Millennia Kids Challenge 2016, cycling

[ Media Invite ]

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.
Millennia Kids Challenge 2016

Families and bikes are ready !
img_1287

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)
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling4

Someone had to detour and left us after 6 km :p
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling5

Spidey was part of the convoy, and he was very popular for selfies 🙂
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling

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!
mkc-banner-2016

Sengkang Sports complex was filled with enthusiastic families.
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling2

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 )
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling3

Active Lifestyle everyone, Move It Move It 🙂
20161105-millenia-kids-cyling1

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.

Millennia Kids Challenge cycling

[ Media Invite ]

It all started from this photo. We wanted to equip them with cycling skills, so that they can enjoy the freedom of pedal power. Follow our cycling journey at this link.
sengkang family

We just completed our first 5km community event, “Millennia Kids Challenge” at Sengkang. To prepare for the event, we had to upgrade our bicycles and accessories. Everyone got a helmet and led lights now.

We always frequent the bicycle section at Giant until the folks there recognised us!
Giant bicycles

Now that everyone is mobile on their wheels, we can explore the Park Connectors (PCN) through NParks’ SParks app.

Singapore is spoilt for choice when it comes to Greens. East Coast Park, West Coast Park, Bishan Park, Green Corridor, Sembawang Mandai, Gardens by the Bay, Changi Coastal Road and even paths to Reservoirs.
20151114 millenia kids cycling 5km sengkang health5

We even got a hand-me down bicycle rack from David. We can now mount our bikes and drive to more cycling grounds yeah! Freedom 🙂
Family bike rack

Back to Sengkang Health’s “Millennia Kids Challenge”. The scouts welcomed those cyclists who pedaled 70km to promote a Tobacco-free generation. This group of riders had started at 4am, yet they were still game to be our marshals and guides. What an inspiration for the young ones!
20151114 millenia kids cycling 5km sengkang health

Families turn out to support the event. You got racers, mountain bike, auntie bikes, foldies all participating in a 5km lap around Sengkang. It was a new experience for the kids to cycle on the road (one lane reserved for us).
millenia kids challenge cycling

To quote from Sengkang Health :
“Through the Millennia Kids Programme, Sengkang Health hopes to inculcate healthy living habits in school children when they are young and that they will continue these good habits into their adulthood. The kids will in turn influence their circle of family and friends to embrace healthy living.”

Left photo credit Lynn 🙂 How come our princess ride bike also look so stylo!
20151114 millenia kids cycling 5km sengkang health3

Video (Link): Fun ride around Sengkang and my bike broke down after 3.5km!

Besides swimming, cycling is the kids’ next best activity.
Family who stay fit together will grow strong together ♥

As part of their learning process.
Kids will fall down.
They will pick themselves up again.
They will learn from their own mistake (hopefully).
Kids will be reckless, careless as they grow more confident.
Parents have to keep reminding them to be careful.
Cycling is just like parenting :p

~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
Thank you Sengkang Health for the “Millennia Kids Challenge” invitation.
We are proud to be featured too, read our family-bonding article here.

Get the latest update about Sengkang Health on their Website and Fanpage. More about “Millennia Kids Challenge“.

Follow our cycling journey here –> http://sengkangbabies.com/tag/cycling