Wednesday, February 26, 2014

25th Feb 2014 - Hit and run case at Loyang road (Rider passed away on 28th Feb Morning)

Update on this case
Rider have passed away on 28th Feb morning.  Driver is still at large
Appeal for witness

My cousin is a victim of hit and run @ loyang way just now (tuesday,25 feb) at around estimated 3plus pm.. As there is a bicycle near him when he was found, rasenye he might be riding on that bicycle.. kindly PM me if anyone has any info 

He is currently critical and unconcious 

Place of Accident: Along Loyang Way.
Date: 25th Feb 2014, Tuesday.
Time: Approx 3pm
Victim: 19 year old Cyclist.
Condition: Critical with severe injury to the brain, broken shoulders and hip bone. Unconcious.
Accident location 

22nd Feb 2014 - Hit and Run case at Lornie road

By James Woo HIT & RUN driver who drives a White Audi. We suspect he's missing a headlight washer cover (right side). We found that piece on the road with a Audi logo behind. He hit my friend around 4.50am thereabouts not far from the SPC station in the direction of Lornie Road. Thankfully my friend survived the hit but the driver has to be brought to justice for hitting him and not stopping to assist!!

23rd Feb 2014 - Cycling accident at Jalan Buroh

Taken from Kenji hong FB
No official word on this. From FB thread, apparently a trailer sideswiped the road bike. The rider was taken into hospital and we know nothing so far. Putting it here so that can have a record of what happen

Friday, February 14, 2014

Singapore National Cyclists say YES to bike lanes

Road cyclists spend lots of time on the road and unlike many countries, Singapore does not have a velodrome nor country roads where there are lesser cars or traffic lights. The usual spot for cycle training like the Changi coastal road are increasingly getting into the news with cyclists getting run over by cars/ trucks. It's scary sometimes to be out cycling.... and frankly it is a ticking time bomb.
It is getting quite crowded and the roads is not exactly safe. Last year, a lady national cyclist, Dinah Chan had a bad traffic accident while training.  This is how she look after the accident and she is a very experienced rider.....
Screen grab from
In a most amazing comeback, she managed to recover in time and got gold (30km time trial) in the 2013 SEA games.  
Screen grab from
This begs the question, shouldn't more be done for our national cyclists and perhaps even a velodrome? Heck, super crowded HongKong even has one now.   So what gives?
Oh wow.. Dinah is also now training at HK velodrome....  I think thats pretty sad.
Dinah Chan, Photo credit by today online
Despite all the challenges, I see more and more cyclists on the road, PCN and parks. The most heartening news from the "roadies" is this. They are the OCBC sponsored riders and not just racing. They are also helping to share safety cycling awareness at the school. And yes, finally for the record. They expressed that cycling lane would help make it safer!
Lastly, I wonder with better cycling conditions... perhaps SG can get their very own cycling World champion? Will that be wishful thinking on our side or the agencies are already on it?  What do you think?
Taken from Yahoo sports page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Lim Kee Tiong slimming story by cycling!

This is why you cycle. Removes ur potbelly! Well done Kee Tiong!
This is his advice to get started. 

1. Get a bicycle that you love. How do u know? Easy, check if u can just sit there and keep looking at it for hours. 
2. Ride everywhere. Bike to work, run small errants, group rides, meeting friends etc. preferably a foldy, u can bring it almost anywhere and have little chance of getting stolen. 
3. Every ride is a training ride. I engage every slope with the fastest speed my legs can push. Keep up or overtake roadies with my small wheels if possible, when I meet them on the road.