21 & 22 Jul 2018. Sat & Sun.
We were to gather at Kranji MRT at 6 am to start our cycling trip to Kukup. It rained that morning at 5 am so I had serious second thoughts about proceeding. It was merely passing showers so I plucked up courage and headed to the meeting point. As it was my 1st time with this group, I introduced myself to the cyclists gathered there. My friend came shortly later.
Towards Singapore customs and immigration, we used the motorbike lane. On the Causeway, there were people on electric personal mobility devices moving on the wrong direction by side of the road which made it a bit dangerous for road users.
Around the Malaysian customs, there are plenty of bridges so climbing them needed some strength. As we climbed, everyone in my group overtook me and I found myself at the rear of the group. Fitness really counts when climbing hills.
We rode to a breakfast place called B.Point and the support vehicle was there to take our backpacks.
There were water breaks every 13 km or so. The support vehicle would replenish our bottle with chilled water, isotonic drinks and bananas.
The roads were mostly very pleasant to ride, especially when we got out of the city and into the countryside. We arrived at Kukup Fishing village just before lunch. Our accommodation for the night is a place called Kukup Oceanic Sky. It has air con bedrooms, water heat showers, sea views and all meals cooked in house.
We parked our bikes indoor and proceeded to a wide spread of lunch.
After a nap, we were served afternoon tea.
Some of us went shopping while other took a boat ride to a kelong.
We enjoyed the sunset view from the balcony.
After the scrumptious BBQ dinner, we had a private fireworks display.
There was karaoke in the evening and many enjoyed themselves.
The next morning, after breakfast, we saddled up and began our journey home. The remaining durians were carried by the support van and consumed during our water break. This must be the best support ever on any cycling trip!
The weather on this return trip was again cloudy and overcast and so provided much needed shade against the harsh sun. It drizzled during our lunch break which is a good thing as we could cycle back to the Causeway in cool air.
I’m so glad to have made this trip and made many new like-minded friends.