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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 first ride 5 laps before passing their wristbands to the other 2 cyclists to ride the remaining 5 laps. There are 3 rounds of races – the Qualifying round, the Semi-Finals and the Finals. In the Qualifying round, the top 2 teams from each group 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 are therefore 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 move on to race in the Finals. There are 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)

11 May 2019,
10:00am – 4:10pm
$260 per Team of 5
(Capped at 15 teams)

Race format: 10 laps over 1 km 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 are divided into 3 groups in the Qualifying round.
  • The top 2 teams from each group proceed to the Semi-Finals. From the remaining teams across the groups, 2 teams with the best timings move on to the Semi-Finals to compete. There are a total of 8 teams racing in the Semi-Finals. These 8 teams race against one another in 2 rounds of Semi-Finals.
  • The top 2 teams in the Semi-Finals proceed to the Finals. Similarly, a team with the best timing among the remaining teams in both groups move on to race in the Finals.
  • A total of 5 teams compete for the crown as the OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Champion for the year.
  • Each team’s timing is 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 and Champions’ jersey
  • First Runner-Up: S$600
  • Second Runner-Up: S$400

The top 8 teams will get to ride exclusively in the Champions Wave of The Sportive Ride on 12 May 2019 with the national riders who competed in the OCBC cycle Speedway S.E.A Championship and the corporate riders who competed in the OCBC Cycle Speedway Corporate 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