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Getting off the plateau: the mental side of cycling

December  05, 2016 “I don’t know why but I just can’t seem to get in the right break,” Alex said to me. “Why not?” I asked, wanting him to analyze what was going on rather [...]

HolyCrit photo special

December 5, 2016 The ninth edition of HolyCrit was such a special occasion that we felt we had to share more of the images that Rhys Cheng captured under the Saturday night lights in Kallang. [...]

HolyCrit! Triumphant return for the fixie kings

December 4, 2016 Two years of adversity were swept away for the organisers of HolyCrit last night as the celebration of fixed-gear cycling returned bigger than ever before and more importantly with an official stamp [...]

Tim Reed, Ironman 70.3 world champ, runs Singapore

December 1, 2016 It’s not every day that an opportunity to run with a world champion pops up, but that’s exactly what occurred yesterday when 2016 Ironman 70.3 world champ Tim Reed led a group [...]

Athlete profile: Audax superstar Lawrence Loh

November 29, 2016 Lawrence Loh is quite a legendary figure in the Singapore endurance cycling scene. He’s a key member of the Audax Singapore club, which regularly organises rides ranging from 200km-600km into Malaysia and [...]

Photo Gallery: Jungle Cross V

November 29, 2016 As always with race reports, we can only use a handful of images, but like last week with the CSC Singapore Duathlon 2016, we just couldn't let all these extra fantastic photos [...]

Junaidi cuts through the mud for Jungle Cross V win

November 28, 2016 The 2016 Cycosports Jungle Cross series ended in fitting style yesterday, with familiar faces and pre-race favourites Junaidi bin Hashim and Tim Clarsen romping home in thoroughly filthy conditions to take respective [...]

Focus, friends and fate propel Ooi to Kona slot

November 26, 2016 Racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, is a quest many age-group triathletes obsessively pursue for large parts of their adult lives. And once the lucky ones finally get to [...]

Don’t tell me you can’t swim! – Part 2

November 24, 2016 In the first installment of his four-part article extolling triathletes not to accept as a given middling performance in the open water section of a race, Coach Shem Leong gave tips on [...]

Bike shop profile: BikePlus

Kent McCallum is a well-known figure in Singapore cycling circles. In addition to owning the BikePlus shop in the Sixth Avenue area of Bukit Timah, he’s also the co-founder of cycling events company Cycosports. The [...]

Club Focus: Mandai Hyenas

The Mandai Hyenas, another great name for a Club Focus subject; what are the origins of the name? We wanted a unique team name that’s meaningful, fun and representative of Singapore. Why Mandai? It is [...]

Photo gallery: 2016 Singapore Duathlon

November 21, 2016 You've read our race report from last Saturday's 2016 Civil Service Club Singapore Duathlon – "Feryanto, Chia take top honours" – but we had so many great photographs left over that we’ve [...]

Photo special: Swissôtel Vertical Marathon

November 21, 2016 Our photographer Rhys Cheng had a really busy weekend. After seven hours trudging through the mud on a scorching day covering the CSS Singapore Duathlon on Saturday, nobody would have blamed him [...]

Feryanto, Chia take top honours at Singapore Duathlon

November 19, 2016 Indonesia’s Oscar Feryanto was the fastest athlete at the 2016 Civil Service Club Singapore Duathlon yesterday, his dominating performance securing him the men’s Standard Distance title. Denise Chia of Singapore won the [...]

Don’t tell me you can’t swim!

November 17, 2016 I meet too many triathletes that are resigned to swimming poorly. After months and maybe years of trying to improve their "technique", they’ve all but given up hope. I've lost count of [...]

Bike shop profile: T3 Bicycle Gears

November 16, 2016 T3 Bicycle Gears has been a familiar feature to road cyclists residing in the east of Singapore for just over a decade now. From being the new kid on the block, T3 [...]

Club Focus: The Cranks

It's back to cycling this week for Club Focus and we're happy to introduce the Cranks, a bunch of guys (and one or two ladies) who reckon they have a connection to Peter Sagan! The [...]

Girl power! The Great Eastern Women’s Run

November 14, 2016 The Great Eastern Women’s Run returned for its 11th edition yesterday, with  some 15,000 runners waking up early to take to the streets of Singapore in a celebration of female athleticism. While [...]

The beautiful pain of the Taiwan KOM Challenge

As 2016 draws to a close, many endurance athletes will already be planning what events to do next year. Second Wind Magazine would like to lend a hand with that choice by publishing a short [...]

Treknology 3 makes bold Orchard Rd move

Despite the advent of the online bicycle and components industry, local bike shops are still the first point of call in times of desire or need for most Singaporean cyclists. In our continuing series highlighting [...]

Club Focus: Arrivo Primo Singapura

Arrivo Primo Singapura (APS) … definitely not an English, Chinese or Malay name; what are the origins of the club name? We had a poll among all the founding members and we came up with [...]

OCBC awards highlight great year for cycling

November 4, 2016 The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) last night marked what has been a successful year for the local road-racing scene with a season-ending awards ceremony for the 2016 OCBC Cycle Series. Walking away [...]

parkrun, Singapore’s best kept running secret

Parkrun Singapore is quietly making a name for itself as the place to go to nail a fast 5km run split but its laid-back vibe lures more than just the speed merchants. With an imminent [...]

Club Focus: Team Cycledelic

October 31, 2016 Featured in our popular Club Focus series this week is Team Cycledelic, a bunch of fun-loving guys and girls partial to the occasional overseas cycling adventure and forever on the hunt for [...]

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay lights up Marina Bay

October 28, 2016 Singapore running events are plentiful but there aren’t many that allow 10 colleagues to form a relay team and speed around the heart of the CBD in a fun, festive after-work race. [...]