Tour de Kapri and Cycosport Desaru Changes

A word from our Sponsor, Kent of BikePlus fame on the Cycosport Desaru Cup and a slightly different training ride option across Batam and Bintan.

1) Cycosports Desaru is changing to Nongsa and is most likely going to be the 4th October now. It’s a long story but lets say Malaysia truely…[I’m sure we’ll get the lowdown from Kent sometime, Ed.]

2) We have a great training weekend as follows, which we launched yesterday [see ANZA Facebook page, Ed.]:

25/26 October 2014
Cycosports is pleased to announce the first Tour de Kapri, covering 250km of the Batam and Bintan islands. In 2014 the tour is billed as a training camp aimed at international cyclists who would like to build their race miles as well as gain valuable training /race day tips.

Training at Your pace
The weekend is aimed at road warriors who may or may not have participated in races, but are keen to do so in the future. You must be up for 130km of riding per day at a pace of 28-30km / hr.

You will be put into a training peloton to suit your ability and speed. Each Peloton will be assisted by Training Mentors who will help guide the peloton and impart advice on riding techniques and skills.

The weekend will also include a couple of informal workshop sessions covering topics that will include riding skills, training programmes and nutrition.

But rest assured it’s not all hard work. There is plenty of time for hearty meals and a welcome dinner on Saturday night. On the Sunday ferry to Bintan will also aim to have free massages for those with tired legs. We want to make this fun!

Who Should Attend?

  • Category 3 riders looking to improve before their next big race
  • First time Category 2 riders who need the extra miles
  • Experienced Gran Fondo riders looking to step up to race next year

Event Pricing
The weekend package of $295* includes all ferries, 4-star accommodation (twin share), meals, and training / road support. We’ll even throw in a souvenir cycling jersey. But hurry there are only 150 slots available.

Please note that the accommodation is twin share so we recommend you sign up with a buddy so you know the guy / girl snoring in your room.

Early Bird Pricing
The first 50 slots will be priced at $220 (all inclusive)*

* Except Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival
Unless you have an ASEAN passport or an APEC card, you will need an Indonesian Visa. The Visa on Arrival is SG$20 and available for purchase as part of the registration process.

Event Schedule
*schedule may be updated. Updates will be communicated via the briefing / facebook.
Day 1 Route / Event : 25 October
Singapore time
5.00am       – Ferry check in opens at Harbour Front Ferry Terminal
6.30am       – Ferry boarding
7.30am       – Ferry departure

Batam Time
7:30am        – Ferry Arrives at Sekupang
8:30am        – Ride: Sekupung to Sembulang  (60km)
10:30am      – Ride: Sembulang to Utama Restrurant (30km)
11:00am      – Early Lunch at Utama Restuarant
1:00pm         – Ride: Utama to Hotel (30km)
2:00pm         – Hotel Check In
3:00pm         – All cyclist arrived at Hotel
4:00pm         – Training Workshop A
5:00pm         – Coffee Break
5:15pm         – Training Workshop B
6:15pm         – Workshops Complete
7:00pm         – Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Day 2 Route / Event : 25 October
Batam Time
4:00am         – Breakfast Open
5:00am         – Ride: Hotel – Telega Punggur (30km)
6:30am         – Ferry Boarding
7:00am         – Ferry Departs (Snacks and Massages)
9:00am         – Ride: Uban – Pinang Ride (100+ km)
1:00pm         – Lunch
3:00pm         – Ferry Boarding
3:30pm         – Ferry Departs for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Singapore Time
5:30pm         – Arrival at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
Cancelation / Ticket Transfer
Cyclist who cancel by the 14th October can get a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the 14th October.

Cyclists who wish to transfer their ticket to a friend can do so with an admin fee of $30 before 14th October. Transfer after the 14th October will incur an $80 transfer fee.


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