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World water day ride – 2011-03-20 and photo links

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Lots of fun and lots of smile, that’s what keep us going!

I lost count, but from the group photo above I can tell there was a least 60+ riders, all prepared to start at 7:00am on a fine Sunday morning. In total, there were 50 registered riders from LovecyclingSG and 14 from Han’s group and another 15 from PUB. Some riders who join as we rode accross the route from Alexendra Canel, via Singapore river to Marina Barrage.

This is the first time we ride with such a big group. Tai Woon proposed the route. The objective is to define a route safe for family rides and along as many water ways as possible. We have been on most of the places during our earlier rides but never for such a large group. We decided to split into 3 sub-groups , each group has a leader and sweeper, Tai Woon, Clarence and Zack are the leaders (with red flags) and Andrew, Daivd and Andy are the sweepers (yellow flags). We also have additional helps from Brandon, Vince and Steve. Roaming photographers are Matt, K.C. and I. Even the day before Vince and Steve join the final recee ride with Taiwoon and I. We identified the final crossing points where we need additional help from AETOS Auxillary Police Force who will be riding motorcycle as our outriders. The even turn out great fun. We took photos along the entire route, crossing at the busy Zion Road and Kim Seng Road was not an issue with the great help of AETOS outriders. Riding from Bay Front Avenue onward was all on main roads and shielded by the AETOS motorcyclist outriders. Thanks to all the helps from everyone, our little princess 8+ years old Celeste looks relax and happy, and so did the rest.

I selected a few pics to post here, more high-res photos can be found at my flickr site.

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World Water Day ride Queens Town to Marina Barrage (click to view bigger photo)

Previous post by Tai Woon in Lovecycling forum:
hello guys, gals
Ride update and route change..Please note. ..

World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)and held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. The World Water Day activities here in Singapore follow the theme “Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters for All”. This is in line with PUB’s ABC Water Programme where our waterways and reservoirs are transformed into beautiful community spaces. There will be a host of activities island-wide over the weekend of 19th and 20th March, thanks to community partners All these activities takes place thanks to the stewardship efforts of community adopters of ABC Waters sites..
More activities happening at the same time…Pls see here http://www.singaporeworldwaterday.com/

Word Water Day route

Word Water Day route

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Singapore World Water Day

2011-02-20Pulau Ubin

Twenty five Lovecycling gather at Changi Village Hawker center at 7:30am. Aldric and I were a little late (sorry guys). After taking a group photo at Changi Village Terminal, by 8am we were on the bumboat to Pulau Ubin.
The Ubin island is situated just off the northeastern corner of Singapore. In the early days, it was used for granite mining. Today it is preserved for it’s natural environment.
My last cycling in Pulau Ubin was a few years ago and the island have changed quite a bit, in a positive sense. I was pleasantly surprised that the ride was a lot smoother on the well maintained roads. Some how the island seems to have grown prettier.
Thanks to KC as our guide we had covered most of the road surface, The jetty is at the south of the island and we first explore the East including the Coastal Boardwalk. Due to high tide there was not much creatures to be seen but we were blessed with the perfect weather for cycling and photo taking. Thick layers of clouds act as a perfect light diffuser. Most of the photos I took turn out nicely.
The star rider must be the 9 years old girl Celeste, she managed to complete with everyone else and even managed to shake off a dog bite towards the end of the journey. The owner kept apologizing and said that this was the first time the dog behave like that. Little Celeste was obviously frightened but the brave girl broke off a big smile when David said she can get an MC due to the incident. Zack carry her back for the reminding ride. Well done Zack and David!






“Building cycling towns” ride – 13 Feb 2011

Are you interested to know how the first cycling town in Singapore was built? Lovecycing.sg is very honored to have Maria Boey, VP of Surbana International, who plan the Pasir Ris and Tampines Towns, will ride with us and explain how the cycling town was built. This is usually taught (with fee) to civil servants from other countries and not found in books because it’s based on personal experiences. The guided ride is free for lovecycling group.

Cycling town ride

Cycling town ride

Date: 13/02/2011
Time: 8:30am (extra hour of rest for Dessaru recce group)
Meeting place: Aranda Country Club (Pair Ris Drive 3)
Route: Sungei Tampines – Pasir Ris – Tampines Town – Town Garden – Neighbourhood 8 – Temasek Polytechnic – Bedok Reservoir – East Coast Park (Optional)
Other ride information: It is not just a cycling trip ,but information on the facilities along the way will be given at the start. Maria will prepare the maps for stop points of interest.eg. Kampong Senang Centre where the community garden is. There are many herbs planted for healing and consuming.
We will cross Temasek Polytechnic into the Bedok Reservoir and stop there.

Points of interest:

– Weir Station
– Sungei Tampines where a weir (inflatable rubber wall) is built to create a waterbody when the weather is dry. When it rains, the water will be drained out to Straits of Johor.
From Pasir Ris Town, we cross the expressway by an overhead bridge and then cycle through Tampines Town via Town Garden, the MRT Viaduct and to the green connector in neighbored 8 to its neighbourhood Centre. For those want to extend the ride, we can continue to East Coast Park.

– Eco housing
to show new development of eco housing and offices

– Sun Plaza
Sun Plaza developed by NPark

– neighborhood 8 park
neighborhood 8 park link to indoor sports complex to town center and to the neighborhood 8 center to Temasek Polytechnic and Bedok Resevoir.

– Kampong Senang
A charity which provide for day care center for young and old. They have a herbal garden with many types of herbs.

– Senior citizen public housing of studio apartments.

– Bedok reservoir

neighborhood center
Bedok neighborhood center, food center.

The ride is free for all, if you want to join, please sign up in lovecycling forum and add you name in the discussion thread.

Sunday 30 Jan, City ride

This Sunday Lovecycling is going to city again, as usual all bikes are welcome!

Map of Singapore river route

Map of Singapore river route

Date: 30th Jan, 0730 am
Meeting point: Lavender MRT entrance
Register your interest here http://lovecyclingsg.niceboard.com/t85-city-ride-30th-jan-sunday-2010
Pace- Nice and easy
Distance – about 15km(in all) — Lavender MRT – head towards Kallang river- PCN to F1 pitstop- SG flyer- Esplande- Cenotaph-Tan Kim Seng Fountain- Fullerton/ACM — Merlion- SG river- Vanguard bike shop- Zion road food market

More details in Taiwoon’s Smallwheelbigsmile blog.

riding along Singapore river

riding along Singapore river

riding along Singapore river

riding along Singapore river

Photos & video from Conquer Tuas ride

Thanks to Mary Ang and everyone who helped to make the ride possible. We had a record breaking 42 cyclists joining the ride yesterday! After a three weeks break in Hong Kong, I’m Very happy to see many familiar faces (Mr. Teo, Clarence, Andy, Andrew, as well as many new ones. Too bad Wyton had a little accident and three of us need to go back before the destination, so the only whole group photo we had is the one at Chinese Garden MRT before we set off. Nevertheless, great ride and I am grateful that we explored another new area.

Lovecycling conquer Tuas

Lovecycling conquer Tuas - click to view larger version

GL wife and Bro in Law

GL wife Pei Fen and Bro in Law

Agung: Let me see..

Sharon: I'm ready to go!

Easy riders

New friend from Russia - Ruslan

Wyton

KC

Eddy and Andy watching GL showing off

Waiting at the junction

Vince with his new roadie

Ahmad

New face: Advenged

Badrul

Thanks to GL for the video:

thanks to Eddie for the map
The completed route: 33km

Out of your comfort zone… let’s go Conquer Tuas Ride- 16th Jan2011

Reposted from SmallWheelBigSmile

Mark ur calenders folks for 16th Jan 2011. We will go check out Tuas area!!… yes, I know it is very far from everywhere and not so convenient….but that’s exactly why we will go and see what’s out there! So far we have got 12 riders and many “maybes” Bring ur Cameras and Sunblock!
Ride details
Time to meet : 3pm
Location : Chinese Garden MRT
Ride Leader : Mary Ang (9725 6595)
Register here: http://lovecyclingsg.niceboard.com/t60-16-1-2011-ride-conquer-tuas
Planned Route : Chinese Gdn MRT -> Lakeside Park -> Chinese Gdn -> Japanese Gdn -> Jurong Studium -> Tuas Ave -> Raffles Country Club “Beer”-> Han Shang Joo (for dinner)
click here if u want to see the route more in detail

Lakeside park - Photo by Mary Ang

The route we will be taking

Abit of China in Singapore

Watch the boats and sunset..with a beer perhaps!

21th nov ride-Botanical gardens, Margaret drive, Queens Town

Lovecycling in front of a Malaysia train

Lovecycling in front of a Malaysia train

Lovecycling @ Queens Town old cinema

Lovecycling in front of a Malaysia train

Wow, so many cyclists again! And many news faces and old timers. Taiwoon and Adrian just bought 2 CarryMe yesterday and can’t wait to test it out. so todays ride is the smallest leading the pack. It’s really funny to see the convoy of 20+ cyclists of all sorts following a tiny bicycle along the way. The tiny wheel is perfect in the sense that it make you laugh, and laugher is what we are after: Small-Wheel-Big-Smile right, TaiWoon?

The route can be found here: http://smallwheelsbigsmile.blogspot.com/2010/11/21th-nov-ride-botanical-gardens-to.html

Lovecycling @ Botanic Garden, Dempsey Hill, Queens Town (click to view bigger photo)

7th November, Kallang to Marina waterfront

Hello all! This Sunday, 7th November, we are riding around Singapore’s southern waterfront area from Kallang to Marina.

2010-11-07 Sunday morning ride, Kallang to Marina waterfront

2010-11-07 Sunday morning ride, Kallang to Marina waterfront

It's Sunday! Let's ride, ride, look, look, eat, eat!

It's Sunday! Let's ride, ride, look, look, eat, eat!

Meet us at 7.30am at Kallang MacDonald’s (the one with a drive-thru) and we’ll head towards Marina Bay Sands. After that, we will explore Marina Barrage & Marina South Pier. See the beauty of the waters from different vantage points and you will appreciate this little island more.
We will also drop by Singapore’s oldest Temple, the Thian Hock Keng Temple to marvel at it’s architecture and lure.
Foodstop will be at Maxwell Food Centre this time! We heard the queue for the famous Hainanese Chicken Rice is really long! Delicious food awaits, such as crispy gyoza, smooth porridge etc. Let’s try everything!
For those who wants to breakaway from the ride (or continue eating..), you would have accomplished about 14km. Continue back to Kallang with us and your mileage would be about 21km.
Feeling hungry for the sights and food? Join us :p
Put your name down on our forum and we’ll see you then!

-prepared by Brandon & Boo

Sentosa, thanks for a wonderful ride

Lovecycling in Sentosa, Sunday 2010-10-31

Lovecycling in Sentosa, Sunday 2010-10-31

Lovecycling cyclists (click to view bigger photo)

Boo help to check out the places before the ride

Boo Je-je help to check out the places before the ride

22 of us have the perfect weather for cycling today in the Sentosa Island. Thanks to Boo she took time off last Wednesday to check out the place, we follow her riding into the island. Toward the entrance of the island we need to filter across two lanes with fast moving cars and buses. Luckily we have many experienced riders like Andy, Eddie and GL and they help to alert the drivers to slow down and block the lanes for the rest to cross. Thanks bros!

Riding into Sentosa, we were blessed with perfect weather for cycling

Riding into Sentosa, we were blessed with perfect weather for cycling

Our first stop was the Eastern tip along the Tanjong beach. At the end there is a security gated which was closed so we can’t go any further. We took a rest there while waiting for Clarence team of five to catch up. We were surprise when we saw them arrive – at the other side of the security gate! Apparently they took a different route and came through the private housing area. While waiting for Clarence I took photos of each one with their bike, planning to use this for our group T-shirt.

Clarence and team climb over the security gate to meet the rest of the group

Clarence and team climb over the security gate to meet the rest of the group

The next stop was the Western tip. At first we wanted to go to the Siloso Fort but it charges 8 dollars for entry and cycling is not allowed there. We spend sometime at the nearby underwater world and than make our way up the slopes exploring the cycling trail and near the top we visited the Adventure park. We even found an abandoned gun station; it was a huge circular shaped platform for the rotation of a heavy gun, suggesting the significant of Sentosa as a military location in those glorious days.

Battling the impossible climb, don't stop!

Battling the impossible climb, don't stop!

on top of Adventure camp

on top of Adventure camp

Back down we took another break at the food court (Kufu) along the beach. I also need some “refuel”. After that we ride to the Merlion (so tall that it is hard to fit the entire height into the photo). There the boys still want to see more so we follow Clarence team to check out the private housing area. It was a ride all the way to the east again and we saw many places we didn’t see before. Nice condo and landed houses, each was reported to cost around 25 millions. We rode to almost the same spot as our first stop (the Eastern tip) but was politely ask to leave the area by a security staff. Off we go again and this time riding towards Vivocity.

Standly, Chiong!

Standly, Chiong!

Touring around the luxurious condo area

Touring around the luxurious condo area

Enjoying a moment of fun : Andy, the safety sweeper

Enjoying a moment of fun : Andy, the safety sweeper

Thanks to all of you who has supported and share your time with the rest, making this another enjoyable ride!

Thanks to Eddie (Prodik) for the nice video:

Video from Clarence

Click to see big photos from the ride: