OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019

Road Race

Indonesia

07 Jul 2019
An exciting road nationals with hills and distances that will test the limits fitness, teamwork and tenacity....

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019

Road Race

Indonesia

07 Jul 2019
An exciting road nationals with hills and distances that will test the limits fitness, teamwork and tenacity.

REGISTRATION CLOSES 10am 28th June 2019

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REGISTRATION CLOSES - 10am Friday 28th June 2019.





DOMPAK at Tanjung Pinang delivers competitive racing through 2 cicuits, each two lanes wide with sweeping corners.
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7 July 2017

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Dompak

On the 7 July, the OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019 will head to the Island of Bintan, Tanjung Pinang.

Here riders will assemble and prepare themselves for the 10km neutalised warmup to the start of road racing at DOMPAK.

Riders will then restart and begin their respective races on one of the two circuits.

The DOMPAK area is ideal for racing with very quiet roads (we are trying for a complete road closure) and double lanes the entire way. Corners are wide and sweeping adding extra safety.

As the "outer ring" of DOMPAK has a physical "island" between opposing lanes, two circuits can be run simultaneously with complete safety. The inner circuit is approximately 12km in length and the outer circuit is approximately 9km in length.

The pelotons will race their respective circuits based on the prescribed number of laps finishing on the main straight. Riders will be supported with neutral wheels as well as a static feed zone available on one of the climbs.

After the finish, riders will head back to Tanjong Pinang for bike loading and lunch (included in the entry fee)

It’s an exciting and busy day but one that Cycosports has done many times before with previous Bintan and Batam races.

 

Û Before % The Race Ü After
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Race Briefing þ
Police Escort þ
Live Results Posted
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Ferry Ticket þ
Race Marshals þ
Lunch
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Fast Track Immigration þ
Water Support þ
Prize Giving
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Water / Bananas þ
Active Timing þ Return Ferry
Rider Brief

OCBC Cycle Nationals Road Race 2019

Sunday, 7 July 2019

WELCOME

Welcome to the OCBC Cycle National Road Championships. We’re looking forward to a fun and safe day of racing. Below is a summary of relevant / important information. Please take time to read this so you know exactly what is happening on the day.

Don't Like Reading? - Check Out the PDF BRIEFING

riderbrief

 

WHAT TO BRING CHECKLIST

Feel free to bring a small bag which will be securely looked after while you are racing.

  • Passport
  • Breakfast (1 ¾ hour ferry ride)
  • Lunch etc (If you don’t like pack lunch)
  • Change of clothes & shoes
  • Sunburn Cream
  • Wetwipes / Deodorant (no showers)
  • Post ride electrolytes
  • Plastic Bag (for your not so fresh kit)
  • Indonesian Rupiah (beers, magnums etc)

 

  • Your Bike (Gear Locked for Juniors)
  • Helmet, Shoes
  • Cycle Computer (heart rate strap)
  • Team Kit (Bibs, Jersey, Mitts, Socks)
  • Race Food: Gels & Bars
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Two Bottles (Returned After the Race)*
  • Spare tube, levers and pump/CO2
  • Chamois Cream

 

GETTING THERE

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

  • The ferry departs from TANAH MERAH FERRY TERMINAL. (NOT HARBOURFRONT)
  • There is ample parking but it’s $15+ charge for the day’s parking
  • Check-in is near the entrance to the terminal departures – You collect your RACE KIT HERE
  • Check-in between 5.15am and 6.30am. Counter closes 6.30am sharp. We will not wait for you.
  • Check your bib # -  http://my.raceresult.com/127625
  • If anything is incorrect re. passport details, please notify us immediately
  • Fit your seat post sticker to your bike and your passport sticker immediately
  • Once you have prepared your bike and handed it over, please proceed to immigration
  • Each person is allocated Ferry A or B and must adhere to their ticket.
  • Note – we advise riders to come in their race kit (it saves you time and stress at the start)
  • There will be a "bag drop area" and a bag tag provided
  • DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT

Bike Preparation

  • Please take off all accessories such as computers that may get lost in transit
  • We suggest fitting your chip to the front fork at Tanah Merah ferry terminal so that it is not lost (loss chips SG$100)
  • Each bike is handled by Cycosports representatives on the ferry and protected with blankets
  • Our team will do the best we can to ensure your bike is protected but can’t take responsibility for any damage. If you are worried about your paint, use additional extra frame protection.
  • Tri Bikes / Tri Bars are not allowed. Bottle cages behind the seat are not allowed
  • Bike cameras can be mounted to the bike but are not allowed on helmets
  • Juniors should ready have their gear’s locked ready for inspection


 

ARRIVAL – TANJUNG PINANG

We expect to arrive at approximately 8.00am local time (Indonesia is 1 hour behind Singapore).

Immigration and setup will take about an hour. Don’t stress - we will only leave when everyone is ready.

  • On arrival you will be given a bike (it will not be your bike) when leaving the ferry
  • If you are a rider you must take a bike – failure to do so will mean bikes are left at the terminal
  • Head (with a bike) to immigration giving your passport to Customs
  • Customs will do passport stamping and return passports at the end of the day
  • If you are staying over or taking a different ferry home, go through NORMAL immigration and retain your passport
  • Once through immigration, proceed through customs and outside
  • Follow the guides across the road to the Governor’s Residence
  • Place the bike on the rack corresponding to the race number on the seat post of the bike
  • Find your own bike and prepare your personal bag for deposit (use the bag tag)
  • Note – Changing area and toilets are limited (hence recommending coming in your kit)
  • You will not see your bag again until after the race when you come back to the Governors.
  • If you are a local Indonesian, you can pick up your race number on the morning of the race.

BIKE SETUP

  • Once all bikes are in the holding area, proceed to fit your chip if you have not done so
  • Prepare yourself and your bike. Mechanics, pumps, cable ties and scissors are on standby
  • Check your bike with a short ride (don’t go silly as you have a 10km neutral transit / warm-up)
  • Toilets are at the back of the Governor’s Residence (go early as they are limited)

WARMUP TRANSIT & RACE START

  • Peloton departure will be when is Peloton is ready (estimated 9am) at 2-3 min intervals
  • There is a 8km neutralised warmup / transit to DOMPAK.
  • Please be extra careful on the public road and stay well behind the Commissaire car.
  • Once you arrive at DOMPAK, your peloton will proceed to the front of the holding area where you will be stopped.
  • On clearance, you will then proceed to the start line for your race start.
  • Pelotons will start in Alphabetical order
  • A feedzone bus will take all team members and neutral support to the feedzone. Please ensure you have a hat, sunscreen and an umbrella (it will be hot!)
  • The feedzone bus will do pickup runs (completion of B races and completion of A races)

 

RACE COURSE A & B

The event will feature two simultaneous race courses in action.

  • Course A is the inner loop of 12km featuring Peloton 1,2 and 3
  • Course B is the outer loop of 8.6km featuring Pelotons 4 and 5 

Road Race Course

PELOTON LINE-UP

peloton lineup

RACE SUPPORT

 

MEDICAL SUPPORT

  • TP Public Hospital are providing ambulances and a medical team for the event.
    • Tanjung Pinang City Hospital, Jl. Sudirman No.795, +62 771 31300
    • We have additional Singapore medics and a nurse, plus an ambulance on standby in Singapore
    • While we can be there in an emergency, we need you to reduce the chances by:
      • Ensuring you are hydrated and keep hydrated throughout the race
      • Coat up in sunscreen, the road is exposed
      • Stop and seek assistance if you are suffering any heat effects or chest pains
      • Keep aware of the road around you, look ahead and call out to pre-empt any dangers
      • Think of your friends and your other cyclists around you

WATER SUPPORT - START WITH 2 FULL BOTTLES

 

  • Static drink station (southern side of the course) – Teams / Cycosports will be passing out bottles. DO NOT THROW YOUR BOTTLES EXCEPT AT THE DROP ZONES
  • Musettes bags are NOT ALLOWED – only water / bars / gels

 

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

  • A mechanic will be on hand at the start for last minutes fixes and tuning.
  • Neutral (11 speed rim brake) wheels are provided on support motorbikes.
  • Racing tubulars or disc brake wheels? - Please bring your own spare wheels with a team member who can support you at the water stop. Alternatively bring a canister of PitStop.

 

RACE CUT OFF

  • Riders within an age group will finish their current lap once the first riders have passed the finish.
  • Lapped riders will be pulled out by the Commissaires (awarded a placing based on laps)
  • In the event of bad weather / storm, the total number of laps maybe shortened.
  • Note – You are responsible for counting your laps and total distance (there will be no bell for your last lap).

 

 

RACE COMMISAIRES & RESULTS

  • This is a UCI event so unless otherwise stated UCI rules will be enforced
  • We do have multiple age/gender categories in some Pelotons. During finish sprints you should only participate if your age/gender category is finishing.
  • Race Marshals and Commissaires will be in cars, motorbikes and on the road noting anyone who is intentionally abusing the sprint rule.
  • In the event of severe weather, we may have to shorten or even cancel races. As such events are outside of our control and safety being paramount, no refunds are provided.
  • Results will be published here - https://my.raceresult.com/127625/results?lang=en
  • Any dispute regarding a top 5 placing must be lodged within 10 minutes of results published as prize giving will follow immediately after.

 


 

AFTER THE RACE – DOMPAK STAGING

  • After the finish, please exit the course following the instructions of the marshals
  • Circuit A riders please exercise extreme caution when entering Circuit B as there may still be racing finishing. Please obey our marshals at all times.
  • Proceed to the holding area where you can park your bike and get water.
  • Please hand in your timing chip (loss of timing chip is SG$100)
  • If you are a top 5 finisher, please go to the Podium Tent for prize giving (and stay there until notified)
  • You can ride back to the Governors any time or wait for a commissaire escort.
  • Every 30 minutes, a commissaire vehicle will be heading back to the Governors

AFTER THE RACE – GOVERNORS RESIDENCE

Once back at the Governors residence you can:

  • Collect your bag
  • Change (note no shower facilities – we recommend wet-wipes and strong deodorant
  • Ready your bike* for loading onto the ferry, placing it in racks A or B
    • Once in the “Ferry Racks” your bike will be loaded onto the appropriate ferry.
    • Pick up a packet lunch**
    • Collect your passport

  • We will call up riders once a ferry is ready for loading. You will wheel your own bike to the terminal.

* Please take off computers, bidon’s and tool bags (SG Customs will confiscate otherwise)

** Lunch is basic. If you are particular, bring your own lunch that meets your diet requirements  

 

BOARDING YOUR FERRY

  • Once you are ready, you can walk across the road and go through immigration
  • The area just before immigration is large, new and air coned
  • There are also a couple of snack shops there
  • Targeted Ferry Departures are A: 3:15pm and B: 3:30pm

 

 

ARRIVAL AT TANAH MERAH

  • Stay on the ferry until there is room to exit and take a bike (you must take a bike)
  • Take the bike given to you (it will not be yours) and walk up the ramp to the bike Porters who will take the bikes to holding racks
  • Proceed through Passport Control, then through to customs
  • Pick up your bike from the racks (outside) and head home

 

 

FINAL REMINDERS

You are riding on public roads. Always keep left and obey the police.

 

 


 

SUMMARY SCHEDULE

 

SG Time

 

Activity

5:15am

Registration Opens at Tanah Merah ferry terminal

7:15am

Ferry A Departs

7:30am

Ferry B Departs

IND Time

 

Activity

8:00am

Ferry A Arrives

8:15am

Ferry B Arrives

9:00am

Circuit A Pelotons Ride Out from Governors Residence

9:10am

Circuit B Pelotons Ride Out From Governors Residence

9:30am

Circuit A Pelotons Begin Racing @ DOMPAK

9:40am

Circuit B Pelotons Begin Racing @ DOMPAK

11:30am

First Pelotons Begin to Finish

12:00pm

First Prize Giving(s) Start (at DOMPAK)

13:00pm

Last Pelotons Finish

13:30pm

Last Prize Giving Complete

12:45pm

First Riders Arrive @ Governors

14:00pm

Last Riders Arrive @ Governors

13:00pm

Loading Begins - Ferry B

14:00pm

Loading Begins - Ferry A

15:30pm

Ferry B Departs

16:00pm

Ferry A Departs

SG Time

 

Activity

18:30pm

Ferry B Arrives Singapore

19:00pm

Ferry A Arrives Singapore

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Day – Ride Safe

 

Version 1.0 Updated 28/05/2019

Route

The Route

Riders will prepare themselves at the Governor's Residence (across the road from the Ferry Terminal). 

Once Race Pelotons are ready, they will be "called up" for the 8km neutralised escort to DOMPAK. This is neutralised at 30km and is meant to be a warm up for all riders. Anyone caught overtaking the front Commissaire Car will be immediately DSQ. Race starts will then begin at the Start / Finish line of the course.

If you are staying over the night before, you can either ride to the Governor's Residence or meet the Peloton at the Staging Area near the entrance to DOMPAK proper.

 

Getting There

Dompak Getting There

The CIRCUIT(S)

The event will ultilise two concurrent circuits, an inner circuit of 12km which is tougher (more hills and turns) and an outer circuit (easier) of 8.6km. Please note there is a physical traffic island between circuit A and B the entire length of the course. Each circuit will follow the same way as normal traffic, however we are expecting minimal to no (working on a road closure) for the event.

Check out the Relive Video for Circuit A

Check out the Relive Video for Circuit B

Dompak Circuits

Schedule

The Schedule (TBC)

The final schedule will be posted once numbers can be estimated.  

SG Time

 

Activity

5:15am

Registration Opens at Tanah Merah ferry terminal

7:15am

Ferry A Departs

7:30am

Ferry B Departs

IND Time

 

Activity

8:00am

Ferry A Arrives

8:15am

Ferry B Arrives

9:00am

Circuit A Pelotons Ride Out from Governors Residence

9:10am

Circuit B Pelotons Ride Out From Governors Residence

9:30am

Circuit A Pelotons Begin Racing @ DOMPAK

9:40am

Circuit B Pelotons Begin Racing @ DOMPAK

11:30am

First Pelotons Begin to Finish

12:00pm

First Prize Giving(s) Start (at DOMPAK)

13:00pm

Last Pelotons Finish

13:30pm

Last Prize Giving Complete

12:45pm

First Riders Arrive @ Governors

14:00pm

Last Riders Arrive @ Governors

13:00pm

Loading Begins - Ferry B

14:00pm

Loading Begins - Ferry A

15:30pm

Ferry B Departs

16:00pm

Ferry A Departs

SG Time

 

Activity

18:30pm

Ferry B Arrives Singapore

19:00pm

Ferry A Arrives Singapore

 

Getting There

Departure Terminal - Tanah Merah

Passport

 

Departure will be from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 7.15am Singapore time, arrival at Tanjung Pinang around 8.00am (Indonesian Time). The journey is 1hr 45min so a good time to eat your breakfast or take a snooze. 

 

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.

 

 

Preparing Your Bike for Travel

 

Bikes and Blankets

Your bike will be treated with the utmost care, however, any transit damages will not be the responsibility of Cycosports.

 

We encourage riders to protect their bike (mainly frame/paint) with a bike wrap, bubble wrap or event old aircon tubes.* On top of this, Cycosports will utilise blankets between the bikes to reduce any potential transit damage. Bikes will also be loaded and unloaded by cyclists (who care about your bicycle).

 

If you ware bringing wraps for your bike, please bring a bag to put them all in as they will need to go on the bag truck for you to collect after the race.

 

Please do not bring your bike in a BikeBag as there is not the room to store the bag between the race.

 

NOTE: RETURN TO SINGAPORE - TAKE OFF YOUR SADDLE BAG AND BOTTLES.

Singapore customs is very strict about bags and bottles and they will be confiscated if left on COMING BACK INTO SINGAPORE.

 

Feed Zone
Team Support

The Feed Zone and the Soigneur

FeedzoneThe DOMPAK event will feature a “Feed Zone”, a dedicated section of the circuit where team & neutral Cycosports soigneurs will be distributing water and nutrition to the riders as they come through each lap.

As the event features two circuits, there will be two feed zones, one either side of the crest of the hill. If you are supporting a team racing on both circuits, we would recommend that you have dedicated individuals for each side of the crest. 

 

What’s a Soigneur?

soigneur (swʌnˈjə) / noun / Definition in English: In cycling, a person who gives training, massage, and other assistance to a team, especially during a race.


It’s a French word that basically means the team’s support person and in the context of Nongsa, will be the team’s feed zone representative delivering water and nutrition to team members.


There will also be neutral support provided by Cycosports, but if you want personalised service with your own special electrolytes, bars and gels, then having your own team soigneur makes sense.

 


The Feed Zone Setup

The feed zone will be in two parts – the lower section for teams and the upper section for Cycosports neutral support. Please space yourself evenly within the zone. 

 

No Feed Bags (Musettes)

While grand tours use them, the length of the race does not warrant feed bags. They also pose a danger to inexperienced riders who can easily get them caught.

 

Before The Race, Plan With Your Team

  • What bottles, drinks (water, energy drink, etc.), and food should be put in a cooler or other container for quick and easy transport and access
  • Where the soigneur will stand (right/left side of road, and beginning/middle/end of feed zone), and where on the course the feed zone is located
  • What the soigneur will be wearing (clothing colour, hat, etc.) so they can easily be spotted
  • Which lap(s) you plan to get a feed
  • What items you will get (energy drink vs. water) on which laps

 

Soigneur Skills for Handing Out BottlesWater Bottle Hold

  • Get close to the riders—usually this will be uncomfortably close for people new to feeding—but obviously don’t get into the road, which is dangerous for you and the riders
  • Hold the bottle correctly!!! Refer to the image shown here. 
  • Hold your arm straight out—this will be the right height for the rider and you won’t have to get quite so close
  • Let the rider absorb the impact of grabbing the bottle—don’t try to run along or move the bottle in the rider’s direction to lessen the impact. 
  • Pick up dropped bottles after completing the feed
  • New soigneurs should only try to feed one rider, two max. With more experience for rider and soigneur, it’s possible to feed more riders but still tricky.

 

Rider Skills and Tips for Getting a Feed

  • Toss off extra bottles after the feed zone—this way if you have a half-empty bottle you can keep it in case you miss your feed
  • Aim to grab the bottle at the neck with your thumb and forefinger, and the rest of your hand wrapping around the length of the bottle
  • Anticipate the difference in speed of the stationary bottle and let your arm absorb some of the speed difference—don’t try to grab the bottle with an iron hand and arm
  • Let dropped bottles go—don’t look back after them as you’re only likely to cause a crash

 

Recommendations

  • Feeding is a learned skill, so practice it!
  • Plan feeds earlier than needed in a circuit race so you can always have full bottles with you, even if you miss a feed one lap.
  • Writing your name (and team name) on bottles helps you get them back, but expect (and plan accordingly) to lose some.

 

Practice With Your Team

  • Find a quiet street/road with an uphill
  • Practice with the soigneur on either side of the road. Ideally, soigneurs should position themselves on the left side for safety.
  • If necessary, before reaching the feed zone the rider moves any empty or near empty bottles to make room for a new bottle
  • Rider approaches following a straight line near the white line
  • Rider maintains a line through the feed zone—do not swerve in toward the soigneur to get the feed as this creates more chaos for riders and feeders alike; the soigneur should adjust their road-side position to be at the appropriate distance
  • Soigneur holds bottle straight out at arm’s length grasping the bottle from the top (bottle dangling down)
  • Rider puts the hand out in bottle grabbing position (about 18“ in front of the shoulder at shoulder height with hand open) signalling they will take the bottle and helping the rider and soigneur home in for the feed
  • Rider holds a line and keeps eyes on the bottle as taking feed to properly catch bottle. I recommend wrapping the bottle into your chest to hold it securely (sort of like it was a football) and making sure you still have a safe line through the feed zone.

 

During a race

  • Stay to the left if you are not feeding—this will make life better and safer for everyone
  • Expect the feed zone to be a bit chaotic during a race, but focus on getting into position (or out of the way) before entering the feed zone, and holding your line through the entire feed zone.
  • Rider and soigneur should communicate with each other each lap through the feed zone—confirm the schedule (as it was planned) or make changes as necessary
Hotel (Optional)

Recommeded Hotel - CK Hotel

Please note that hotel stays are completely optional.

If you would like to come over earlier and reduce the stress of the day as well as potentially check out the course on the Saturday, you are more than welcome to book your own ferry and accommodation. In the past Cycosports has used CK Hotel for events, as the location is good as is the ammenities.

To book, you might like to contact the hotel directly or book online using anyone of the popular hotel booking sites.

Please note that if you do come earlier, you will also need to arrange your own ferry as Cycosports only has return tickets on our chartered ferry (unless you wish to pay for both ways).

CK Hotel

About CK Hotel

CK HotelSet in Tanjung Pinang, CK Tanjungpinang Hotel & Convention Centre features an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. Featuring a 24-hour front desk and a spa centre, this property also provides guests with free WiFi.

Guest rooms at CK Tanjungpinang Hotel & Convention Centre come with a seating area and views of the city. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge and a kettle. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Room service is also available.

CK Tanjungpinang Hotel & Convention Centre is 6.9 km from Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport. Airport transfer can be arranged with a surcharge.

This property is also rated for the best value in Tanjung Pinang ! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

FAQ's

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Please check through the frequently asked questions below. If you can't find the answer you're most welcome to drop us a question here.

 

Q. What’s does the $65 race fee cover? 

A. Through the support of sponsors, we can offer a race fee of $65 that covers the race and basic packet lunch. It does not cover the ferry and terminal bike handling fees.

 

Q. What’s the fee cover for the Cycosports Chartered Ferry?

A. $60 (covers the ferry, terminal bike handling in Singapore ($10) and terminal fees / bike handling in Tanjung Pinang (80,000Rp)

 

Q. So it's $125 for everything? That's more than last year?

A. Yes, it is a small increase as the ferry trip is longer and terminal fees are higher.

 

Q. If I take my own ferries who is responsible for getting me to the start line?

A. You are responsible to get to the start line if you opt to take your own ferry transport.

 

Q. Can you tell me more about the Day License Insurance?

A. Details of the Day License Insurance can be found at the SCF website (www.cycling.org.sg). The details are Here

 

Q: Can friends / parents come to provide race support?

A: Yes, they can. We will bus them to the feed zone area where they can support the race. We will have a spearate form for support personal to complete. The prize for supporters is $60 which includes a packet lunch, water and bus transport.

 

Q. Can I get the 10% OCBC Credit Card Discount for this Race?

A: Yes, but only for the Race Entry Fee of $65.

 

Q. Where do I pick up my Race Pack?

A. Racepacks will be picked up on the morning at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

 

Q. What’s in my Race Pack?

A. Timing Chip, Bib, Seatpost Sticker and Ferry Tickets x 2. Bag Tag (for your clothing bag) and Passport Sticker (stick to the front of your passport)

 

Q. Is there a Race Briefing?

A. There will be a pdf race briefing and a simple powerpoint video race briefing published the week before the event.

 

Q: Do I need an SCF or UCI license for this race?

A : Yes for the Road Race Elite categories, an annual UCI Licence is required. A UCI Licence is also required if you are (a) aiming to secure UCI points or (b) if you are "gunning" for the Singapore National Champion's jersey.

Please note that you should have purchased your UCI Licence before the closing date for race registration and a request for an upgrade from a Day Licence to a UCI Licence during the Sporting Control Check or Race Day will strictly not be entertained.

If you are, however, just interested to compete in the Elite Categories for the competition experience, then you may purchase an "SCF Day Licence" at $15.00 which gives you insurance cover for the event day only.

 

Q. Do I need race Insurance?

A. Yes, you can purchase insurance as part of your annual license or with the day license. The SCF insurance is valid for the race in Batam. You also have the option of sourcing your own external insurance plan. The insurance coverage comparison between an annual license and a day license is found on the www.cycling.org.sg. Website. 

 

Q: Does my bike, equipment and clothing need to be UCI legal for the event?

A. Yes as this event is under UCI rules.

 

Q: What type of bike can I use?

A. For the race categories, we follow the UCI standard for road race bikes. Disc-brake wheels are allowed however there is no race support for these. Note: Your bike should weigh 6.8kg or more.

 

Q: Are there any "number limits" on my race team?

A. No, as this is an individual road race, individuals are participating as individuals and not as a team.

 

Q. Are there limits to the number of people who can enter?

A. Yes, as there are limits on the ferry numbers and peloton sizes – we suggest signing up early to avoid disappointment.

 

Q. I'm under 18 and racing a Junior A or B category. Do I need a parent to come?

A. We do need a parental consent form completed. It would be great if a parent does want to come, however, we do have a responsible team too look after the younger riders throughout the trip and ensure they are well taken care of.

 

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.

 

The Trip Over

Q. Which Terminal will we be departing from?

A. Tanah Merah at around 7:00am to 7:15am

 

Q. Do I need to pay a Bike Handling Fee?

A. Yes $10 (which can be prepaid as part of your online order). This $10 goes straight to Singapore Cruise Centre.

 

Q. How do I prepare my bike for the ferry?

A. You can put a protective wrap on your bike (available from most bike shops). Cycosports will also place a blanket between the bikes. Please note that while every care will be taken, Cycosports will not be responsible/liable for any damages to the bicycles.

 

Q. What Happens When We Arrive at Tanjung Pinang?

A. Each participant will be handed a bike (not your own) and will take it through customs, passing their passport to the Immigration Official. Your passport will be processed during the day and returned on leaving. Once through customs you can take the bike to the holding area and deposit it into the correct stand.

 

 

Q. What happens to my bag with my change of clothes etc?

A. It goes into a secure Bag Truck (Place your bag tag on it). You can collect it again after the race. 

 

Q. Can I take the Cycosports Ferry Over and return earlier on my own ferry?

A. No, due to logistics of managing bikes you can’t for this race.

 

The Race

Q. What is the breakdown of distances and peloton groupings?

A. This will be updated shortly once we have a gauge of numbers who are coming.

 

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 drink 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.

 

Q: How Many Laps Will We Do?

A. This will be communicated before the race. It is the individual’s responsibility to keep count of their laps, however, we will give you are overall race distance so that you are aware of your last lap.

 

 

Post Race

Q: Are their Wash Facilities

A: No – Unfortunaely. Please bring your won wet wipes and a strong deorderant. 

 

Q. Is there Beer?

A. We are trying to source (and get permission) for the return ferry trip.

 

Q. What's provided in the lunch?

A: It's a baisc packet lunch so please do not expect too much. We will make sure the "spicy" stuff is on the side. If you are particular about your food, we would reocmmend bringing your own lunch.

 

Q. While I am enjoying lunch and prize giving, what’s happening to my beloved bike that just helped me secure victory?

A. We are loading it on trucks (with blankets between) and sending it to the ferry for loading.

 

After Lunch and Prize Giving

Q. Once everything is over how do we get back to the Ferry?

A. We walk across the Road to the Ferry Terminal.

 

Q. When do I get my passport?

A. Passports will be distributed (according to bib numbers) at the Ferry Terminal

 

Q. What Time will we get back to Tanah Merah?

A. Before Dinner / Approximately 6:30pm 

 

Q. Any Issues Clearing Singapore Customs?

A. Yes, Singapore Customs is particular about saddle bags and bidons. Please ensure you carry these yourself otherwise they will be confiscated by Customs.

Singapore Cycling Federation Technical Guidelines

 

The following document details the specific technical guidelines for this event. If there is not clarity on a particular subject, riders should contact SCF who will then refer to the UCI documentation.

 

http://cycling.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SCF-Road-Technical-Regulations-Version-4-8-March-2018.pdf

Start List

OCBC Cycle Singapore National Road Championships - Participant List

Your details will take a few days to be listed from your order as the list shown here is from the timing system and must be cleaned and imported

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