Missing your racing fix after Nongsa? – other options available

The hellish haze resulted in Saturday’s Cycosports Nongsa race  getting cancelled yesterday. Sad news for the local racing community but definitely the right decision from a health perspective.

For those brave souls that have an itching in their thigh muscles and a desperate need to smash the competition/get dropped on the 1st hill, there’s a few options on the horizon.

OCBC Sprint Series: 16th October
This one is a bit of a mystery with a Facebook page appearing earlier this week in very low key fashion. It’s a unique format involving 1km sprints around the highly technical go-carting track at Turf City. It’s a night event with qualifying rounds and then a knock out format. Could be interesting and something that becomes a regular event if well supported.

Johor Megaride : 10th October
Again, a bit of an unknown quantity. This one starts down by the Pasir Gudang motor bike track in Johor – a site that we’re all intimate with from the Cycosports race series. However the event then takes us all the way up to Senai for a 100km race before ending back at Pasir Gudang. Entry is only $50 so it’s worth a gamble!

Cycosports Centaurs jungle cross: 11th October
A new Cyclo-Cross, MTB , Fat Bike race event from the good people at Cycosports. This one is at the new Centaurs Jungle Trail located at Turf City. Great racing for all levels including a kids race. The location is superb, decent food, coffee and the video of the course looks fun. Well worth a trip down for a fun morning of racing.

Masters Tour of Chiang Mai: October 23-26
A classic event now in its 5th year. The MTCM is one of the best multi day events in the region with 4 days in the mountains round the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. A great course, strong field and some excellent bikes shops and food this one is well recommended. There’s always a decent sized contingent from Singapore going along.

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