When it comes to cycling, the thousands who have joined the annual OCBC Cycle event, now in its 10th year, can take pride in completing the 23KM route – but how many can claim to have done so in a bike-sharing vehicle?
So far, Australian pro-triathlete Lachie Kerin seems to be the only one to be able to lay claim to that title. While competing in Challenge Iskandar Puteri in Malaysia last year, the steerer on his personal bike snapped, and his handlebars, frame and fork fell apart.
He spotted a bicycle from Singapore’s bike sharing service oBike, and used it to complete the race in two hours. Sure, he didn’t set any records, but you can now do the same at the OCBC Cycle 2018, with a Mobike.
Hailed as the first-of-its-kind partnership, Mobike and OCBC Cycle 2018 are offering 2,000 bike-sharing bicycles for participants at the National Stadium. If you’re one of the few who do not have a bike but want to participate, here is your chance.
All participants of OCBC Cycle 2018 will also receive a complimentary 2018 pass for Mobike bike-share rides until the end of the year, which gives them a chance to try out the Mobikes ahead of the year end event.
And if you’re up for a run, OCBC Cycle is partnering The ST Run, to encourage people to keep fit through two of the most popular sports in Singapore.
Participants of OCBC Cycle 2018 can enjoy a special 5 per cent off registration fees for September The ST Run. Those who pay with their OCBC credit or debit cards will enjoy a further 10 per cent discount. Similarly, participants of The ST Run will enjoy 5 per cent off registration fees for OCBC Cycle 2018.
Online registration is now open, with early bird discounts of up to $14 until Feb 28. Visit www.ocbccycle.com for more information.