#TOGO517 may have been over, but for these ambitious riders, the thirst for more success remains just as acute with #TOGO817 looming ever closer.
For some hopefuls, the #TOGO517 Jersey Collection Day left them star-struck, as elite finishers and achievement winners turned up to collect their sleek black finisher jerseys and certificates. Perhaps you’re wondering how you would ever be able to get on their level; perhaps you feel like you’re stuck in mediocrity, on the verge of throwing in the towel. “Just what does it take to scale greater heights?” you may wonder. These winners, having started from the bottom, know exactly how it feels and have generously shared their personal tips, in the spirit of the strong comradeship often demonstrated within Singapore’s many cycling communities.
Our little island city state of Singapore is the third most densely populated country in the world behind Monaco and Macau, with a total population of around 5.6 million people. With just 719.1km2, land is scarce and comes at a premium, as reflected in our steep property and vehicles prices.
Customisation has been a sweeping trend ever since consumers grew bored of generic stock designs and saw fabric as a blank canvass to express their creativity on. There are already stores around Singapore offering customized T-shirt services, and it is about time cyclists are being afforded the same liberty.
Folding bicycles, or simply Foldies, are all the rage nowadays! Since its steady inception into the local market about three to four years ago, more cyclists have taken an interest in riding folding bikes, discarding their prized mountain-climbing rigs and road racing gizmos to make space for the smaller-sized two-wheeler (well, in fact, many sold them away online at a third of their original prices).
Jet Hobby is a local retail shop which originally started with the sale and supply of radio controlled aircraft as well as parts and accessories to build, repair or modify all manners and types of aircraft models, in their early days when drones were still rarely found in Singapore, helicopters and airplanes are the mainstay of radio controlled aircraft and in their shop, you could find all sorts of raw materials, parts, repair or build kits as well as a whole complete selection of specialized electronics and controllers to enable the user to not only get their aircraft off the ground, but to keep them flying in the air gracefully and skillfully and then land it back down just as carefully as well, and if there was ever an occasion where take-offs, flights and landings did not go as planned or as intended, you would certainly be able to find a replacement or repair part among the thousands of items that they had handing on the many display isles in the shop.
By any measure, Aleoca bikes have traditionally been perceived as lower-end bikes that can, at best, perform a milk-run to the nearest supermarket. Judging from the affordable price-tags and their abundance in hypermarkets, this might be true to a large extent. However, faced with increased competition in the two-wheeled trade, things have changed for Aleoca Pro Singapore Pte Ltd, the company that designs, manufactures and distributes Aleoca bikes. Having underwent several transformations within the company, Aleoca has kept up with the cadence of the peloton of bike-makers in the two-wheeled industry, successfully detaching itself from the stigma of being the maker of low-end bikes.