OCBC Cycle is Singapore’s largest mass cycling event since 2009. It aims to be a safe cycling platform for riders across all cycling proficiencies. Championing cycling as a year-round way of life and giving cyclists the opportunity to cycle on closed roads with scenic views, OCBC Cycle is sanctioned by the Singapore Cycling Federation and supported by Sport Singapore. The event attracts close to 7,000 cyclists every year since its change in format in 2015.
OCBC Cycle 2023
OCBC Cycle 2023 returns as a full-scale event after three years. Offering both in-person and virtual rides, the region’s signature cycling event will take place from 6 May to 5 June 2023.
The Straits Times 20KM City Ride and The Sportive 40KM Ride are set to attract nearly 7,000 cyclists on 7 May. Participants can look forward to scenic routes with roads specially closed for the event, taking them past national landmarks and iconic features like the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and the Gardens by the Bay, before finishing inside the grand National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub.
The Mighty Savers® Kids Rides will be making a return on 6 May, where young cyclists aged between 2 and 12 years old can have fun riding with their family members. Meanwhile, more than 20 teams are expected to compete in the annual OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships on the same day, with the Women Speedway Championship happening for the second time after its debut last year.
The popular OCBC Cycle Virtual Rides, introduced during the pandemic, will remain. The 100KM Virtual Ride continues to feature, but participants can choose to challenge themselves further in the new 500KM Virtual Ride – to be completed over a maximum of four rides.
There will also be a new ride category – OCBC Cycle Indoor Ride by Shimano – where cyclists will race each other in an indoor cycling environment using a virtual riding platform. Qualifiers are in April while the Semi-finals and Grand Finals will occur on 6 May. Proving to be a hit last year, the OCBC Cycle Spin Ride by CRU will also return to offer indoor rhythmic cycling.
Online registration commences during the launch event on 7 February, 1.00pm and will end on 24 April, 11.59pm or when all slots are taken up. Click here for the list of categories and registration details.