Cycliq Fly6 and Old Coach Road (NZ)

I got a new toy for my bike.
Cycliq Fly6 is capturing the rear images and videos as I pedal 🙂

[Hint:Read till the end for a Fly6 giveaway]

The primary purpose of Cycliq Fly6 is for road safety promotion. As we cycle on the road (or even pavements), maybe we can remind some reckless drivers (and cyclists) to keep a safe distance.

The tagline for Fly6 is “Feel Safe. Record your Ride”.

I brought the Cycliq Fly6 for my recent New Zealand cycling activity. I am impressed with the quality and stability of the capturing device. Infact, it captures even better videos than my “old” GoPro Session 5!

In the last video (Old Coach Road), check out the Image stabilisation feature (6-axis, I guess this means super-stable). Although my route was paved with gravel and cobblestones, the camera shake was minimal.

Rain or shine, my Cycliq Fly6 kept recording non-stop in 1080 Full HD mode, for up to 5 hours.

The camera lights kept me and my bike illuminated in the evening or rain. Drivers can see cyclists from far, better visibility means better anticipation and safety.

Video: Dry run of Cycliq6 around Sengkang Riverside Park (YouTube link)

I would like to mount the camera on my kids’ bikes and see where they roam :p

Perhaps parents would like to capture how the kids are behaving behind their back? I know my kids used to perform stunts and dares behind us :p

Cycliq Fly6 will give me an opportunity to correct kids’ cycling habits.

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You may find out more about Cycliq cameras from their website.
Fly12 is the front-facing camera.

Unit is retailing at $259 SGD (MicroSD is not inclusive).

I only have one wishlist, I hope the mobile app would be able to preview the rear-facing video.

 

Video: Amateur cycling at the majestic Old Coach Road. The rear view Fly6 gave an interesting perspective of the route (YouTube link), and my fall :p

I had a fall at the 1.15min mark, and camera could “lock” the sequences before and after (pretty much like a blackbox feature).

NZ is famous for nature hiking and cycling, you may checkout Old Coach Road here (it is part of 6 Day “Mountain to Sea” Route!) . The iconic bridge is called “Hapuawhenua Viaduct”, and trains ran through it before.

[Giveaway]:Thanks to OCBC and Cycliq, we have a set of Cycliq Fly6 (and 32Gb MicroSD)to share

Contest is on our Fanpage:

1. Fans must first LIKE OCBC Cycle and  SengkangBabies Fanpage
2. Tag 2 friends / Share the Facebook post (set as public)
3. Contest ends 17 Mar 10 pm, and one winner will be pick randomly

ps.. Cycliq Fly6 is designed to give you an alibi should an incident happen. Riders must still practice safe cycling on the road or in the mountain.

Ride safe, have fun!

Our Cycliq Fly6 was sponsored by OCBC Cycle and Cycliq.
You may visit out cycling trips with OCBC Cycle here.

*More New Zealand Photos on our Fanpage album (link)

ps..
-do visit our Tongariro Alpine Crossing blog post too (my best hike in NZ!) -Our NZ road trip itinerary
-Hike Pinnacles Hut  (Coromandel) for the best Sunset and Sunrise on the last day. Read Pinnacles blog

Punggol Park

Those new to North East area will be confused why there is a Punggol Park in the middle of Hougang. Long before Sengkang and Punggol township were ready, Punggol road was plying from old Punggol to Hougang towards Upper Serangoon road.

That was the period when Punggol End was still filled with Seafood restaurants 🙂

Sengkang is blessed with a lot of Greens, all within a leisurely 15min ride. Do pop by our Neighbourhood Park explorations.

Since our last visit, Punggol Park has some new ammenities, the lake and playground are always popular with families, especially during weekends.

Joggers and cyclists like to run rounds around the lake’s circumference.
But it is still called Punggol Park 🙂

Punggol Park is located between Buangkok, Sengkang and Hougang.

Video (Link): Cycling in Sengkang and Punggol Park

Boon Yee and Boon Xin enjoys the trip most, they were riding pillions !

As our weekends are packed with kids’ curriculum, we really treasure the opportunity to explore the parks. Building our family bonds through a leisurely ride.

Before we head home, kids need to explore the playground first 🙂

Along the way back, we pass by Sengkang Firestation, and some big longkangs (drains). Daddy used to climb down and catch guppies in his younger days, although this might not be recommended now. Flash flood can sweep the strongest swimmers away.


Teach the kids how to cycle
, and your weekends will be packed with exploration trails 🙂