By Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports
Cyclists from a group known as SloRiders with their limited edition jerseys given out for the campaign. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Longhouse Food Junction, Saturday, 17 December, 2011 — Over 1,000 cyclists got behind the OCBC Safe Cycling Campaign this morning as they snapped up the limited edition cycling jerseys which carried the message — ‘1.5m Matters. Sharing Saves Lives.‘
Even before the jersey giveaway started, snaking queues of cyclists had formed at the popular cyclists’ meet-up point, Longhouse Food Junction, with some coming as early as 2:30am for the 6am distribution. Just over 10 minutes into the distribution, many of the popular sizes had already started to run out.
The event received overwhelming support from the cycling community and almost all the jerseys had been snapped up just 30 minutes into the distribution.
This event marked the second edition of the OCBC Safe Cycling Day, and the campaign will run till the OCBC Cycle Singapore in March 2012.
The cycling jerseys bearing the safety message for motorists and cyclists alike. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The queues of cyclists waiting to get their jerseys. (Photo 3 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
A cyclist trying on the jersey for size. (Photo 4 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The organisers distributing the jerseys to cyclists. (Photo 5 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The queue of cyclists heading into the distribution centre. (Photo 6 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Towards the end of the distribution, cyclists lingering outside the food junction were preparing to set off on their rides. (Photo 7 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Cyclists donning the new jersey … (Photo 8 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
… before setting out on their rides. (Photo 9 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)