OCBC Cycling Traditions – 2017

A few Dads will be joining OCBC Cycle 2018 next week.
Let me share a few OCBC Cycling Traditions from the Dads :p

1.Most of us will be attempting 23km again (Two Dads will upgrade to 42km 加油!)

..but we will catchup again at the end point.

Image credit OCBC Cycle

 

2.Wacky Dads performance, never mind about Dad Bods

Age is just a number, #DaddyMatters GO GO GO! (Facebook link)

2017 Coincidance

2016 (Boomerang link)

We can be quite creative and fun loving. We have Hashtag #OcbcUncle and we have a private chat #KahChiaMen (maybe use for OCBC Cycle 2018 )

We were toying with Ah-Pek singlets and even Good Morning towels too!

3.OCBC Race queens 🙂

We must take photos with them right. F1 got Singapore Girls, and OCBC Cycle got Race queens. Maybe they will be trying to avoid the bunch of Uncles this round haha.

We can count on David to lead the way :p

We promise the bananas will be placed in less strategic zones.

4.The only complain we have year after year is the JERSEY!

Iron man (2017) and Captain America (2016).  I suspect the designers are Marvel Avenger Fans! (and Infinity War is premiering 2018).

Unlike running tshirts, there is no reuse value for the bike jerseys, a bit too outlandish haha.

We love everything else about OCBC Cycle.

5.This is the second year I will be cycling with my boy. Hope to make it a tradition in 2019 too.

 

OCBC cycling
OCBC cycling

6.I need to plank or sleep on Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

For REAL, how often can we cycle or snooze on ECP!

What are your OCBC Cycle memories? Do share them with us too, or perhaps you wish to dedicate some cool dance moves for us? Do take note we are not young and tender like those Kpop hunks liao.

If we can motivate one more Dad, encourage one more parent to lead an active lifestyle, that would be an accomplishment for us.

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I am sharing part 2 (belated) post for OCBC Cycle 2017 below. Part 1 was cycling with No3 and No4 under the Kids and Families category (Blog post).

11 of us participated in the 23Km Sportive category.

Day breaks, final wefie and off we go.

Image credit : Dads

 

OCBC Cycle always let us enjoy Singapore’s icons from another angle, the ROADS!

Tunnels, Bridges, Expressways YEAH!

Return trip to Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

OCBC Cycle Route will have a few photo points, for cyclists to enjoy some selfies. It is a good opportunity to catch our breaths too :p 

If you are not a regular cyclist, Benjamin Sheares Bridge will make you SWEAT and cramp.

Soak in the scenic panoramic view too. Marina Barrage, Gardens by the Bay, Flyer, Marina Bay and MBS.

Both sides of the bridge, one smiling and the other grimacing 🙂
Just wheel down at top speed and enjoy the breeze.
Water point and bike servicing is at the base of Benjamin Sheares Bridge (direction of Changi Airport). Recharge, repair and carry on.

Whole ECP is ours!

Does not matter your bike type, brand or wheel size. No bike can use Mobike haha 🙂

Golden Mile, going to be demolished soon…

OCBC Cycling Traditions
OCBC Cycling Traditions

Everyone will end at National Stadium. We feel like winners already.

Thank you for the memories OCBC Cycle!

We Dads hope to cycle more and add more memories to OCBC Cycling Traditions. We are still looking forward to nicer Jerseys :p

Credit to these Fun loving Dads (Instagram handlers) :
-Winston @blgfthr
-Nick @nickpan
-David @Doting_Dad
-Steven @thePerfectFather
-Randy Lim (Akido)
-Randy Lim (non Akido)
-Me and no1 @SengkangBabies

 

Father and Son, not Ironmen.

7.Finally, we always celebrate our sore bums and balls (cough) with Roti Prata Blk 8 🙂

SAY YES Bros.

Additional points:

a)OCBC Cycling 2017  with Yee and Xin (Blog)

Ocbc Cycle with Family

b)OCBC Cycling 2016 (Blog)

Fun OCBC Cycle 2016 for family and friend

c)Follow SengkangBabies cycling adventures :
Blog – http://sengkangbabies.com/tag/cycling
Instagram #SkbCycles

d)We heard about Nike Breaking 2 feat, those elite Marathoners must clock a speed of 21 kmh to run under 2 hours! I would be able to clock 50 or 60 kmh during my youth “daredevil mode”, but I mostly clock 15 to 20 kmh on PCN now.

Eliud Kipchoge clocked 2 HR 25 Sec for his Marathon, MAN HE IS SUPER FAST!

OCBC Cycle 2017 is happening in one month’s time

[ OCBC Cycle 2017 Tickets Giveaway ]

OCBC Cycle 2017 is happening soon. Remember this photo of me lying flat on Benjamin Sheares bridge? I could only do this during OCBC Cycle 2016 event, when the road belonged to two-wheelers!

I did it for novelty and partially because I was tired 🙂
Read our Fun OCBC Cycle 2016 Blog post here.

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Come 18-19 November 2017, OCBC Cycle will start pedaling from Singapore Sports Hub. Does not matter whether you are cycling for 100 metres (2-3 years old cute) or 20 minutes (for those age 5 to 9 years old), or adults 23km and 42km (The Straits Times Ride and The Sportive Ride respectively).

ocbc-cycle-mighty-kids
Follow our cycling journey here http://sengkangbabies.com/tag/cycling

Fun is guaranteed 🙂

All sorts of bikes will appear around Kallang area once again. Ok, the serious “zeng” (modified) ones will likely only appear on Sunday.

 

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We are happy Boon Wee (no1) will be joining me in the 23km category (so hard to book a slot in his busy calendar) I am looking forward to climbing up Benjamin Sheares Bridge with the Dads again!

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OCBC Cycle 2017
OCBC Cycle 2016

We are not aiming for podium finish, we are only going for the joy ride. Will definitely be more fun to cycle with buddies and families.

It is not too late to sign up for OCBC Cycle 2017, although some tickets are selling fast. Details here -> https://www.ocbccycle.com

*Support first time cyclists on OCBC Cycle Fanpage and stand to win a Polar M460 worth $269.

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Thanks to OCBC Cycle, we have two sets of “Mighty Savers Family Ride (5-8 years old)” to giveaway. Each set of tickets is worth $74.

Do take note of the age limit restriction and date/time. A parent can join the child for the 20 minutes duration.

1. Contest is on our Fanpage and Instagram.
2. Fans must first LIKE OCBC Cycle and SengkangBabies Fanpage

3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us), and share why you would be keen to cycle with your child.

4. Share this Facebook page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog (so that we know you are participating)

5. For an extra chance, do Follow us on our Instagram and leave your name and hashtag #skbOcbcCycle (Instagram link)

6. Contest ends 13 Oct 10 pm, and two winners will be randomly picked

7. Remember to set your Social Media profile/s to public so that we can see the shared post

8. This contest is only available for those with Singapore address.