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Cycling: All 2,000 slots for OCBC Cycle’s 20km City Ride sold out

Cycling: All 2,000 slots for OCBC Cycle's 20km City Ride sold out

In-person cycling will return to the OCBC Cycle after two years of going virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. SINGAPORE – Demand for mass in-person…

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In-person cycling will return to the OCBC Cycle after two years of going virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic. SINGAPORE – Demand for mass in-person races continues to rise with cycling enthusiasts snapping up all 2,000 slots of the OCBC Cycle’s 20km City Ride just six days after registration commenced last Monday (March 14).

Last year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon also saw over 80 per cent of the 4,000 in-person slots filled five days after registration started on Nov 3.

OCBC head of group brand and communications Koh Ching Ching said this showed "the pent-up demand for big scale in-person sporting events since the start of the pandemic".

She added: "We have been getting requests to open up more slots. However, we are not able to meet these requests because of the 2,000-participant cap due to the safe management measures required. The virtual rides are also doing well with the 100km and the 200km virtual rides selling fast. We thank everyone for the overwhelming support."

For digital consulting freelancer Daniel Lee, 34, missing out on the 20km City Ride came as a rude shock.

He told The Straits Times on Tuesday: "My brother was all excited about the 20km City Ride and asked me to sign up for this event so we can ride on closed roads together for the first time. We have been each other’s ride buddies for the past few months and have not taken part in a cycling event before.

"I thought I would be able to get a slot since […]

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