Off to Manila in the Philippines in the next couple of weeks and will be there for a year or so. Wondering whether to take my bike with me. So, I was wondering if anyone on the forums has been to the Philippines or whether anyone resides there, especially Manila, and taken their bike with them or done any cycling in the area? I'd be interested to hear about local cycling activity - regular riding groups for training with etc, local clubs, safety in terms of road safety/likelihood of being kidnapped as a westerner (probably unlikely but it happens!), general perception of cycling by the general public there, and also if anyone knows of any web links I can read about Philippine cycling. I am aware there is a Philippine pro team by the name of Casino (?) and that they do have a national Tour Pilipinas which will be held in April this year. Have looked at the national Philippine cycling organisation website but it didn't seem to be working. Also be interested to hear from anyone who's been there at all, not necessarily cycling, and what it's like...you can only get some idea from reading a number of books/internet articles.