Participants in the BEAST Cycling Series ride a real route on real roads. Wind in your hair, sun on your face, rubber on the road type riding.
All participants ride the same route in Singapore, but are spread over a 60 day period (instead of a mass start).
The BEAST is an opportunity to dig deep and challenge your own thresholds, rather than a competition against other cyclists of varying abilities and experience. It's you vs you, your toughest competitor.
All participants ride the same route.
The audio comments from Phil Liggett and Team BikeExchange are triggered by your GPS location on the route.
Participants download the event app to their phone.
The audio is delivered to participants via the event app as they ride. The audio comments are triggered by the cyclists GPS location on the route.
To ensure safety, participants will have only one earphone in their left ear, leaving their right ear open to traffic noise.
Participants are not allowed to play music while riding.
We suggest using a thin strip of medical tape secure your earphone in place (i.e. the same way the pro cyclists secure race radio in their ear).
Participants are spread out over a two month period. Participants select their start time slot when registering. Capacity for each time slot is limited.
The route is on open roads with live traffic. Having said that, the Singapore route was selected to include some of the safest and quietest sections of cycling in Singapore.
Yes, this is a self supported ride.
There is no medical or mechanical support along the route. There are no drink/aid stations and no marhsals along the route.
Each participant is responsible for their own safety and wellbeing while on the route.
Packing for a long ride is an artform. Here's a cheat sheet:
- A Gilet and Rain Cape.
- Cycling cap (worn under helmet).
- As much water as you can carry.
- As much energy dense food as you can carry.
- A puncture kit.
- 2 x spare tubes.
- Mini pump.
- A battery pack and cable to keep your phone charged (necessary while using the GPS app which uses battery quickly).
- A ziplock bag to protect your phone if it rains.
- Cash for coffee, food etc.
How do you carry all of that in your back pockets? Check out this short video here