Mountain Biking

Short Sport, November 12, 2012

Keung is king of the mountains

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 6:25am

Short Sport, November 11, 2012

Rookie Charlie Beljan takes a breather during his second round at Disney. Photo: AFP

Rookie ends round, then heads to hospital

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers

There are designated mountain bike trails. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

I refer to the letter by Duncan Lightfoot ("Cyclists ruin visitor's hike in country park", October 11).

22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Running wild

While some Hongkongers think summer is the perfect time to chill indoors with a fine wine, others prefer the adrenaline rush from exercising outdoors. The sun and other elements, however, require preparation and a lot of gear.

The latest outdoor sports gear is lighter and has more functions than before, according to Wong Ho-fai, sport marketing executive at The Overlander.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mountain bike equipment

Orange Five Pro

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Actress scales fresh heights for the role of a lifetime

There is only one race that Vanessa Haywood hasn't finished in her life. She was mountain biking when her front wheel hit a rock, and she fell off - face first - while racing downhill at 50km/h. 'And I didn't finish only because I knocked myself out and had to be rushed off to hospital,' she says.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's all downhill from here

Perched in your saddle and looking south across the whaleback mountains above Sun Valley, Idaho, towards the distant, arid Snake River Plain, you can easily imagine yourself as a cowboy riding the range - except the saddle is attached to a mountain bike, and you're about to hit some of the driest, smoothest and finest single track in North America.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

United effort by hikers and bikers is far better than confrontation

As an elementary teacher at a school in Hong Kong, my students learn many lessons, both social and academic. One of the most important for any child to mature to adulthood is to see that other people have needs of their own, and to accept and accommodate those needs if possible.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mountain bikers have been given a raw deal

Mountain biking by definition is about overcoming obstacles. Hong Kong's best bikers are quite good at it, with one having won the city's first Asian Games gold medal for this event - now also in the Olympics. This has raised their hopes of sharing government funding for cycling as one of Hong Kong's 15 sports accorded elite status.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Pedal power fuels mountain bikers

Mountain biking has burst onto the adventure sports scene. With more than 12,000 riders, the sport is thriving and its enthusiasts are looking for more opportunities to see it grow. Hong Kong provides adventure sports fans with an opportunity to learn the techniques of cross-country or downhill racing on a range of trails nearby.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


No need for legal protection of judges' pay

I refer to the editorial ('Judges' salaries need protection by law', September 24). Judicial independence does not require a law banning cuts of judges' pay. Constitutionally, such a law would be cosmetic since a legislature cannot bind its successors, who have equal power to make or unmake laws.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Mountain bikers should not be given more country park trails

I refer to the letter from Paul Mak ('Plea for trails', September 10) proposing the opening up of more trails for cycling in the country parks.

Your correspondent bemoans the authorities for having 'adopted a restrictive attitude towards this healthy exercise, by banning cycling in our beautiful country parks and just allowing a few cycling trails'.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Swiss rides his luck to clinch title

Fred Bourquin races to victory as main rival falters near the finish line

Swiss mountain biker Fred Bourquin clinched the crown at the GP ReCyko Action Asia Race 2 last Sunday, while Tsui Kin-man, winner of Race 1 on January 18, had to withdraw with a damaged machine.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK riders grab top three places

Tsui cruises to victory in 30-km event in first race of the series opened to all kinds of riders

Hong Kong riders swept to the top three places in the first race of the GP ReCyko Action Asia Mountain Bike Series last Sunday.

The race, held on November 18 at Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, was one of two races that forms the series organised by Action Asia.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Mountain bikers show it's a serious sport in HK competition

If there's any doubt about off-road cycling as a sport, Sunday's first Action Asia mountain bike race in Hong Kong should confirm its popularity. With only three weeks of registration, 130 serious mountain bikers signed up in two categories for the course at Tai Tam reservoir and applications were still being taken on Sunday morning.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am