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Criteriums the key but roadblocks are plenty

October 13, 2016 The year 2016 might go down as a banner year for the sport of bicycle road racing in Singapore. Thanks to a combination of a reinvigorated Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF), enthusiastic events [...]

Poh Shen: the coach that leads by example

"Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." So says 24-year-old Poh Shen, Second Wind Academy's youngest coach and no mean athlete himself; among his laurels are age group [...]

The importance of not being earnest (or ditch the ego to be a better rider)

The 12 of us were trundling along at a very comradely 26kph, several morsels of chit chat peppering the air along with the odd sprinkle of laughter, everyone at ease and riding quite happily together, [...]

Athlete profile: ultra-runner Ben Swee

Inspired by our article last month on the 160km Craze Ultra – Are You Nuts? race, Singapore's longest annual ultramarathon, we decided to delve deeper into the sport of ultra-running. Who better to find out [...]

Kona is a go for Singapore triathletes!

The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii is still the most prestigious triathlon of each and every year and the 2016 edition is happening this Saturday, October 8. A number of Singapore-based athletes are taking [...]

Female focus at Specialized Concept Store

The best bike shops aren’t necessarily the glitzy ones with all the latest frames, wheels, shoes and gadgets on display, rather the best bike shops are the ones where customers are made to feel welcome [...]

Club Focus: Ascenders Team

In our continuing Club Focus series, today we feature the Ascenders Team, a local cycling squad that has seen its members sport the same distinctive kit design since the club was first launched. What’s the [...]

Junaidi Hashim, the comeback king

Some of us struggle to find the motivation to train for a single race, let alone an entire season; early mornings, diet choices and less time with loved ones are just some of the myriad [...]

Malaysia sweeps to OCBC Speedway title

Oct 2, 2016 Singapore – A sweltering sun and late morning storm did nothing to spoil the fun at the 2016 OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships yesterday at the Singapore Sports Hub as Malaysia and the [...]

Photo Gallery: 2016 SUniG Aquathlon

September 30, 2016 Sometimes a gallery of photos is enough to tell a story all by itself. Case in point, this superb collection of images taken by Second Wind Magazine's Jing Zhi Chua, which summarises [...]

Speedway racing set to rock OCBC Cycle 2016

September 30, 2016 Singapore – OCBC Cycle 2016, Singapore’s biggest festival of cycling, kicks off tomorrow with an exciting team relay criterium contest, the OCBC Cycle Speedway Championships, which includes both national squad and domestic [...]

Second Wind Academy helps rookie Tiw hit goals

Our previous Q&A interviews with Second Wind Academy athletes have concentrated on some of Singapore’s rising triathlon stars. But Second Wind Academy is not just for elite athletes, so today we’re placing one of the “normal” [...]

Bike Shop Profile: Bike Haus

After opening our new series on local bike shops in August with Last of the bike uncles, we turn this time to Bukit Timah institution Bike Haus. There are actually two branches of Bike Haus, run [...]

Put that power meter away!

In the conclusion to our two-part series examining the pros and cons of power-based training, former Continental pro rider Lee Rodgers, aka the CrankPunk, explains why he more often than not implores his coaching clients to ignore the watts [...]

NUS defends SUniG Aquathlon titles in style

September 27, 2016 Singapore’s finest varsity athletes gathered at the East Coast Park last Saturday for the 2016 Singapore University Games (SUniG) Aquathlon, with Kenneth Lim and Deborah Goh leading the way for the National [...]

Club Focus: Harding MTB Racing Team

Frequent attendees of Singapore cycling races this year will be very familiar with the distinctive orange jerseys of Harding MTB Racing Team. Not only have the Harding youngsters been gracing podiums on a regular basis, [...]

Speed bumps: Goh Choon Huat’s rocky road to glory

“Huat” is a Singlish colloquial term which means “to prosper” or “to strike it big”. It is a fitting nickname for Donaben Goh Choon Huat, affectionately known as “Ah Huat” among his friends and teammates. [...]

Years of dedication pay off for Sumedha Lim

Having picked up the sport in 2006, triathlon has been part of 20-year-old Sumedha Lim's life for almost half his time on earth. Those long years of dedication paid off big for Lim in April [...]

Unleash your power at the Athlete Lab

In the first of a two-part series examining the pros and cons of power-based training, we visit Singapore cycling studio Athlete Lab, which fully embraces the mighty watt. –––––––––––––––––––––––– It wasn’t so long ago that [...]

Brown and Dohling conquer mud at Jungle Cross IV

September 19, 2016 Singapore – A week of rain turned the Centaurs Jungle Trail into a muddy quagmire but that did nothing to spoil the action at Jungle Cross IV yesterday, where Anthony Brown (Cannasia) [...]

Tri-Factor makes bold move with Thailand expansion

Having attracted a remarkable 35,000 participants in Singapore since making its debut in 2009, the successful Tri-Factor Series is embarking on a major expansion by moving into the regional triathlon market. The big day is [...]

Triathlon relights fire for burnt-out swimmer Low

In the third of our series of interviews with Second Wind Academy athletes, we feature Zacharias Low, a Sports Science Management student at Republic Polytechnic. The 19-year-old Low has recorded some remarkable results in the [...]

Perth pulls off perfect gran fondo world champs

The city of Perth staged a grand show last weekend in hosting the world amateur cycling championships, but the masterstroke that made the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships (GFWC) such a success was moving the [...]

Craze Ultra goes the distance for Singapore

September 6, 2016 – The oppressive heat of the day was subsiding and the first wave of participants in the Craze Ultra 2016 were 11 hours into their race as last Saturday night beckoned. Without the fanfare [...]

Suriadi bounces back after cycling accident

A cycling accident in 2014 left promising triathlon star Jeremia Christy Suriadi with compression fractures in seven vertebrae and a broken hipbone. It took guts and passion for the 19-year-old Second Wind Academy athlete to [...]