclusive 42 rais pristine beachfront on Natai beach, commanding breathtaking views of the Northern tip of Phuket. With a 200 meter sandy white beach, Baba Beach Club Phuket is comprised of private luxury Two Bedroom Pool Villas and Five Bedroom Beachfront Villas, custom designed in a Chino-Portuguese and Shanghai Tang aesthetic to create a unique, modern and cozy home-away-from-home.
 
Just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, Baba Beach Club is surrounded by a lush tropical environment in an area rich in natural beauty and unforgettable charm which is emerging as a prime extension of Phuket. Natai beach has been recognized as one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Phuket. An unspoiled area features breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea.

Suite/Villa Type Persons Size Standard Rate (/night) Special Group Rate (/night) Suites/Villas
Baba Suite 2 persons 70 sqm THB 21,186 net THB 9,000 net 2
Baba Suite Ocean View 2 persons 70 sqm THB 24,717 net THB 10,540 net 2
Baba Pool Suite 2 persons 80 sqm THB 28,248 net THB 12,000 net 2
Baba Pool Suite Ocean View 2 persons 80 sqm THB 30,602 net THB 13,000 net 2
Gabana Villa 2 persons 145 sqm THB 38,841 net THB 16,500 net 8
Two Bedroom Luxury Pool Villa 4 persons 230 sqm THB 49,434 net THB 21,900 net 17
Five Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa 10 persons 1,100 sqm THB 221,276 net THB 97,800 net 2

  • All rooms include daily breakfast at Baba Beach Restaurant 
  • Rates quoted above are inclusive of 17.7% service charge and applicable government taxes
  • Rates are including daily minibar in room, wifi internet and iPod in room during stay
  • Extra person will be charged at THB 2,400 net per night per villa including daily breakfast at Baba Beach Restaurant. If the extra person under 12 years old, sharing bed with parents there is no any extra charge. However, it is not applied to all suite types 
  • All rooms is king size bed. 
  • Terms of Payment: 50% deposit for the entire stay upon making the reservation and the outstanding is required to settle 30 days before arrival 

Holiday Inn Mai Khao

Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn Mai Khao is located halfway between the airport and the Sarasin Bridge. The hotel is right on Mai Khao beach so a great place to relax after racing. 


There are options for the Single / Twin Deluxe Garden View room at THB 3,600.-net per room per night (room only) and Single / Twin Deluxe Garden View room at THB 4,100.-net per room per night including breakfast. 


For a preview of the resort please check out the video here


To make your booking please complete this form and send the completed form to reservations.holidayinnmaikhao@ihg.com

Transport

Book Your Flights Early

Tour Riders need to be at the Phuket Gateway by 2pm on the Friday. Gran Fondo riders need in Phuket on the night of the 8th March in order to start on time for the start early Saturday morning. All activities will be finished by 1pm at the Gateway Phuket on Sunday. We would recommend a flight leaving Phuket no earlier than 5pm.

Hong Kong to Phuket

Thai Airways   :    AirAsia   :   CathyPacific    :   Hong Kong Express

 

Malayisa to Phuket

Malaysia   :   AirAsia

 

Singapore to Phuket

Scoot  :   Jetstar   :    AirAsia   :   SilkAir

 

Getting to Stage Starts

Phuket  Gateway

Stage 1 Start - Phuket Gateway Mai Khao,

Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Latitude: 8.184255 | Longitude: 98.297624

Phuket Gateway will host the Stage 1 Prologue. Riders can also pick up their race kits from the Phuket Gateway on Friday from 12pm to 6pm.

 

Stage 2 & 3 Start & Finish - Football Fields

Thanon Thepkrasattri, Tambon Khok Kloi, Amphoe Takua Thung, Chang Wat Phang-nga 82140, Thailand

Latitude: 8.223007 | Longitude: 98.300932

The local school's football fields will provide the venue for teams to gather and prepare for Stage 2 & 3. There will be a bag drop service, as well as additional "value adds" for cyclists. After each stage finish, cyclists can regroup here and enjoy Prize Giving as well as a Singha or two!

 

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Tour Travel & Accommodation

Q: Can I fly in early or leave later?

A: Absolutely! You are in charge of your flights so just book what works for you, but be sure to arrive early at the Phuket Gateway ready for your start times.

 

Q: Where should I Stay?

A:  The simple answer is "wherever you like" but try to select a hotel at the northern end of Phuket or southern end of Phang Nga as the stage starts and finishes are at Phuket Gateway (Stage 1) and at the Football Fields (Stage 2&3) on the northern side of the Sarisin Bridge.

 

Q: Why is there no "Tour Hotel" this year?

A:  Most hotels do not want to be completely booked out by cyclists only staying 2 nights. By not having a tour hotel, participants are free to select the accommodation that suits their budget, location and style preferences.

 

Q: Can I bring Family?

A: Yes of course - that's why we recommend selecting your own accommodation. We will recommend family friendly hotels on the accommodation page also.

 

Q: Are you arranging airport transfers?

A: No - please arrange these with your hotel or hire a car.

  

Q: What time do I have to be at the Phuket Gateway for the start of my event?

A: The Tour Prologue will start at 2 pm on Friday 8th March, while the Gran Fondo will start at 8 am on Saturday 9th March. You should be at the Phuket Gateway (ready to ride out) at least an hour before.

 

Q: Do I need travel / medical insurance to race?

A: We would strongly encourage it! Please note that Singapore cyclists who have a SCF licence and SCF Insurance are covered for international events like the Singha Tour of Phuket.

 

Q: Can I cancel my race booking once entered?

A: No but you can transfer it to a friend for an admin fee of SG $50 (race entry only) before the 1st of March 2019.

 

 

Race Questions

Q: Do I need an SCF or UCI licence to compete?

A: If you are from Singapore and wish for your results to be included within the Singapore Cycling Federation's National Points Contest, then yes, you need a SCF or UCI licence.

 

Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?

A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and ambulances on standby. We will also have Singapore evac procedures defined and ready.

 

Q: Why did Cycosports go with age group categories?

A: To align the event with cycling federations, age groups are required. We do however provide a competitive sporting category with the 2 x one day Classic Races of stage 2 and 3 which have full peloton support and rankings / prizes. For those looking for a relaxed / fun weekend, we have the two-day Gran Fondo Sportif and the two-day classic races.

 

Q: Will you have the usual Cycosports Wheel and Water Bike Support?

A: Yes for all three categories of the tour. However if you are doing the Gran Fondo, you'll need to bring your own spare tube and pick up water at the two static water stops setup for each day.

 

Q: Once entered, can I change my race category?

A: Yes up until 1 March you can change your race category providing slots are still available. There is no charge for changing your category unless you are upgrading from the Two Day Race or the Gran Fondo to the Three Stage Tour.

  

Q: What time will everything end on Sunday?

A: We will have prize giving finished by 1pm if you need to make a dash to the airport. However, Singha will be throwing a ‘closing party’ so you may want to look at later flights!

 

Q: I have a question that is not covered here?

A: Great - please use the Contact Us form and we can respond.

 

Event T&C's

Specific Event Terms & Conditions


Tour of Phuket Terms and Conditions

The Tour de Phuket will follow with general race rules of Cycosports Road Races, with the addition of these rules:


Individual Prologue

  • Aero / TT Helmets and Clip-on TT Bars are allowed
  • TT Specific bikes and solid disc wheels are not permitted
  • If a participant punctures / has a genuine mechanical during the TT, they will be given the option to undertake the TT one more time.

Team Support

  • Teams are allowed to hire their own support vehicle to supply water and wheels, however due to the small roads, the team vehicles must always remain behind the peloton. Any breakaways will be managed by the Cycosports wheel and water bikes.
  • If you are using tubulars, we strongly recommend you bring your own spare wheels.

Individual DNS / DNF

  • An individual who "Does Not Start" or "Does Not Finish" a stage, is allowed to start the next day's race and compete for individual / team placing for the new day.
  • Please let us know if you did not finish a stage (otherwise we may send out search parties)
Sponsors

Tour of Phuket Sponsors

Singha Title Sponsor

Tour Title Sponsor

Recovery Systems

Recovery Sponsor

  

* Required Fields

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Please read the questions carefully and answer honestly.

 

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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?

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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

Yes/No

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.