The club is split into different sections, but many of our members have a collection of bikes in their stable, so it’s not uncommon to find people dabbling in off-road riding or sandwiching their ride between a swim and a run leg in the world of triathlon. Choose one or mix and match!
Road encompasses social group cycling, as well as training for longer distances and racing. If you join a road group, then you’ll need a road bike. Hybrids, fixies, mountain bikes, fold-up bikes and city bikes are not suitable.
If you fancy a longer, uninterrupted ride or a chance to ride through a less built-up landscape, the road group organises van-supported day/weekend-trips into neighbouring islands like Bintan and Batam or Malaysia. Distances range from 150km/day to around 400km over a weekend. Several members have used these rides to train for and complete the gruelling ‘Paris-Brest-Paris’ which takes place every four years.
Riders and teams also travel to many races across South-East Asia each year, with weekly team training rides to improve riders’ skill, speed, endurance, and strength. In recent years, ANZA cyclists have enjoyed great success at Thailand’s Tour of Friendship and Indonesia’s Tour de Bintan.
In 2020 ANZA Cycling set up formal men’s and women’s road racing teams in various divisions (Veterans, Masters, Supermasters, Open), to complement the existing and successful ANZA-affiliated Elite men’s division, currently known as the ‘Allied WorldTreknology3’ team.
The men’s team is organised by Jock Hughson and the women’s team by Stephanie Lim, and overseen by the ANZA Cycling Road Director, Chris Bloch. A core group of riders with varying race experience have been recruited for training but they are on the lookout for more interested members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.
Previously known as ANZA MTB (Mountain Bike) this section now includes cyclocross and gravel cycling. These two additional forms of off-road riding have been gaining huge popularity in Singapore, both recreationally and competitively. ANZA Off Road has regular trail rides on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the MTB parks at Kent Ridge, Tampines and Pulau Ubin.
The ANZA Triathlon community train and participate across the full range of the multi-sport distances from sprint and standard, to the longer half and full distanced triathlons. ANZA Tri welcomes newcomers and also support seasoned athletes competing for podiums and Championship qualifying spots. The ANZA Tri group regularly meet up on a Saturday for a ride, with a 20-minute run, before joining our follow ANZA cycling members for coffee at Dimbulah MBFC. Once a month, they organise a Sentosa Brick Session – with a Swim, Ride and Run. Living in Singapore they are spoilt for triathlon choice with the local MetaSprint and Tri-Factor race series and races held in South East Asia and around the world.
ANZA CYCLING CHIX
Women are welcome at every level of the club, but we also offer weekly women’s rides with the ANZA Cycling Chix. This group has been growing steadily over the last few years and now sees around 40 women regularly riding together and representing the club at races and events across the region.