|Awesome photo by Lois Yong|
|World water day 2013 official website|
We had done this before for 2 years running. This year was a bit different.... a crazy idea. Wouldn't it be cool that we have cyclists coming from different start points to Marina Barrage? This would mean that more cyclists get to participate in this fun ride, for a good cause. To help spread water conservation awareness and also show that cycling is an ecological, fun way to move around Singapore.
I was glad to have the support from LCSG, PNR, Cycle-Kakis and Westie Warriors to help make it happen. Each of the team to take a route. Mainly using PCN to reach the end point at Marina Barrage. The planning and logistics took almost 5 months, with the leads and helpers recce-ing/cycling the route numerous times. All so that on the final day,every rider could have the best cycling experience possible. It all looks so very effortless but I can assure you that it was not easy. Because of the tireless efforts of a few good men who made that super human efforts. Thank you guys!
|Move out @ Bishan PCN|
Lovecyclingsg: Francis Chu and Steven Tang (with LCSG angels)
Punggol Night Rider: Dean Tan and Ho Keng Yong (with PNR angels)
Cycle Kakis: Allen Chew and his team
Westie Warriors: Louis Lee and Darren Siow (and their team)
PUB side: Kit Yap was our go-to man and got my most nagging
From Left, Allen, Dean, Francis, Louis and myself. For riders by riders!
I went with George (Encik) on the Bishan route to help out Francis and Steven as it was technically the most difficult. We knew from the recce that the route was "cross-country", have to carry the bike over bridges(Braddel road), cross a messy web of traffic junctions(Serangoon/Bendemer/PIE area), disconnected/confusing link to Kallang PCN. Route taken is here
The safety briefing and danger points was clearly shared by Steven Tang to the group. We had about 100 riders and broke into 4 packs to reduce the congestion on the PCN and traffic junction. Leaving in 5 min intervals, the group cycled slowly along. As we reached the first junction, the outriders were in position, helping to move the pack across smoothly.
|The nice outriders who help us clear the danger zones quickly. Thank you.|
|@ Braddell Bridge.. shiok shiok|
|ok, let's cycle!|
The next traffic area was the beside St Andrew/Serangoon road/Bendemer Junction. It was identified as the most critical area and like clock work, the safety outrider team were in position and helped provide a level of safety cover which made the ride smooth.
|gulpppp.. here we go!|
|At the Serangoon/Bendemer junction. Encik George leading pack 3|
|LCSG carnival feel!|
|Kin hor with Uncle Roland, covering the video and shots.|
|big ma ma|
|We did mentioned it would be challenging.. a very difficult section toward Kallang PCN|
|Gabriel, another Angel who help link up with the rear group so no break contact|
|Super Outrider escort @ Kallang road. Making it safe and enjoyable for the riders!|
|Steven Tang leading Bishan route.. almost there!!|
|This was why...|
|Packed to the brim|
|fellow cyclists forming the giant bubble|
|Hot hot hot... but we will tahan! We are cyclists!|
|Giant water bubble.. want to see close up??|
|Doing the giant water bubble. Cyclists boleh!!|
|This was how big it was!!!|
For the 4 groups who helped made it happen, I was very glad the group leaders went up to the stage, shook Mr Vivian hand and got recognized with a nice token of appreciation for their efforts.
|Francis representing Lovecyclingsg|
|Allen representing Cyclekakis|
|Dean Representing Pungol Night rider(PNR)|
|Louis representing Westie Warrior|
|A photo with our PM Lee!|
|Part of something meaningful. LCSG, PNR, Cycle Kakis and Westie Warrior, thank you!|
|This is for all LCSG riders. You roooccckkkk!|
|Mission acomplished... now Wanton noodle time!!|