Tour of Singapore 2020
Tour of Singapore 2020
Tour of Singapore 2020
Tour of Singapore 2020
Tour of Singapore 2020

Tour of Singapore 2020

Tour of Singapore 2020

Singapore

01 Apr 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
The Tour of Singapore 2020 is an individual challenge....

Tour of Singapore 2020

Tour of Singapore 2020

Singapore

01 Apr 2020 to 30 Apr 2020
The Tour of Singapore 2020 is an individual challenge.

Tour of Singapore 2020

  • - Month of April 2020
  • - 8 Segments
  • - Personal Challenge
  • - Safe Distancing
  • - Free to $8 Entry *
  • - * eCertificate
  • - Age / Genders
  • - Use any bike
Details

Details

Pause
With the latest Government Covid-19 Announcement (3 April 4pm), Cycosports will be pausing the Tour of Singapore 2020 Individual Challenge on Monday 6 April 11:59pm. While some individuals may still be riding segments individually, many will probably be ceasing or limiting their outdoor exercise. Cycosports will pause the challenge until the new Government measures are lifted, thus giving everyone ample opportunity to complete the challenge with a new end date.

The Tour of Singapore 2020 Individual Challenge

In detailed consultation with SportSG, LTA and the Traffic Police, Cycosports is pleased to announce the Tour of Singapore 2020 Challenge. Please note the special circumstances of this individual challenge and abide by the rules and regulations that follow:

 

COVID-19

Cycosports and the cycling community all take COVID-19 seriously and would not be proposing this challenge, if we did not feel it was for the betterment and sufficiently safe for the cycling community.

While all organised cycling events in and around Singapore have been canceled, the proposed virtual “Tour of Singapore 2020 Challenge” provides an avenue for cyclists to individually maintain their fitness, exercise phyiscal distancing and get outside in the sunshine.

Under the MOH / SPORTSG health directives, please maintain your physical distance from other cyclists and if riding in a group for safety reasons, please ensure the group is below 10 cyclists, while also maintaining your phyiscal distancing measures. Please always follow the latest directives from MOH. Please See Advisory Page for Latest Updates for the control period 7 Apr 2020 to 4 May 2020.

 

Challenge yourself

While we do encourage the cycling community to look after each with the idea of this event being to challenge yourself, riding the Tour of Singapore 2020 segments individually and a safe physical distance from other riders.

The Challenge Rules

The TOUR OF SINGAPORE 2020 INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE Rules

The Rules

  1. All Road Rules must be obeyed at All Times
  2. The challenge is for the month of April ending midnight 30 April 2020
  3. The challenge is an individual challenge and not a race (There will be no numbered rankings and no prizes)*
  4. Cyclists will need to complete 8 segments to be crowned a “finisher”
  5. Cyclists can use any type of bike for the challenge
  6. Cyclists can complete the segments in any order and as many times as they wish
  7. All segments are either flat / undulating or uphill (no downhill or traffic lights and no turning / u-turning against oncoming traffic.
  8. Updates to the challenge will be online (Cyclist will be listed alphabetically as well as by age category and gender)
  9. At the end of the month each cyclist can generate a Finisher Certificate online

*  a) Under Section 143 of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276, no person shall conduct any event on any road or part thereof unless he has obtained a permit from the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

b) Under Section 116 of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276, no competition or trial of speed involving the use of vehicles shall take place on a road except under, and in accordance with the conditions of, a permit granted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

The Stages

The Tour's Individual Challenge Stages

The 8 stages which will be listed on the Cycosports Strava page are:

  1. Lim Chu Kang (Southbound)
  2. Rifle Rang Road (Riding Up)
  3. South Buona Vista (Riding Up)
  4. Mandai Road (Eastbound)
  5. Bartley Road (Eastbound)
  6. Tanah Merah Coastal (Southbound)
  7. Mount Faber (Riding Up / Easy Side)
  8. Lim Chu Kang (Northbound)

 

To maximise safety, each segment starts after and ends before any traffic light.

Stage 1: Lim Chu Kang (South Bound)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232051

  • Please note that Saturday 4 April is the Qing Ming Festival so please avoid LCK as it will be busy with potentially cars stopping on the side of the road.

Tour of Singapore Stage 1

Stage 2 Rifle Range Road (Going Up)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232069

Tour of Singapore Stage 2

Stage 3 South Buena Vista (Going Up)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232087

  • Avoid overtaking of stop vehicle due to the series of bends for this road;
  • Exercise extra safe riding especially for this stretch of South Buona Vista Rd

 

Tour of Singapore Stage 3

Stage 4 Mandai Road (Going East)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232106

Tour of Singapore Stage 4

Stage 5 Bartley Road (East Bound)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232114

  • Bartley Road towards Bartley Road East is extremely heavy with long queue observed during the AM peak. Please avoid this time.

 

Tour of Singapore Stage 5

Stage 6 Tanah Merah Coast Road (South Bound)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232127


Participants are to use the dedicated cycling lane and not cycle on the carriageway.

Tour of Singapore Stage 6

Stage 7 Mount Faber (Easy Side)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232139

Tour of Singapore Stage 7

Stage 8 Lim Chu Kang (North Bound)

https://www.strava.com/segments/23232149

  • Please note that Saturday 4 April is the Qing Ming Festival so please avoid LCK as it will be busy with potentially cars stopping on the side of the road.

Tour of Singapore Stage 8

Govt Advisory

MOH / LTA / TRAFFIC POLICE / SPORTSG ADVISORIES

Please comply with the follow Government  / Agency Directives:

 

Minstry of Health

Covid 19

 

Land Transport Authority / Traffic Police

On the Road

The following are specific directives from the LTA / Traffic Police: 

  • Cyclist must go with the traffic flow, obey the road code and cycling specific laws
  • Keep your groups small (<10 for MOH) as well as avoiding unnecessary traffic obstruction 
  • Participants shall avoid cycling on roads during weekday peak hours due to the larger amount of traffic including public buses
  • Cyclist should keep left at all time unless they are making a right turn and,
  • Cyclist should avoid affecting the safe/smooth operations of bus services, including stopping and resting at bus stops
  • Please watch out for and give way to buses exiting bus bays. Do not attempt to overtake buses at linear bus stops (Bus stops without bus bays) as it is dangerous
  • Stop points must be off the road. If waiting for friends (e.g. who missed the lights) please ensure you regroup at an off road location
  • Please move your bike(s) off the road should there be an urgent need to stop (e.g. puncture)

Along TMCR 

  • Participants are to use the dedicated cycling lane and not cycle on the carriageway.

 

Along South Buona Vista Road

  • Avoid overtaking of stop vehicle due to the series of bends for this road;
  • Exercise extra safe riding especially for this stretch of South Buona Vista Rd

 

Bartley Road

  • Bartley Road towards Bartley Road East is extremely heavy with long queue observed during the AM peak. Please avoid this time.

 

Lim Chu Kang 

  • Please note that Saturday 4 April is the Qing Ming Festival so please avoid LCK as it will be busy with potentially cars stopping on the side of the road.

SportSG eDM COVID-19 Header

ADVISORY ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONTROL  PERIOD OF 7 APRIL 2020 TO 4 MAY 2020

 

To whom it may concern,

 

On 3 April 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced the implementation of an elevated set of safe distancing measures as a circuit breaker, to minimise the further spread of COVID-19.

 

This advisory covers measures that concerns all sports, physical exercises & activities, and public & private sports and recreational facilities in Singapore for the control period 7 Apr 2020 to 4 May 2020. These are overseen by Sport Singapore (SportSG) and all private operators are to strictly follow the SportSG’s advisory.

 

Should you have any queries, kindly email to SportSG QSM at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg or call 1800-344-1177 during office hours

(Mon to Fri, 9.00am – 6.00pm).

 

Please click the button below for the full advisory.

DOWNLOAD ADVISORY (Updated as at 5 April 2020)

Thank you.

Sport Singapore

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Why Not Make It A Race With Prizes?

A: These are public roads and Cycosports and our cycling community know and understand the legal repercussions of racing on open roads. It’s not allowed!

 

Q. Why are you charging an $8 Admin Fee for the eCertificate?

A: In this difficult time and we are trying to survive as well as provide something interesting for the cycling community. We hope that the $8 will encourage participation and help pay for administration. Regardless of time spent communicating with relevant authorities and building / maintaining the challege, there are direct costs to produce the challenge including web hosting and result listings / eCertificate charges.

 

Q. I have not paid the $8 fee but see my details with strange / missing characters?

A: Yes we are showing all riders across the stages but to show the data correctly we need to pay a fee to the results presentation company that also provides the eCertificate (which comes out of the $8 admin fee)

 

Q. Ok I'm going to register but how do I find my Strava ID?

A: Your Strava ID is a 4-10 digit unique number. Simply login to Strava, then click on your photo. You can then extract the id from the end of the URL.

 

Q. What if Singapore Goes Into Complete Lockdown?

A: We will “pause” the individual challenge and will look to extend it once lockdown is over.

 

Q. Can I Complete a Segment Multiple Times?

A: Absolutely – the idea is to encourage everyone to get out there and stay fit responsibly

 

Q. What if someone cheats and “sucks the wheel” of a friend

A: We don’t care and neither should you as this is an individual challenge. We do care that you maintain the 2 metre distancing and abide by MOH directives.

 

Q. For personal safety on the roads I would like to ride with a small group of friends (less than 10) Is this allowed?

A: We do understand people like to ride with friends for safety. If you are riding with friends that you know, please try to maintain a physical distance of at least 2m. We also encourage participants to install and activate the Govtech-produced app [https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg].

A: Under the latest advisory from SportSG (5 April) and Singapore Cycling Federation, individuals can exercise outdoors, however should do alone or with immediate members of your own household. There are currently no restrictions on distances and zones where you can cycle. For your personal safety we would also recommend using a "Find Me" App on your phone / cycle computer. Finally we would like to emphasis that all cyclists riding on the roads should avoid taking risks (eg racing / gunning for PB's and Strava records). Do not become a risk to the healthcare system through careless / reckless actions.

 

Q. I’m Not On Strava – How Do I Complete The Challenge?

A: As the segments are defined on Strava, you do need a Strava account (and the basic Strava Account is free).

 

Q. Do you hope to do this Concept Again?

A: Yes – hopefully soon and after Covid-19 is a distant memory!

 

The Certificate

The eCertificate

It's still work in progress and we welcome ideas and designs from the community also.

The idea of the $8 entry fee is to support the site, the updates and provide riders with an eCertificate to remember this time in history. We are also looking at a wooden plaque for those who would like something more permanent.

Tour of Singapore Certificate

Participants

 

Tour of Singapore 2020 Challenge - Participant List

The Strava listing will be updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am. The Participant list will be updated daily.

The complete list of cyclists can also be viewed here: https://my.raceresult.com/151922/

 

  

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How Do I Find My Strava ID?

  • Login to your Strava Account
  • Click on your Photo
  • Look at the URL and you ID is the digits after athletes/ eg 12345 -  https://www.strava.com/athletes/12345