Race car driver and presenter
People know me for fitness, cycling, kids and their meltdowns. The formula that I love to share is, 'Don't ask why, ask yourself why not?'
Tell us your story, how did you get here?
What you see is what you get, pretty much a very unfiltered Claire you’ll see out and about on social media. People know me for fitness, cycling, kids and their meltdowns. The formula that I love to share is, “Don’t ask why, ask yourself why not?”
What impact have you made in Singapore?
People originally know me for being the only female race driver in Singapore, and racing anything that gives me goals to work towards (even if it means I’m not that great, I just keep trying).
Impact-wise, it’s a good mix of raising mental health awareness and raising funds or awareness for charities through my love of sports. I don’t really keep track if there’s an impact or not, but I know these are important aspects I believe in enough to want to share.
What does 2022 look like for you?
I’m taking some time out to undo the need to always be out there, and work on learning how to unwind or slow down. I’m also working on projects like Inspiring Girls, which visits local schools and teens to give talks, raising funds and awareness through the arts; and Acres facility, which aims to educate our youth on wildlife and illegal animals brought into Singapore. And really just doing random mountain bike, duathlon and triathlon competitions.
What do you love most about Singapore?
I love the ease and vibrancy of the ability to connect with so many people socially. I’ve met so many amazing and interesting people through cycling. We have so much to do in Singapore. Yes, we’re small, but through Covid, I appreciate Singapore even more than before.
What do you love most about your sport?
Cycling should be enjoyable. I love that you can go as fast or slow as you want. You can have alone time or be social and enjoy the wonderful company that can motivate you. It gets you from A to B and I’ve visited so many new places that surprise me after two decades here.
Most of all, I get to spend time with my family and my dad. We create new precious memories.
Who is your Local Legend, and why?
I have to say Dr Jade Kua who’s a paediatric emergency specialist. It takes a certain special person to work in her line and hold down a family fort. She gives back so much in her free time by being a life coach and even developing wonderful educational apps on CPR.