It is easy to get kids started on this.
All you need is a roadworthy bike, some basic safety gear and a little bit of practice. Like swimming once you get the hang of it, the skill will stay for life. It is good to introduce kids to cycling from an early age.
To enjoy cycling in Singapore, try exploring the Park Connector Networks around your neighbourhood. If you have older kids who are more adventurous, try the Western Adventure Park Connector Network Cycling Trail. Spanning 10 different parks across Choa Chu Kang, this adventure trail stretches 20km and takes 2 to 4 hours to complete.
For younger children, opt for something simpler and nearby where the toilets, rest points and local grocery shops are known to you. Travel in a convoy with mom at the head and dad cycling behind to keep everyone safe in between.
Here, is a handy cycling checklist you might find useful:
- Mobile phone and a little cash
- Plenty of water and healthy snacks
- Puncture repair kit (these are cheap and can be bought from cycling shops)
- Toys for fun games like tennis balls and frisbees
- Simple first aid kit, insect repellent and sunscreen
You’ll be surprised how much fun things can be even when cycling along the neighbourhood. Write to us and tell us about your family cycling experience at Facebook.com/Dadsforlife.sg. We’d love to hear from you.