Yinson is pleased to return as a corporate donor for the highly anticipated OCBC Cycle Singapore 2019. This sponsorship will be Yinson’s fourth consecutive year of endorsing support for one of the country’s most popular sporting activities.
OCBC Cycle Singapore is a mass participation cycling event held annually on closed public roads in Singapore to raise funds for charity. The event has become one of the most iconic activities on Singapore's annual sporting calendar as the country's biggest cycling fiesta.
This year is OCBC Cycle Singapore’s 11th year since its inception. The event was held in two categories – the Sportive Ride as well as the Straits Times Ride - at the Singapore Sports Hub.
For this year, the event also comes with a green initiative where one tree will be planted for every 50 cyclists who registered – an initiative Yinson strongly supports – which totals up to 140 trees for approximately 7,000 participating cyclists. It was estimated that 140 trees can potentially offset an entire year’s worth of household carbon emissions for almost 58 persons in Singapore.
Over 30 Yinson employees from both the company’s Malaysia and Singapore offices participated in the event this year. Out of which, more than half are first-time participants, eager to do their part to fulfil the headcount needed for the green initiative.
All the enthusiastic on-ground support from the participating team truly paid off and Yinson successfully earned one tree to plant. On top of that, the Yinson team was also named the third-place winner for the Longest Distance Award that was part of the Corporate Bike Ride challenge.
“It was great! The participation turnout was better than we had anticipated,” according to Yinson’s OCBC Cycle Singapore 2019 Committee Chairman, Chin Kim Sung, Hans - Lead, Projects Regulatory Compliance & Classification (Yinson Production Offshore Pte Ltd). “Everyone was very supportive of the event. Experienced team members made sure everything went as smoothly as possible, and all of us had a great morning workout.”
Yinson has actively supported the annual OCBC Cycle Singapore since 2016, of which the company was the largest corporate donor for three consecutive years.
Yinson’s support of the event gives the company a chance to give back to the local community and encourages all employees to practice a healthier, fitter lifestyle through fun activities such as cycling.