Cycling in Hong Kong

Leung steps in to steady things in Hong Kong cycling

HKCA chairman Leung Hung-tak

For a sport that's enjoyed so much success in recent times, including Sarah Lee Wai-sze's Olympic bronze medal in London last year, news of in-fighting and turmoil within the Hong Kong Cycling Association may come as a surprise. But that is exactly what Leung Hung-tak, the association's new chairman, has inherited after being elected to the post last month.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:00am

Wong Kam-po bows out of cycling after two decades at the top

Wong Kam-po

Veteran Wong Kam-po said he has no regrets about calling time on his 20-year-plus cycling career, as he finished his last competitive race in the Tour of Taihu in Jiangsu yesterday.

Wong, who will turn 40 in March, said he had gained much more than he had lost as a professional rider.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Use your head, wear a helmet

Some say you're not a real cyclist until you've fallen or crashed. While that's a standard I'd rather not have attained (and would happily still be a 'fake' cyclist without the scars), the reality of cycling is you never know when you might hit the deck.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Give former HQ back to the people

For a city that is so obsessed with property, it seems incredible to me that decisions over the future of Central Police Station, the Kai Tak airport site and now the government's former headquarters in Central have been so difficult.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cyclists in plea for route on Harbourfront

A continuous cycleway along the Hong Kong Island harbourfront is possible, a cycling group says, if transport officials are willing to build a track that in places is different from their standard type, and make some simple road improvements.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police look into clip of cycle race in Sha Tin

An online video clip showing 40 to 50 cyclists racing down a road near Science Park in Sha Tin at high speed has prompted a police investigation.

'We will look into the matter,' a police spokeswoman said yesterday.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Silent ride to remember cyclists killed on roads

Heine Yuan was a 24-year-old, enthusiastic, daily cyclist, described by a friend as 'a very happy person' who 'liked challenges'.

On May 6, while riding along Castle Peak Road, he was rammed by a minibus. He died in Tuen Mun Hospital the next day.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Transport policies must reflect importance of cycling in HK

It is heartening to see the South China Morning Post again strongly back an increased role for cycling in our transportation mix ('It's time to take cycling seriously in Hong Kong', Sunday Morning Post, August 1).

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Campaigners get on their bikes for cycle-path protest

A hundred cyclists campaigned yesterday for a cycle path along Victoria Harbour by cycling along the waterfront - or rather, the limited parts of it they could get to.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

talk back

Q How can Hong Kong be turned into a cycling-friendly city?

Being a Melburnian who has clocked up more than 20,000km of cycling around Melbourne and Sydney, I know what constitutes a good cycling track. Melbourne, compared to Hong Kong, is a delight for cyclists. It's possible to ride more than 30km on some tracks without having to dismount once.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q How can Hong Kong be turned into a cycling-friendly city?

For non-cyclists the answer would be that, in Hong Kong, it is impossible to make the city bike friendly. Even enthusiasts would say that it would be difficult.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Cyclists clamour for a route along the Island waterfront

Cyclists are lobbying the government to include a harbourfront cycling route in the new Wan Chai waterfront development, accusing the administration of having a blind spot for bicycles.

Cycling is clean, quiet and has health benefits, but Transport Department policy states that it is 'essentially a recreational sport' in Hong Kong.

3 Feb 2003 - 12:00am