Today I cycled the Bishan-Kallang PCN from Bishan to Gardens by the Bay. It took me about 50 mins to reach the destination. Not too bad considering how its all the way in Marina South. The pictures say it all and since I am going to work, I need to think about the alternative routes there. Its either I cycle and enjoy the quiet park connectors (there was no need to go on the road at all).
Or hère below are the alternatives.
After the entire recce trip, I wondered why I haven’t been cycling more. I really felt great and could feel how happy my circulatory system was.
I was pleasantly surprised that I was on the PCN most of the time. For some stretches, due to repairs, I had to go on the pavement for just a bit. The nicest stretch of the PCN was by Kallang River. There were a few turns to note but the home stretch to GB was sweet.
One can navigate using the Singapore Flyer.
Kallang Riverside Park is really quite peaceful.
I will get to see the new stadium being finished.
The stretch from here on is nice. It skirts the F1 track and the Flyer and leads to the DNA bridge.
The DNA bridge – lovely…
And finally to the eyes of the dragonfly that is the Flower dome. Very picturesque welcome.
As a treat, I bought 30 sticks of satay and put it in my bike bag that is attached to the front. The satay peeps were curious and enjoyed looking at my Tern P18. I forgot how nice the bike looks. I told them the bag was waterproof and ideal for transporting satay.
The ride home seemed faster as I was familiar with the route… I think I could easily do this route in 45 mins. The distance I travelled today was about 27km.
There are 4 bridges to cross. Two of them have narrow slopes for the bike to roll so no need to carry.
In reference to the overall map,
The place mark 1 is a bridge across Braddell Rd and has narrow slopes at the sides so you can roll your bike up.
2 is a monster bridge across Jln Toa Payoh, PIE, Woodsville Flyover and PIE slip road into the CTE!
3 is the bridge across Serangoon Rd.
4 is the bridge over Bendemeer Rd – it has a slope on one side for bikes to roll.
The monster bridge is this one near St Andrew’s.
Satay in the bag!