Car Free Sunday for Families

Car Free Sunday for Families and this is our third trip, click for our trip One with 6 bikes and Two Telok Ayer experiences.

This time round, we brought everything except the bikes 🙂

Ok, someone is a bit emo and refused to pose, but we put our shoes, skateboards, blades and scooters to good use. Mommy took the opportunity for some pre Chinese New Year hair treatment hee hee.

Boon Xin is still trying to roller blade, and I end up being her pillar around Padang! (not that I mind).

Sports and Market, souvenirs and F&B options. Love the various activities and sports try out, dodge ball and tennis was especially popular 🙂

As CNY was near, there was a handicraft section too.

Electric ride has a nominal fee, but rickshaw is free (please provide own leg power).

We were there when round 2 of #CarFreeSundaySG was launched (photos here), visited the alleys of Telok Ayer, temples and even Ang Siang Hill. You can do mini cafes hopping too, as some shops were opened earlier to add to the vibes.

Beautiful Blue Sky and white fluffy clouds, a few panos to capture Civil District’s stunning skyline.

Kids love Car Free Sunday SG, where else can we “jay walk” safely, without getting summoned :p

We truly enjoy the “freedom” on the roads, safe from vehicles.

Car Free Sunday has a lot of activities for Families. You can run two loops for 10km, stretch with Yoga or pump up with Zumba too. Lunch at Maxwell Market always sound tempting.

Car Free Sunday Singapore normally occurs on the last Sunday of every month, and the next session will be on 26th Feb (details http://ura.sg/carfreesundaysg ).

Hope you will enjoy Car Free Sunday for Families and some car-lite moments too 🙂

Millennia Kids Challenge 2016, cycling

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We did not hesitate when we got an invitation to join Millennia Kids Challenge 2016, we had enjoyed our 2015 5km ride experience 🙂

Millennia Kids Challenge 2016 was both fun and sporty, and it offered another opportunity for families to bond through active lifestyle. It helped that the events was organised in our neighbourhood.
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Families and bikes are ready !
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Let’s go! 9 km around our neighbourhood. Overall a nice fun cycling gathering, but I would have prefer more marshals (or perhaps closure of one lane).
Some kids struggle up slopes and bridges, and might stray into another lane. It can be hard to manage the group when we are crossing traffic junctions.

Perhaps we can consider PCN (Parks Connector) to Waterway Point and back next season (8km)
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Someone had to detour and left us after 6 km :p
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Spidey was part of the convoy, and he was very popular for selfies 🙂
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Millennia Kids Challenge 2016 allowed families to participate in obstacles challenge (confirm less tiring then Spartans) or go for a 9km cycling route. The “obstacles” include tennis, soccer and Aqua challenges too!
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Sengkang Sports complex was filled with enthusiastic families.
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Nutritional meals, Sports and tobacco free, these are good starters to keep fit and stay Healthy. I always tell the kids cigarette is super expensive, they can buy a Happy Meal (ok, perhaps fast food not the healthiest too, everything in moderation hee hee )
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Active Lifestyle everyone, Move It Move It 🙂
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Video (link) : Biking around Sengkang Neighbourhood, boy scouts cheer for us when we return

Thank you Sengkang Health for the fun invite, so glad to see many families enjoying themselves too 🙂
In case you love cycling too, do follow our Cycling posts, and watch out for upcoming CarFree Sunday 27th Nov.

The Millennia Kids Challenge is an event co-organised by Sengkang Health, Sport Singapore, Health Promotion Board and Tobacco Free Generation 2000. Event photos can be found on Sengkang Health Fanpage.

Fun OCBC Cycle 2016 for family and friend

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Fun OCBC Cycle 2016, I loved this photo.

A stranger stopping to admire the Flyer, Gardens By The Bay or Marina Bay Sands (MBS), every one an icon. In our busy lives, as we drive around Singapore, we seldom have the opportunity to stop and admire our surroundings.
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On normal days, expressways are off-limits to bikes, stopping to take photo would invite horns, stares and traffic police. Not today, the beautiful stretches of roads were exclusive for bikes, not cars nor motorbikes. We rode without worries, just enjoy 🙂
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Last Sat and Sun, SengkangBabies got to participate at OCBC Cycle 2016.

# Day 1 – Mighty Saver kids Ride

Ready to start, one last warmup in car park rally.
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“Mighty Saver Kids Ride” category, we had dispatched No3 and No4 to race 🙂
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20 minutes plus and minus, we loop Stadium Drive (parallel to Nicoll Highway). We got riders of all capabilities, some fast some slow, and some reckless.
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Kept encouraging kids to go round and round and it was soon over. Some near-misses and road-rage do happen in kids cycling too haha. The smaller the bikes, the faster they can zig-zag!

A good opportunity to teach my kids about road-safety.
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Yeah! We got a medal after cycling round and round for 20 minutes. Adults only accompany the kids, no medals (tough luck for me and Winston).
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(Background musicWe Are The Champions!)
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The cycling carnival was fun for kids and families alike.
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Kids pairing, it gets harder if you cannot decide to turn left or right wahaha!
(A few concerned parents have asked why Ah Xin is Bigger than Ah Yee, it is camera angle)
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Some of the Fun rides from #Bikes4Fun , adults can have a go too. No worry as the bikes are more sturdy and well-oiled (pun intended) then they look.
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Trampolines and arts 🙂
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The medal does not distinguish between children or adults, we are all champions 🙂
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# Day 2 – Straits Times Ride 23km

Good Morning SportsHub! Our Fun OCBC Cycle 2016 continues into Day 2. We arrived around 5.30am and a lot of cyclists were already in full gear.
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At 7am sharp, we headed off into the Central Business District (CBD).
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Total freedom on the roads, no carbon exhaust 🙂
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Love the patches of clouds as sunshine seems to cast different shades.
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Tunnel ride (MCE) was cool, but we got a blast of hot air instead.
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As we cycled towards the Flyer, the dreaded slopes await. Most will struggle, be it lack of gears or fitness, we could walk or cycle to reach the “summit” for selfies 🙂
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The Uncles, fellow Dads (L to R), me, Nick, Winston and David 🙂
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Benjamin Sheares Bridge is definitely the highlight (or meeting point) for most cyclists, catch our Fun boomerang! (link)
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It was nice to enjoy a little bit of freedom with fellow Dads (buddies) without having to worry about my kids (for once). Zooming down the slopes for myself, pure bliss to just enjoy the breeze!

Fortunately, I had a few cycling warmups (blog link) before OCBC Cycle 2016, otherwise I might struggle to complete 23 km (+ slopes).
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Road signs and speed markers up close, your usual expressway acronyms (MCE, ECP, ERP etc). No “TP Volvos” to catch us when we cycled in opposite directions.
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The Dads are all smiling and recharged after finding the “elusive” water point and servicing (Shimano). We need 100 plus after conquering the slopes of Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

A big shoutout to the organiser and volunteers! The route was scenic and orderly. Loudspeakers reminded us about “Safety first”. Medics were very prompt to attend to those who fell (Thumbs Up!)
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Beautiful City landscapes
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On Benjamin Sheares Bridge, the Sun is up early too 🙂
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The whole ECP is ours!
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Love the feeling of FREEDOM! The roads belong to cyclists!
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And we do not get to lay down on a busy expressway everyday.
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More Landscapes and blue skies, love the greens and shades lining ECP, we soon realised that we had to mount Benjamin Sheares Bridge twice.
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The sky threaten to drizzle as we cycled towards the last 5km. Workers were already preparing to let cars roam Nicoll Highway again.
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Yes, we made it, now to wait for the team 🙂
Our only objective was to complete 23 km and have some Fun and photos along the way.
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23km ride, pratas and kopi, we celebrated our sporty morning in style 🙂
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Thank you OCBC Cycle for the FUN invite. It was a wonderful opportunity to hang out with friends and fellow cyclists!
Checkout OCBC Cycle updates on their Website, Instagram and Facebook.

Some of the Fun OCBC Cycle 2016 Instagrams from this morning, the ride would be less fun without these fellow Dads 🙂
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– Nick’s OCBC Cycle review (link)
– Winston’s blog
– David’ blog review

We are all from #DaddyMatters 🙂