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OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship

The OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship is a thrilling category – a first in Singapore and possibly in the world – since OCBC Cycle 2015. It is catered exclusively for Singapore cycling clubs and organised in a safe and spectator-friendly format.

 

As this is a highly technical and fast race, for the safety of all riders, the clubs are to ensure that cyclists who are chosen to race possess the ability and skills required to compete proficiently.

 

The 4 cyclists in each team will ride a total of 10 laps in pairs around a flat 1-kilometre course along Stadium Drive. 2 cyclists will first ride 5 laps before passing their wristbands to the other 2 cyclists to ride the remaining 5 laps. There will be 3 rounds of races – the Qualifying round, the Semi-Finals and the Finals. In the Qualifying round, the top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the Semi-Finals, making a total of 6 teams. From the remaining teams across the groups, we will select 2 teams with the best timings to also move on to the Semi-Finals to compete. There will therefore be a total of 8 teams racing in the Semi-Finals. In the Semi-Finals, the top 2 teams in each group will proceed to the Finals. Similarly, a team with the best timing among the remaining teams across the groups will also move on to race in the Finals. There will be 5 teams competing to be crowned the OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Champion for the year.

Competitive

Category Date/Time Registration fee (SGD)
OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship

(10 laps over 1 km course)

5 May 2018,
6:30am – 1:05pm
$260 per Team of 5
(Capped at 15 teams)

Race format: 10 laps over 1km course

  • First pair of cyclists in the team must each complete 5 laps before the second pair of cyclists take off to ride the remaining 5 laps. The team timing stops only when the last cyclist crosses the finishing line.
  • There are three rounds of races – Qualifying round, Semi-Finals and Finals.
  • The 15 teams will be divided into 3 groups in the Qualifying round.
  • The top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the Semi-Finals. From the remaining teams across the groups, we will select 2 teams with the best timings to also move on to the Semi-Finals to compete. There will therefore be a total of 8 teams racing in the Semi-Finals. These 8 teams will race against one another in 2 rounds of Semi-Finals.
  • The top 2 teams in the Semi-Finals will proceed to the Finals. Similarly, a team with the best timing among the remaining teams in both groups will also move on to race in the Finals.
  • There will be 5 teams competing to be crowned the OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Champion for the year.
  • Each team’s timing will be calculated based on the time taken between the starting time as announced by the race official and the time the last rider of the second pair crosses the finishing line.
  • The ranking of the teams in each round is based on the time taken by the teams to complete the race.

 

Prizes

Champion – S$800

1st Runner-up – S$600

2nd Runner-up – S$400

 

The top 8 teams will get to ride exclusively in the Champions Wave of The Sportive Ride on 6 May 2018 with the national riders who competed in the OCBC Cycle Speedway S.E.A Championship.

 

Notes

  • Teams can indicate their interest using the reservation form.
  • Clubs are to ensure that cyclists who are chosen to race possess the ability and skills required to compete proficiently. Each club can only register a maximum of 2 teams.
  • No event apparel will be provided for this category. Teams are encouraged to come in their team jerseys.

OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship Progression Chart