OCBC Cycle 2016 Set Singapore Record for the Longest Distance on a Stationary Bike

Over the past two days, OCBC Cycle 2016 succeeded in setting a Singapore Record for the Longest Distance on a Stationary Bike in Six Hours.

The rider who broke the record during the 24 Hour OCBC Cycle 2016 Launch Event was Alan Grant from Specialised Mavericks, who smashed the record with a distance of 217.2km.

Alan Grant from Specialised Mavericks. (Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

Alan Grant from Specialised Mavericks.
(Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

He beat riders from New Moon, OCBC Bank and Geylang Cycling Club en route to his epic record setting ride.

Epic Feat was set at OrchardGateway

The epic feat was held at OrchardGateway from 12.00pm on 15 April to 12.00pm on 16 April together with the launch event of Singapore’s premiere mass cycling event.

The previous record had been set in June 2008 by Zeng YuKai, and it had been 142.2km.

Said Grant, “I quite like these mental challenges on the bike. There was lots going on and it was quite stimulating. It was hard but you are competing against the other teams so that gives you the motivation. I am really happy to have broke the record.”

Another separate challenge to clock the most mileage on a stationary bike

Specialised Mavericks also won the 24 Hours challenge. (Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

Specialised Mavericks also won the 24 Hours challenge.
(Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

Besides the record breaking feat, another challenge, also taking place during the OCBC Cycle 2016 launch, had required the riders from each of the four teams as well, to clock the most mileage on a stationary bike within a 24 hour period.

This title was also swept up by the Specialised Mavericks team, which clocked 864.9km altogether. New Moon came a close second with 858km and Geylang Cycling Club rounded off the top three with 810.9km.

An excellent way to stimulate their fitness levels 

According to Geylang Cycling Club captain Kenneth Keng, the challenge was an excellent way to stimulate the fitness levels of his team. Said Keng, “Our team felt that the challenge was tough, and each of us took turns riding for an hour or two. It is way harder than riding on the road but a 24 Hour challenge like this is an excellent way to maintain our fitness.”

The four teams which took part in the challenge. (Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

The four teams which took part in the 24 Hours challenge. (Photo Credit: OCBC Cycle)

OCBC Cycle takes place on 1 and 2 October and registration starts tomorrow 

The OCBC Cycle 2016 takes place on the weekend of 1 and 2 October this year and online registration starts tomorrow (18 April) 10am.

For more information, visit ocbccycle.com

Click here for more about the OCBC CYCLE 2016 Launch Event.

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