That quirky event known as the TriFactor Bike returned for its eigth edition yesterday on a 7km circuit slap bang in the middle of the city. The bike race is part of the four-part TriFactor Series, which was dreamt up by the good people at events outfit Orange Room in 2009. All four legs have attracted huge participant numbers over the years, which for the TriFactor Bike in particular is remarkable given the problems other events firms and even the Singapore Cycling Federation have had in attracting people to enter bike races.
Click here to read the full feature we wrote for Second Wind Magazine.
The latest iteration of the team running the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) is currently in the process of creating a brand new national team using a selection process approved by cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste International. The most exciting thing about this selection process is that it’s all-inclusive, with absolutely any Singaporean (or Permanent Resident intending on becoming a citizen) invited to take part in the trials. No cycling experience is required, applicants don’t even need to own a bike, just a willingness to put themselves through the initial selection trials.
It might sound strange that non-cyclists be invited to try out, but there are well-documented cases in other countries of athletes from other sports switching to and excelling in cycling. The theory is that a big engine in one sport could be just as big, or perhaps bigger, in another sport, but the athlete never knew it.
Read the rest of the feature on www.secondwindmagazine.com.
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