Previously in speed skating, Jayson Chua has now taken on a slower sport to maintain his healthy lifestyle – cycling. However, still feeling the need for speed, he signed up for his first cycling competition – the OCBC Cycle Singapore.
We caught up with him at a Tribob intermediate training clinic last month…
Name: Jayson Chua
Occupation: Logistics Manager
Company: Dawyn Impact Pte Ltd
Marital Status: Married
Cheryl Tay: Is this your first OCBC Cycle Singapore?
Jayson Chua: Yes! In fact, I only started cycling a few months back.
CT: So you have not taken part in any other cycling competitions?
JC: Nope, this is the first. I used to do speed skating, but have stopped for about two over years since. In fact, my group of friends from speed skating moved over to cycling with me.
CT: How have you been training for this?
JC: I train about three times a week, about two to three hours each time. I just cycle with the group Georider. They are too fast though, 40km/h!
CT: How much have you spent on cycling so far?
JC: About $7,000.
CT: What benefits do you think cycling brings?
JC: For age better pick up some sport.
CT: What do you think can be done for safety for cycling?
JC: Just remember not to cycle alone, have sufficient lighting on your bike and help each other look out for traffic.
CT: What do you think can be done to improve safety?
JC: I think that’s not going to be easy. People have complained that the pathways are not for cycling and cyclists should be on the roads. That includes the beginners who then have to cycle on the road, which is quite dangerous.