02 Oct 2016
For charity, fun, and fitness, a group of DSTA engineers pedalled 42km to help raise funds for the less fortunate. They were among 7,000 cycling enthusiasts who participated in the community rides of OCBC Cycle 2016 on 2 Oct 2016.
The DSTA group is part of a cycling interest group that had been set up in DSTA to promote work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle. While the group members usually met up for 32km rides weekly, representatives for the charity event started to train over longer distances to gear themselves up.
Flagged off from the Singapore Sports Hub at close to 5am, our engineers pedalled by several iconic sites such as the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay, taking in the sights and scenes. After a good 42km-ride, they crossed the finishing line under the roof of the Singapore National Stadium.
“It’s really encouraging that 20 of us were able to participate in the event together,” said Deputy Director (C4I Development) Cheng Heng Ngom, one of the pioneers of the DSTA cycling interest group. This was the first time that DSTA had fielded a team for the OCBC Cycle.
Head Capability Development (Soldier Systems & Robotics) Ng Yuen Cheong, who joined the charity event, added: “It was a great ride and certainly a Sunday well spent for a good cause and my health. Funtastic!”
While the ride was physically demanding, the DSTA team thoroughly enjoyed the experience and forged stronger camaraderie. Bravo Team DSTA!