Nongsa Challenge 2017
Nongsa Challenge 2017
Nongsa Challenge 2017
Nongsa Challenge 2017
Nongsa Challenge 2017



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. 



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)


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


Special Room Rates for the Nongsa Challenge

Please note that Hotel Stays are completely optional.


Nongsa Room Promotion


Please Contact Turi Beach Quoting -  #NONGSACHA17


Room Type

(Sunday – Friday)


Tirta Premier / Riani Deluxe

 IDR 1.000,000 nett/room/night 

IDR 1,600,000 nett/room/night


The Above Rate is inclusive of:

  • o Free bus transfer to the start of the race at Batam Centre

  • o Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2 pax at Taming Sari Restaurant

  • o Welcome Drink upon arrival

  • o Mineral bottled water in the room

  • o Coffee and tea sachet in the room

  • o Free Wi-Fi access at Lobby area

  • o 21% prevailing Government Tax and Service Charge


About 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.


Departure Terminal - Harbour Front



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)


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.



Details of prizes will be confirmed shortly.

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.


Cycosports Nongsa Challenge - One Lap Preview


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



Nongsa Challenge 2017 - Participant List (Updated every few days)