Participants of Cycle Asia Singapore would be upset to know that the upcoming mega event, which is supposed to be held in two weeks’ time from 10 April to 12 April, would be postponed by 12 months to April next year. This was announced by organisers Spectrum Worldwide on its corporate website last Friday.
Running into its seventh edition if held successfully, Cycle Asia Singapore is one of the two mass-cycling events which would have brought participants through the Marina Bay area and East Coast Park before finishing off the route at the F1 Pit Building. The other mass-cycling event is the OCBC Cycle, which would be held this year from 29 August to 30 August.
In its announcement, Spectrum Worldwide said: “After much consideration it is with great disappointment that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Cycle Asia Singapore event to April 2016. The event had originally been scheduled to be held from 10 to 12 April 2015.” It added, “Spectrum Worldwide has always been committed to delivering safe, top quality experiences for our participants. Unfortunately the current sponsorship environment has made it very difficult for us to secure a new Title sponsor that would enable us to meet these objectives for Cycle Asia Singapore this year.”
So far, Cycle Asia Singapore has raked more than 10,500 participants across six categories.
Spectrum Worldwide has offered three options for participants who have signed up for the event and paid the entry fees. The first option is to approach Spectrum Worldwide for a full refund by 8 May. The second option is to transfer the entry fees to the following year. Lastly, participants could transfer the entry fees to participate in Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur, which would be held this year from 12 June to 14 June. Nonetheless, participants who have paid the entry fees would be entitled to the limited edition Cycle Asia Singapore cycling jersey, T-shirt and goody bag. Participants could collect the goodies at the F1 Pit Building on 10 April between 10am to 10pm.