SG-Coach Level 1 Integrated Course (Cycling)

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SG-Coach Level 1 Integrated Course (Cycling)

Event Changes

The venue for Singapore Cycle Safe Trainers Course on 8-9 Feb 2017

has been changed from Sports Hub to

Outward Bound Reception Centre

22 PUNGGOL ROAD - TRACK 19

SINGAPORE 828871

 

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2017 Season – MTB

Updated on 28 February 2017

OCBC CYCLE NATIONAL RANKING AND POINTS SYSTEM – MOUNTAIN BIKE (MTB)

INTRODUCTION

The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) is pleased to announce that the OCBC CycleNational Ranking and Points System for mountain bike events will be introduced for 2017, as part of a strategic objective to enhance the vibrancy of the local events eco-system. Points acquired will count towards a National Ranking by the end of the local racing season.

The OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points System are intended to achieve the following:

  1. Increase opportunities for more winners and reasons to celebrate ;
  2. Encourage participation in multiple events in any one local racing season ;
  3. Complement SCF’s existing Athlete Selection Policy and thereby, ensure that the process of athlete selection for overseas competitions and Major Games remains robust and objective.

The OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points System for Road were reviewed at the end of the 2016 season with enhancements for the 2017 season. These include:

  1. award for highest ranked Singaporean team/club
  2. awards for highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s and women’s open categories
  3. presentation of prizes for the highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s and women’s open categories

Individual Ranking

Individual rankings and points will be awarded in the following14categories.That is, seven (7) categories for men and,seven (7) categories for women.

Men’s Women’s
(1) Junior A (17 – 18 years) (8) Junior A (17 – 18 years)
(2) Junior B (13 – 16 years) (9) Junior B (13 – 16 years)
(3) Open (19 years and above) (10) Open (19 years and above)
(4) Master (35 – 44 years) (11)  Masters (35 – 44 years)
(5) Super Masters (45 – 54 years) (12) Super Masters (45 – 54 years)
(6) Cyclo-cross (Equipment: Cyclo-cross Bicycles Only)
(13) Cyclo-cross ((Equipment: Cyclo-cross Bicycles Only)
(7) All Mountain  (Equipment: Full suspension bicycle with front fork above 130mm in travel) (14) All Mountain  (Equipment: Full suspension bicycle with front fork above 130mm in travel)

**No ranking points will be awarded in the Youth (12 years and under) and Sports Categories. . For the Sports Category, it will be for anyone from 13 years old and above. If the confirmed participation numbers in the Sports Category, for any one event for those between 13 and 18 years of age, is 15 or more, the SCF in consultation with the event organiser will split the Sports Category into a Sports A (19 years of age and above) and B Category (13 to 18 years of age). Do, however, note that the final decision on this will be made taking into consideration the event schedule and time available for the completion of all race categories.

Determining Age

Age is determined by the present year minus the year of birth of the competitor (i.e. 2017 minus 2000 is 17 years).

To Start a Race – Minimum number of registered cyclist or team per event category

In order for an event category to “start,” there will no longer be a requirement for a minimum of three (3) cyclists or teams in that category. Even if there is only one (1) registered cyclist or team, arrangements will be made for this cyclist or team to start in an appropriate “wave” of cyclists. A medal will also be presented to the lone registered cyclist or team who completes the race.

Points Computation

In the event where we have two, or more, cyclists and teams vying for the same position with a similar number of points,  the eventual ranking will be based on the greatest number of 1st places on the individual ranking. Should a tie still occur, it will be based on the greatest number of 2nd places, then 3rd places, etc.Only places for which SCF ranking points are allocated will be taken into consideration.

Team Ranking (Best Team and Best Singaporean Team)

The team rankings shall be obtained by adding the points of the team’sfour (4) best placed cyclists in the individual rankings in the current year. The following Table provides an illustration as to how points will be computed:

Best 4 ranked riders of each team Team ABC Team XYZ
1 Mr Tan (total 1 point) Mr Goh (total 1 point)
2 Mrs Tan (total 1 point) Mr Goh (total 3 points)
3 Mr Lee  (total 1 point) Mr Ng (total 16 points)
4 Mrs Lee (total 13 points) Mrs Ng (total 26 points)
Total Team points 16 points 46 points (1st in Team Ranking)

Determining Best Singaporean Team

Best Singaporean team shall be obtained by adding together the points of their four (4) highest ranked cyclists in the individual ranking in the current year.

Switching Teams

Cyclists are permitted to change team names anytime during the season, however no transfer of individual cyclist points will be permitted to be brought forward to the new team during the season.

Change of Team Name

Teams are permitted to change their team name during the season. However, the SCF and the Event Organiser must be kept informed with at least one months’ notice, prior to the race/competition date.

Prizes

At the end of the season, SCF or the Event Organiser shall award prizes* to the highest ranked   individuals** and team/club, as well as the highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s open and highest ranked Singaporean  in the women’s open categories and  the highest ranked Singaporean team/club** . In addition, the SCF may award prizes to cyclists according to their classification.

A medal will be presented to a lone registered cyclist in an individual event or team, in a team event, who completes a particular race category. However, do note that, in order to be considered for the OCBC Cycle national ranking points at the end of the 2017 racing season, there must be a minimum of at least three (3) cyclists or teams registered, for a particular category, in at least two (2) SCF National ranked events.

Details of the prize presentation award ceremony will be communicated by SCF to all winners after the final event for the season.

NOTE
(*) Cycosports will not be giving medals for Jungle Cross races, only trophies will be presented at the end of the year.

(**) To qualify as the highest ranked Singaporean team/club, all top four (4) ranked Singaporean cyclists from that club must have at least 1 ranking point for the 2017 mountain bike season. In the event of a tie, only 1 prize (or trophy) will be awarded and this will have to be shared.

In the event of a tie in the individual categories, prizes will be presented to all the highest ranked athletes. Highest ranked Singaporean men’s and women’s categories will be also be awarded prizes.

National Champion Jersey

A National Champion jersey will be awarded to the winner in each category, except Youth and Sports, in the OCBC Cycle National MTB Championship. However, there must be at least three (3) participants in each of the category before the National Champion jersey will be awarded. In a situation where there is only one (1) participant, a medal will be awarded if the cyclist completes the race.

List of Competitions and Points scale

Points awarded for each of the following competitions will be communicated along with the full results at the end of each race.

Position Cycosports Junglecross (1) E3Sports MTB Performance Challenge Cycosports Junglecross (2) E3Sports MTB Performance Challenge Cycosports Junglecross (3) OCBC Cycle National Mountain Bike Championship Cycosports Junglecross Team Event (4) E3Sports MTB Performance Challenge Cycosports Junglecross (5) Cycosports Junglecross (6) E3Sports MTB Performance Challenge
  12 Feb 2017 12  Mar 2017 23 Apr 2017 28 May 2017 9 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017 13 Aug 2017 3 Sep 2017 24 Sep 2017 12 Nov 2017 19 Nov 2017
  Cross Country
Cross Country
Cross Country
Cross Country
Cross Country
Cross Country** Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country
Cross Country
Cross Country
1 13 13 13 13 13 20 13 13 13 13 13
2 11 11 11 11 11 15 11 11 11 11 11
3 9 9 9 9 9 13 9 9 9 9 9
4 7 7 7 7 7 11 7 7 7 7 7
5 6 6 6 6 6 10 6 6 6 6 6
6 5 5 5 5 5 9 5 5 5 5 5
7 4 4 4 4 4 8 4 4 4 4 4
8 3 3 3 3 3 7 3 3 3 3 3
9 2 2 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 2
10 1 1 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1

** OCBC Cycle National Mountain Bike Championship – no ranking points for Downhill event

Note: The event and dates listed above by E3Sports and Cycosports are tentative and subject to further changes.

2017 Season – Road

Updated on 31 May 2017

OCBC CYCLE NATIONAL RANKING AND POINTS SYSTEM – ROAD

INTRODUCTION

The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) is pleased to announce that the OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points System for Road events will continue in 2017, as part of a strategic objective to enhance the vibrancy of the local events eco-system. Points acquired will count towards a National Ranking by the end of the local racing season.

The OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points System are intended to achieve the following:

  1. Increase opportunities for more winners and reasons to celebrate ;
  2. Encourage participation in multiple events in any one local racing season ;
  3. Complement SCF’s existing Athlete Selection Policy and thereby, ensure that the process of athlete selection for overseas competitions and Major Games remains robust and objective.

The OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points System were reviewed at the end of the 2016 season with enhancements for the 2017 season. These include:

  1. award for highest ranked Singaporean team/club
  2. awards for highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s and women’s open categories
  3. presentation of pink jerseys for the highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s and women’s open categories
  4. the award of points in three regional competitions which Singaporeans and Singapore-based cyclists regularly participate in viz. Tour De Phuket, Tour De Barelang and Nongsa Challenge.

Individual Ranking (Total of 11 ranking categories)

Individual rankings and points will be awarded in the following 11 categories. That is, six (6) categories for men and six (6) categories for women.

Men’s Women’s
(1)    Junior A (17 – 18 years) (7) Junior A (17 – 18 years)
(2)    Junior B (13 – 16 years) (8) Junior B (13 – 16 years)
(3)    Open (19 years and above) (9) Open (19 years and above)
(4)    Master (35 – 44 years) (10) Master (35 – 44 years)
(5)    Super Masters (45 – 54 years) (11) Super Masters (45 – 54 years)
(6)    Veteran (55 years and above) (12) Veteran (55 years and above)

**No ranking points will be awarded in the Youth (12 years and under) and Sports Categories. For the Sports Category, it will be for anyone from 13 years old and above. If the confirmed participation numbers in the Sports Category, for any one event for those between 13 and 18 years of age, is 15 or more, the SCF in consultation with the event organiser will split the Sports Category into a Sports A (19 years of age and above) and B Category (13 to 18 years of age). Do, however, note that the final decision on this will be made taking into consideration the event schedule and time available for the completion of all race categories.

Determining Age

Age is determined by the present year minus the year of birth of the competitor (i.e. 2017 minus 2000 is 17 years).

To Start a Race – Minimum number of registered cyclist or team per event category

In order for an event category to “start,” there will no longer be a requirement for a minimum of three (3) cyclists or teams in that category. Even if there is only one (1) registered cyclist or team, arrangements will be made for this cyclist or team to start in an appropriate “wave” of cyclists. A medal will also be presented to the lone registered cyclist or team who completes the race.

Team Events/Races

This is in regards to the IM Event Criterium on 5 Feb 2017, the OCBC Cycle Team Time Trials on 26 Mar 2017 and the OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship on 1 July 2017. That is,

a.     A team of four (4) or a team of two (2) may comprise cyclists from various age/event categories and a mix of gender. If the team finishes in the Top 10, all cyclists in that team can secure a ranking point in accordance to the OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points Table.

b.     However, do note that by the end of the 2017 racing season, there must be a minimum of at least three (3) cyclists registered in a particular category in at least two (2) SCF National ranked events before  ranking points can be accorded in accordance to the OCBC Cycle National Ranking and Points Table or yellow/pink jerseys be presented.

c.     IM Events Criterium – 5 Feb 2017

1.      All individuals must indicate, at the point of registration, which of the following twelve (12) ranking categories he/she wishes for individual ranking points to be counted towards for the awarding of Top 10 OCBC Cycle National Ranking points. i.e.

Men’s Junior A (1)
Men’s Junior B (2)
Women’s Junior A (3)
Women’s Junior B (4)
Men’s Open (5)
Women’s Open (6)
Men’s Masters (7)
Men’s Super-Masters (8)
Men’s Veteran (9)
Women’s Masters (10)
Women’s Super-Masters (11)
Women’s Veteran (12)

2.     Four (4) cyclists to start in a team (Men’s or Women’s Open) and the total fastest time (qualifying or final round) of each individual cyclists who completes the race will be computed and accorded top 10 individual ranking points according to his/her pre-declared categories.

3.     For Men’s and Women Youth (13 to 18 years) will compete as individuals (not Team) and the total fastest time of each individual cyclists who completes the race will be computed and accordedtop 10 individual ranking points according to his/her pre-declared categories.

d.     OCBC Cycle Team Time Trials – 26 Mar 2017

1.    All cyclists must indicate, at the point of registration, which of the following twelve (12) ranking categories he/she wishes for individual ranking points to be counted towards:

Men’s Junior A (1)
Men’s Junior B (2)
Women’s Junior A (3)
Women’s Junior B (4)
Men’s Open (5)
Women’s Open (6)
Men’s Masters (7)
Men’s Super-Masters (8)
Men’s Veteran (9)
Women’s Masters (10)
Women’s Super-Masters (11)
Women’s Veteran (12)

2.    Four (4) to start in a Quad team event. The third (3rd) cyclist’s time across the finishing line will be taken to compute the final ranking/standing of the team. All four cyclists will be accorded team ranking points if they finish in the Top 10 for the Quad team events. (i.e. Team A wins, rider 1 = 13 points, rider 2 = 13 points, rider 3 = 13 points, rider 4 = 13 points)

3.    Two (2) to start in a Duo team and the timing of the second cyclistacross the finishing line will be taken to compute the final ranking/standing of the team. Two (2) men Duo, Two (2) women Duo and Mix Duo team events will be offered. Both cyclists in the team will be accorded team ranking points if they finish in the Top 10 for the Duo team events.(i.e. Team A wins, rider 1 = 13 points, rider 2 = 13 points)

4.    A Quad mixed gender team of four (4) where all four (4) cyclists must complete the race and the time of the fourth cyclist who crosses the finish line will be taken to compute the final ranking/standing of the team. All four cyclists will be accorded team ranking points if they finish in the Top 10 Quad mixed gender team events.(i.e. Team A wins, rider 1 = 13 points, rider 2 = 13 points, rider 3 = 13 points, rider 4 = 13 points)

5.    In an event that a cyclist participates in two or more categories, only the higher points achieved from one category would be used when tabulating overall individual ranking points.

e.     OCBC Cycle Speedway Club Championship – 1 July 2017

1.     There are two categories in the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championship:

– The Club Championship whereby registration is on a first come first serve basis. The OCBC Cycle National points ranking of the cyclists, based on the records of SCF, will have a bearing on the final selection into the Club Championship. The decision of the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championship Organising Committee (OCBC Bank/PICH event Management Company) will be final.

– The SEAsian Championship is a by invitation only event for all SEAsian National Federations.

2.    The OCBC Cycle Speedway Championship’s minimum age is 19 years and above. No ranking points will be allocated for Junior A (17 – 18 years) and Junior B (13 – 16 years).

3.     Points will be awarded for the following eight (8) ranking categories:

Men’s Open (1)
Women’s Open (2)
Men’s Masters (3)
Men’s Super-Masters (4)
Men’s Veteran (5)
Women’s Masters (6)
Women’s Super-Masters (7)
Women’s Veteran (8)

4.     All cyclists must indicate, at the point of registration, which of the eight (8) ranking categories he/she wishes for ranking points to be counted towards.

5.     For both the SEA and Club Championship events, each of the individual cyclists in the top six (6) teams will qualify for points (e.g. for a first placed team, 13 points each will be awarded for all cyclists in the same team, including the reserve cyclist).

6.     In the event that a cyclist participates in both the Club and SEA Championship, only the higher points achieved from either the Club or SEA Championship (not both points) would be used when tabulating overall individual ranking points.

7.     Total of four (4) cyclists shall form a team. Two (2) cyclists to start per wave x 2 waves and the total time of the four (4) cyclists will be added for final ranking/positions. All four cyclists (and the reserve cyclist) will be accorded ranking points if they finish in the Top 6.

One-Day and Stage Races

This is in relation to (a) Tour de Phuket from 17 to 19 March 2017, (b) Tour De Barelang on 13 May 2017 and (c) OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 21 May 2017, (d) Nongsa Challenge 27 Aug 2017.

The Tour De Phuket, Tour De Barelang and Nongsa Challenge will each have three (3) sign up categories (i.e. Cat 1, Cat 2, Cat 3), where cyclists would have a choice to ride in any of the three (3) categories.

The total fastest time would be used to compute SCF’s ranking points across all of the following twelve (12) ranking categories:

Men’s Junior A (1)
Men’s Junior B (2)
Women’s Junior A (3)
Women’s Junior B (4)
Men’s Open (5)
Women’s Open (6)
Men’s Masters (7)
Men’s Super-Masters (8)
Men’s Veteran (9)
Women’s Masters (10)
Women’s Super-Masters (11)
Women’s Veteran (12)

However, cyclists must indicate at the point of event race registration which of the twelve (12) ranking categories cyclists he/she wishes for individual ranking points to be counted towards.

Points Computation

In the event where we have two, or more, cyclists and teams vying for the same position with similar number of points,  the eventual ranking will be based on the greatest number of 1st places on the individual ranking. Should a tie still occur, it will be based on the greatest number of 2nd places, then 3rd places, etc. Only places for which SCF ranking points are allocated will be taken into consideration.

Team Ranking (Best Team and Best Singaporean Team)

The team rankings shall be obtained by adding together the points of their four (4) best placed cyclists in the individual rankings in the current year. The following Table provides an illustration as to how points will be computed:

Best 4 ranked riders of each team Team ABC Team XYZ
1 Mr Tan (total 1 point) Mr Goh (total 1 point)
2 Mrs Tan (total 1 point) Mr Goh (total 3 points)
3 Mr Lee  (total 1 point) Mr Ng (total 16 points)
4 Mrs Lee (total 13 points) Mrs Ng (total 26 points)
Total Team points 16 points 46 points (1st in Team Ranking)

 

Determining Best Singaporean Team

The Best Singaporean team shall be obtained by adding together the points of their four (4) highest ranked Singaporean cyclists in the individual ranking in the current year.

Switching Teams

Cyclists are permitted to switch to another team. However, the cyclist may not carry over his accumulated points to the new team during the season.

Change of Team Name

Teams are permitted to change their team name during the season. However, the SCF and the Event Organiser must be kept informed with at least one months’ notice, prior to the race/competition date.

Prizes

At the end of the season, SCF shall award prizes to the highest ranked individuals* and team/club, as well as the highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s open and highest ranked Singaporean in the women’s open categories and  the highest ranked Singaporean team/club*.  In addition, the SCF may award prizes to cyclists according to their classification and may award a Points Leader’s jersey to both leaders of the individual and team classifications.

A medal will be presented to a lone registered cyclist in an individual event or team, in a team event, who completes a particular race category. However, do note that, in order to be considered for the OCBC Cycle national ranking points or a yellow/pink jersey at the end of the 2017 racing season, there must be a minimum of at least three (3) cyclists or teams registered, for a particular category, in at least two (2) SCF National ranked events.

Details of the prize presentation award ceremony will be communicated by SCF to all winners after the final event for the season.

NOTE (*)
To qualify as the highest ranked Singaporean  team/club, all top four (4) ranked Singaporean cyclists from that club must have at least 1 ranking point for the 2017 road series. In the event of a tie, only 1 prize (or trophy) will be awarded and this will have to be shared.

In the event of a tie in the individual categories, yellow jerseys will be presented to all the highest ranked athletes. As for the highest ranked Singaporean in the men’s and women’s categories, pink jerseys will be awarded.

National Champion Jersey

A National Champion jersey will be awarded to the winner in each category, except Youth and Sports, in the OCBC Cycle National Road Championship. However, there must be at least three (3) participants in each of the category before the National Champion jersey will be awarded. In a situation where there is only one (1) participant, a medal will be awarded if the cyclist completes the race.

List of Competitions and Points scale

Points awarded for each of the following competitions will be communicated along with the full results at the end of each race.

Position IM Criterium Tour
de Phuket
 OCBC Cycle Road Team Time Trial OCBC Cycle
National Road Championship
Tour
de Barelang
OCBC Cycle
National Road Championship
OCBC Cycle
Speedway Club & SEA Championship
Nongsa Challenge
  5 Feb 2017 17 to
19  Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 7 May 2017 13 May 2017 21 May 2017 1 July 2017 27 Aug 2017
  -Individual ranking
points
-Individual ranking
points for final general classification
-Team Time Trial

-Points per rider counting for individual ranking

-Individual Time Trial

-Individual ranking points

-Individual ranking
points
-Criterium

-Individual ranking points

-Team event

-Points per rider counting for the individual ranking

-Individual ranking
points
1 13 13 13 22 13 20 13 (Finals) 13
2 11 11 11 16 11 15 11 (Finals) 11
3 9 9 9 13 9 13 9 (Finals) 9
4 7 7 7 10 7 11 7 (Finals) 7
5 6 6 6 9 6 10 6 Fastest team from remaining non-finalists 6
6 5 5 5 8 5 9 5 Fastest team from remaining non-finalists 5
7 4 4 4 7 4 8 0 (Qualifiers) 4
8 3 3 3 6 3 7 0 (Qualifiers) 3
9 2 2 2 5 2 6 0 (Qualifiers) 2
10 1 1 1 4 1 5 0 (Qualifiers) 1

 

 

Open Invitation to Singapore Cycle Safe Ambassador Course (L1 & 2)

 

SINGAPORE CYCLE SAFE AMBASSADOR COURSE (LEVEL 1 & 2)

 

  1. The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) invites all cyclists and cycling enthusiasts to participate in the Singapore Cycle Safe Ambassador Course (a one day course from 9am to 4pm). This course is supported by the People’s Association’s Community Sports Club and interested participants are not required to pay a course fee.
  1. A total of eight (8) course dates have been scheduled and these would be as follows,
2016 2017
13 Nov * 7 Jan
20 Nov * 14 Jan
26 Nov 11 Feb
3 Dec 18 Feb

*Note: training venue is confirmed at Sembawang Community Club on 13 and 20 Nov 2016

The Level 1 & 2 Ambassador course will include theory and practical elements focusing on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management (i.e. Cycling equipment, Cyclists, Cycling Environment, Cycling activity)
  • How to make a presentation on safe cycling
  • Understanding the safe cycling components necessary for cycling within the Park Connector Networks
  1. If you are a cycling enthusiast, community sports leader, teacher or parent, you will find this course highly relevant. By the end of the day-long course, you would have picked up safe cycling skills and knowledge which you can either apply or actively advocate to your family, neighbours, students or cycling ‘kakis.’
  1. On successfully completing the one-day course, you will, as a SAFE CYCLE AMBASSADOR, be able to promote safe cycling awareness to the public in your neighbourhood and surrounding park connector network and at events organised by the People’s Association and the SCF.
  1. We will be able to accommodate a maximum of 25 participants per course date and this will strictly be on a first-come-first served basis. On a related matter, while we will be able to loan you a bicycle and helmet for use during the course, please remember to be appropriately attired in sports gear and covered sports shoes.
  1. If you are keen to sign up for this course, please provide us with your:
    • full name
    • contact number and email address
    • preferred course date

either via email to admin@cycling.org.sg or call 67846621 or private message at https://www.facebook.com/singaporecyclingfederation/.

This course is supported by

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Register / Renew now for the SCF Membership and enjoy a discount of more than 10%.

At $75.00, we will package both SCF Membership and more importantly, coverage for Personal Accident and Personal Liability on a worldwide basis for all activities sanctioned or organised by SCF. This is an “early-bird” rate and we hope to secure your membership/ race licensing renewal by 30 November 2016. We would then process all applications and have your membership and/or race license ready by the 1st week of January 2017, in time for the first race of the 2017 season.

Registration / Renewals received after 30 November 2016 will be at $85.00

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