Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gardens by the Bay East Rides

Cycling's one of the best ways to de-stress from the pressures/ridiculous situations we find ourselves bogged down at work everyday. Last weekend was another fanatic one for riding.

Together with a group of my ex-colleagues turned cycling kakis, we explored the city via Gardens by the Bay East. There was no better way to explore the city than on our bikes.

We love cycling in SG and here's our mini tribute to the LCSG crew!

Sharing our route info:

ECP Fort Road Car Park B1 > Old Airport Road Hawker Centre for breakfast > Geylang PCN > Tanjong Rhu PCN > Gardens by the Bay East > Marina Barrage > Memory lane down Marina South > Marina Bay Sands > Merlion > Esplanade Park > Floating Platform > Flyer > F1 Pit Building > Kallang Riverside PCN > Loysel's Toy Cafe > Back to start point.

The bridge connecting Gardens by the Bay East to Marina Barrage is only open from 7am -7pm daily.

Marina South today is a pale shadow of its former glory. Gone are the iconic steam boat restaurants, kite flying merchandise, game arcades and disco clubs . What's left of what used to be an entertainment hub is now a humongous construction site.

The weather was fine. Lovely group shot at the SG Flyer.

Loysel's Toy cafe, a nice little cafe by Kallang Riverside that knows how to make a good cup of coffee. Great ambience as well, perfect for a nice chill out after a morning ride.

That was Saturday for us and well, we couldn't get enough.

So on Sunday, coincidentally, we rode to Gardens by the Bay East again. This time, it was in conjunction with the launch of the PAssion Cycling Club which flagged off at Geylang Serai CC.

We were flagged off by one of the Marine Parade MPs. She didn't ride though...

Anyway, I think it's great that the CC is launching a cycling club. It'll take a lot of effort to keep it going though. We wish them all the very best.

Hopefully the idea sustains and it can attract more residents to enjoy the simple pleasures of riding. Besides, Katong's a great area to ride!

We had special duties for the day. Convoy escort for Lil' Tiffany!

I've got the utmost respect for her. She completed the entire journey on her single speed, tackling the roads and bumps along the way like a seasoned pro with no complains.

Surely, she'll grow up to be a super rider.

Same Same but different.

This time with the LCSG crew. Priceless panoramic view of the Marina landscape from the Gardens by the Bay East side. If you have a bike and haven't been there, now is the time!

The weather was really kind to us. Shortly after we returned to the start point, it started raining.

Nevertheless, there were tons of indoor activities while we waited for the rain to stop. There were a couple of demo bikes provided by E-Walker on site. Tried the Birdy, Frog, CarryMe, CarryAll and the IF mode. It was my first time trying so many bikes at the same time.

Here is Mary doing her best bit to model the new LCSG jersey. Can't wait to get our hands on the new jerseys! They look awesome.

The riding didn't stop there. We had time to visit Loysel again, followed by LifeCycle @ Gemmil Lane by bike.

One word to describe the weekend. Shiok!

shots credited to Kay Heng and TC.

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