URA CFS - Share the Road Criterium
URA CFS - Share the Road Criterium
URA CFS - Share the Road Criterium
URA CFS - Share the Road Criterium
URA CFS - Share the Road Criterium

URA Criterium - March 2019

Share the Road Criterium Series

Singapore

31 Mar 2019

The URA Car Free Sunday Criterium Races always deliver loads of fast paced action.

Each event consists of 2 or 3 races in either 3...

URA Criterium - March 2019

Share the Road Criterium Series

Singapore

31 Mar 2019

The URA Car Free Sunday Criterium Races always deliver loads of fast paced action.

Each event consists of 2 or 3 races in either 30-minute or 45 minute formats.

In 2019 the criteriums will utilise a grade format to provide competitive yet safer racing. Registration for Grades A,B,C and D is open for individuals with the Annual SCF Licences, while Grade E only require valid race day insurance.

Criterium Racing Returns in 2019

Start the road year with some fast inner city racing around the very popular URA Criterium Circuit.


New Grade Racing - Please ensure you have a 2019 UCI/SCF license.


Come join the action or simply volunteer or support - a great morning of racing awaits.

Details

Details

The 1.7km Cecil / Robinson Road circuit will see exciting criterium races from 6:00am to 7:30am with a half hour public transition to the opening of the official opening of the circuit at 8:00am. Each event, we try to provide a racing format for various sections of the racing / cycling community.

 

Volunteers and Sponsors

While the roads are closed during this time, there are many pedestrians around the area. Because of the large number of intersections, we will be asking for the support of the larger cycling community to assist. 

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.

 

 

      Singapore Cycling Federation        

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

 

Depending on the mix of pelotons, two or three race options will be made available. Closer to each event, details of the schedule will be announced.

Morning Schedule - 2 Race Option

TimeCategoryDuration
5:30 Riders gather McCallum / Cecil Street  
5:45
Race One Riders Briefing  
6:00 Race One Starts  45 mins
6:30 Race Two Riders Briefing  
6:45 Race Two Starts 45 mins
7:30 Circuit CLOSED for all Racing
 
7:40 Prize Giving  
8:00 URA CFS - Flag Off (Padang)  

Morning Schedule - 3 Race Option

TimeCategoryDuration
5:30 Race One Riders gather McCallum / Cecil Street  
5:45 Race One Riders Briefing  
6:00 Race One Starts  30 mins
6:15 Race Two Riders Briefing  
6:30 Race Two Starts 30 mins
6:45 Race Three Riders Briefing  
7:00 Race Three Starts 30 mins
7:30 Circuit CLOSED for all Racing
 
7:40 Prize Giving  
8:00 URA Car Free Sunday - Flag Off (Padang)  
Prizes

Prize Giving & Points

URA Prize Giving

The prize giving will be held immediately after the last race at 7:30am.


There will be top 3 podium medals for each race.


Points will also be awarded based on the Points Band of the URA Criterium. For each grade the top X number of riders will receive points on a declining curve:


  • Grades A & B - Top 20 Riders
  • Grade C - Top 15 Riders
  • Grade D & E  - Top 10 Riders

We do encourage everyone to head to the Padang after prize giving and support the 8:00am flag off of the URA Sunday.

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: Why the change to Grade Races in 2019?

A: Grade racing "evens up" the field so that like skilled / strengthed riders race together, regardless of age and gender. The idea is to provide more competitive and safer racing for all.

 

Q: Why do i have to have a UCI / SCF license for A,B,C and D Grades?

A: These races carry 2019 National Series Points and all licensed riders will be given a grade (so that they can race).

 

Q: I understand E Grade does not need a license - only Race Insurance?

A: Yes that's correct. You can still purchase an annual license from SCF if you are E Grade and intending to win and move up to the higher grades.

 

Q: Where can I get a SCF Annual License from?

A: You can purchase the SCF Annual License and insurance from the Singapore Cycling Federation website.

 

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 an SCF  or UCI licence for this race?

A: No, however, priority registration is given to licence holders for selected races. 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: Can I cancel my booking once entered?

A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed. Cycosports has the right to transfer an entry (bib number) to another rider if the original participant is a "no-show" on the day. There will be no refund for "no shows".

 

Q: How can I warm up before my race?

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

 

Q: Are Disk Brake Bikes allowed in these Races?

A: Yes.

 

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

A: Yes we have a full medical team (2 Ambulances) are stationed at the event.

 

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.

 

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Participants

URA CFS Share the Road Criterium - Participant List

Closer to the event, the actually participants will be listed here.

Volunteers

 

We Need You!


Volunteer MarshalURA Criterium Rickshaw

The URA Criteriums always require 20 plus volunteers to ensure the many intersections on the course are safe. While the roads are closed, the circuit is "porous" with joggers, early morning party animals and others, potentially walking across the circuit.

 

To ensure members of the public and riders are all kept safe, volunteer marshals are needed and deployed on every intersection.

 

Volunteering gives you a first class seat to the morning's action as well as earning yourself (if not racing) or a friend valuable volunteer points for the season.

 

In addition to Marshals, each URA Criterium has an opportunity to "give back" to the community with teams volunteering for "rickshaw duty". Here a team will provide their muscle and charisma to take the elderly around the Padang on the rickshaws. It has always proven a hit with clubs and a fun time is had by all.

 

  

* Required Fields

SCF Licence

Grades A,B,C & D require an annual UCI or SCF license and Race Insurance. You can purchase your 2019 license from Singapore Cytcling Federation.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

(PAR-Q)

Please read the questions carefully and answer honestly. Each rider will be asked to sign-off on a PAR-Q when collecting their individual race chip on the day of the event.

 

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.