YikeBike trial

YikeBike trial

In conjunction with the upcoming annual OCBC Cycle Singapore event, OCBC is running a Pop-Up Store and a bicycle exhibition display, Wheels of Time, at OCBC Centre.

Whether you are a cycling enthusiast or a casual cyclist like myself, there is something for everyone. Here’s the schedule for the Pop-up Store over the next two weeks:

17 to 21 March: The Urban Chic YikeBike by evHUB.

The radically designed YikeBike aims to be an alternative urban transport solution. The handlebars are positioned behind the rider, below the seat. Some users enjoy its openness and great visbility; others cannot get used to the absence of a handlebar in front of them. Find out how you fare on this modern version of the Penny-farthing. OCBC Card-members get up to 15% off for YikeBike and other accessories.

I was invited by the folks at OCBC to try out the YikeBike last week:

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Verdict?

Fun!

It takes a while to get the hang of it and it’s like learning to cycle all over again. Once you are able to balance yourself on the bike, it is fun-filled riding all the way. Go try it at the OCBC Pop-Up Store!

YikeBike photo contest – upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook with hashtag #OCBCCards – and stand a chance to win an mPowerPad Plus 2 (worth $169)! Remember to make your profile and post public. You can’t be in the running if OCBC can’t find you!

24 to 28 March: Cycling Gets Serious by Integrated Riding

Integrated Riding will bring in elite, high-performance brands like Boardman Bikes, along with a range of accessories to help you clock a personal best at OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014. For bicycles and other accessories, OCBC Cardmembers get 10% off.

If you are a OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014 participant, flash your Confirmation Email and get a free Electron Milli USB Bike Light worth $36. Limited to first 50 participants.

About the Wheels of Time exhibition

Wheels of Time exhibition

Wheels of Time exhibition

Through 8 iconic bicycles, the exhibition shows how cycling and culture have evolved across time and space:

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Venue: OCBC Centre Main Branch, 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513
Opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mondays to Fridays