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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Partnership between OCBC Cycle and The Wheelies

The Wheelies is proud to have participated in 2015 edition of OCBC Cycle. As we now know, an Electric Unicycle, which is also affectionately known as a Wheelie by local enthusiast group “The Wheelies”, is a one wheel electric unicycle, which has an average speed of 12km/h and travels a distance between 15-50 km.

The Sportive Ride (about 42km) and The Straits Times Ride (about 23km) were held on the 30th August. This is the first time a Wheelie has seen action in a local cycling fraternity and on a matter of fact, anywhere in the world. The Wheelies main responsibilities as a Safety Cycling Ambassadors include managing cyclists’ traffic flow, keeping an eye for the safety of all cyclists as well as providing assistance to cyclists who needed help such as directions and medical attention. With the course stretching 42 km from East Coast Lagoon to West Coast Highway, the 20 Wheelies Safety Cycling Ambassadors patrolled the length of the entire course and ensured the cyclists’ safety as their top priority.

“A Wheelie is a perfect deployment for patrolling the course due to its portability, speed and the ease of accessing tight spots. We are proud to be able to help out in this event and delighted that The Wheelies have added another perspective on a national stage how useful it can be “ said Thomas Hoon, the founder of The Wheelies
“I am proud the members went beyond their call of your duty to help make this event a successful one. Besides being Safety Cycling Ambassadors, some of you were helping out with the injured cyclists and even with minor repairs to their bikes. Doing utmost to ensure their safety and well being. Well done for the job done” said Edmund Lim, one of the pioneer members in The Wheelies

Established in 2013, The Wheelies is a specialist in Electric Unicycle and Singapore largest independent Electric Unicycle group. With more than 3000 members globally, The Wheelies organizes weekly wheeling activities for members as well as participating in roadshows to create awareness for safe and responsible usage of electric unicycle. Besides operating an online store http://thewheelies.sg/shop/, The Wheelies also conduct professional training for electric unicycling in People’s Association.

All the Wheelies ambassadors 
Cpt Roger, Clarence, Kenneth & Kirby

The supporters

Lending a helping hand

The participants

Supporting the fallen

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