Feature – Cycling in Singapore
Nothing says ‘freedom’ quite like hopping on a bike and travelling on two wheels. If you’re planning to cycle in Singapore, make sure you’re best prepared before you signal to go
Being an island that is full of cyclists, Singapore has plenty of pathways that allow us to enjoy the scenery while travelling on the saddle. Check out the Park Connector Network, suitable for bikes, blades or joggers. It comes with an etiquette guide so you can be sure to cycle (or blade, or jog) considerately.
Hiring a bike is a popular past-time here in Singapore, hence the number of rental cabins or ‘pitstop booths’ that have sprung up around town. Look on Sentosa, up East Coast Parkway and around Changi Beach to find the perfect rental for you.
The LTA has its own guide for cycle safety, which you can download from the internet, with hints and tips on road use, maintaining your bike, swotting up on road signs and how to share cycle paths.
So you think you’re an old dog behind the handlebars? Brushing up on your bike technique is always a good idea, especially in a new town. Kids can make the most of numerous bike schools around the island; book a private class or sign them up to a group. Look out for courses set out via holiday camps, as these are often a good source of bicycle schools.
BIKE EVENTS & GROUPS
There are plenty of planned bike events here on the Red Dot: 10k, 25k, round-island races. Log on to Singapore Cycling Federation to keep up to date with the upcoming schedule. There are also plenty of groups that organise scheduled tours at weekends and on early weekday mornings.
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