Women's Workshop Weekend
Women's Workshop Weekend
Women's Workshop Weekend
Women's Workshop Weekend
Women's Workshop Weekend

Women's Workshop Weekend

Singapore

28 Oct 2017 to 29 Oct 2017

The Singapore Cycling Federation, Cycosports and a bunch of great brand sponsors are coming together to give women in the cycling community an...

Women's Workshop Weekend

Singapore

28 Oct 2017 to 29 Oct 2017

The Singapore Cycling Federation, Cycosports and a bunch of great brand sponsors are coming together to give women in the cycling community an opportunity to learn new cycling skills and put them into practice with their very own race at the URA Car Free Sunday on October 29th.

On Saturday, riders can participate in a morning workshop class at the Jurong West Stadium, learning and improving their bike handling skills in a safe and supportive environment. Qualified coaches, as well as women's cycling ambassadors, will be on hand to assist and guide. The session will end with a short ride to a cafe for a sponsored lunch.

On Sunday riders have the opportunity to participate in their first race at the URA Car Free Sunday event. We have reserved the final race time at 7am for the beginner women's event.

A Weekend for the Ladies 

  • FREE FOR BEGINNERS
  • ___________________
  • 28 Oct - 9:00am*
  • * Jurong West Stadium
  • * Coaching & Skills
  • * Support from Ladies
  • * Sponsored Lunch
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  • 29 Oct - 6:45am**
  • * URA Car Free Day
  • * Beginner Criterium Race
  • * Very Safe Course
  • * 8 Laps - 16km

* Registration, ** Briefing
Details

Details

Saturday 28 October - Workshop

Open to all women 13 years* and above. All participants are required to bring their own bicycles.

9:30am to 12noon (Registration 9:00am)

An exciting weekend for the women's beginner cyclists. Saturday morning will be a relaxed/hands-on workshop at Jurong West Stadium where participants will be able to learn / refine their cycling skills and understand some of the basics of racing including safety and strategy.

The morning will be hosted by Singapore Cycling Federation as well as coaches and women's cycling ambassadors from some of the cycling world's brands.

The idea of the morning is to have fun, ask silly questions and ride (just a little). The workshop will end with an optional short ride to a cafe for lunch which will be sponsored also.

Sunday 29 October - URA CFS Criterium Races

Beginner Race: Open to all women 13 years* and above.

7:00am to 7:30am

With the new found skills and confidence, riders are invited to participate in their very own race at the URA Car Free Sunday. The race will be over 8 laps (15km) and allow the participants to test their skills, strength and strategy in a very safe race format.

After the race, there will be a short prize giving, followed by the opportunity to be part of the 8:00am flag off for the URA Car Free Sunday at the Padang.

*Indemnity Form

If you are under 18 years of age, please have a parent complete the following indemnity form and bring it to the workshop event. Download Waiver Here

 

Volunteers and Sponsors

These are non-profit events with any excess funds going towards supporting the sharetheroad.sg . We will be asking for the support of the larger cycling community to assist. We really need the support of the community in terms of volunteers as well as sponsors (monetary or product)

While the event is early, the streets are well lighted, so we hope the Singapore cycling community will come down and support / cheer on their fellow riders. It's only through showing that we have a vibrant and sharing cycling scene, will more opportunities come to the competitive cycling scene.

 

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Route

 

The Criterium Course

ACCESS - DO NOT USE THE SHENTON WAY BUS LANE 

Please do not use the Shenton Way Bus Lane to come to the event. This is a special lane setup for the buses and must not be compromised with cyclists entering. We have had specific instructions from LTA that this must be adhered to. Thank you.

 

1.7km Circuit of Fast Downtown Roads!

An awesome opportunity to race downtown, surrounded by the towering office blocks and iconic landmarks of Singapore. The circuit will follow the same direction as the URA Car Free Sunday route which officially opens to the general public at 8am on the Sunday morning.

 

NOTE: LIGHTS REQUIRED (non flash mode) for all cyclists competing.

 

URA Car Free Sunday Share the Road Criterium

 

Further Details of Access Points and Rider Assembly Point etc will be announced once permits are approved.

Schedule

Saturday Morning Schedule

Final Schedule Will Be Updated Shortly

TimeCategoryTime
9:00 Arrival and registration of participants 15 mins 
9:15

Static Drills (Off the Bike)

Balancing exercises focusing on upper body use to the participants introduced to today's theme.

30 mins 
9:45

Defensive Riding

Avoid overlapping wheels and anticipating actions of other riders.

 15 mins
10:00 

Technical Skills

One-hand riding, braking techniques and contact, both intermittent and constant, with other riders on the bike.

60 mins 
11:00

Dynamic Skills

Movement within the peloton, holding one's position when cornering and identifying the apex of the turn.

 30 mins
11:30 Optional Short Ride from Jurong West Stadium to cafe for lunch  30 mins
12:00 Lunch

 


Sunday Morning Schedule

TimeCategoryDurationMax Entries
5:30 Race One Riders gather McCallum / Cecil Street    
5:45
Race One Riders Briefing    
6:00 Race One Starts  30 mins  
  ***** Inter Institution Teams *****    
6:00 Race Two Riders gather McCallum / Cecil Street    
6:15 Race Two Riders Briefing    
6:30 Race Two Starts 30 mins
  ***** Women's Elite / Women's Club ****    
6:30 Race Three Riders gather McCallum / Cecil Street    
6:45 Race Three Riders Briefing    
7:00 Race Three Starts 30 mins
  ***** Women's Beginners / First Time Racers *****    
7:30 Circuit CLOSED for all Racing
   
7:40 Prize Giving    
8:00 URA Car Free Sunday - Flag Off (Padang)    
       

 

Prizes

Prize Giving

The prize giving will be held immediately after the last race.

There will be top 3 podium medals for the three race categories.

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.

WORKSHOP FAQ's 

Q: Is the schedule as per the website?

A: Yes, the schedule is as per website. To recap, registration will start at 9am. Programme proper will commence at 9.30am.

 

Q: Are the participants splitting into groups?

A: Yes. The head trainer will split you into groups during the workshop.

 

Q: Wet weather/Contingency plans?

A: In case of inclement weather, i.e CAT 1 – Lightning and thunderstorm, the Workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be sent a SMS notification should this happen by 8.30am. In case of drizzle or light showers, the Workshop may be suspended or continued at the discretion of the head trainer.

 

Q: Will refreshments be served?

A: There will be no refreshments served with the exception fo PURE Hydration from Coolers. Participants are required to bring at least one water bottle as it will be used during one of the drills.

 

Q: Is lunch sponsored?

A: Yes. Lunch venue will be at Nanyang Community Club which is just a short 2 – 3 minutes ride away from the workshop venue.

 

Q: Any further information? 

A: Participants are required to bring their own bikes, cycling attire and helmets. Please be in covered shoes i.e Clipless pedals with SPD Shoes or sport shoes.

All participants will be required to complete at Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) form at the registration counter before they are allowed to take part in the event. PARQ forms will be printed for you. There will also be an ambulance and a standby medic on site to attend to anyone feeling unwell.

 

Q: Where do I collect my race number?

A: Race numbers will be given at the end of the session for those racing in the Women's Criterium on the 29 October 2017 and there will be a demonstration to all participants on how to attach a race timing chip to your bike.

 


RACE FAQ's

Q: Can I register on the day?

A: No - You must register on the website and registration will be closing a few days before the event. Pickup of the chip / race pack will be at the event itself 30 minutes before the race starts.

 

Q: Do I need a SCF  or UCI licence for this race?

A: No, not for these criteriums, however, we do insist that you have adequate race insurance. Under the SCF licence / insurance scheme, there is a very good (and affordable licence insurance)

 

Q: How can I warm up before my race?

A: Please use surround roads (non-circuit) and take caution and ensure you are back in time for your start time.

 

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.

 

Q: I'd like to help out (volunteer) on the day - is that possible?

A: Absolutely - we always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.

 

 

Video

 

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Participants

Women's Workshop Weekend - Participant List

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