The “bike train” group cycle through Lai Chi Kok in Kowloon, Hong Kong, during their 15km bicycle commute from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tsuen Wan. A Hongkonger who founded a group to promote biking in London launched the initiative recently. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong protests’ disruption spawns group commute by bicycle – ‘It’s a green solution, and sociable’

  • Hongkonger who launched social cycling group in London seizes on Hong Kong transport chaos caused by anti-government protests to begin group commutes by bike
  • Anthony Lau’s ‘bike train’ runs from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tsuen Wan, and cyclists join and leave along the route. Riders enjoy the workout and the chance to chat
Topic |   Transport and logistics

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The “bike train” group cycle through Lai Chi Kok in Kowloon, Hong Kong, during their 15km bicycle commute from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tsuen Wan. A Hongkonger who founded a group to promote biking in London launched the initiative recently. Photo: Roy Issa
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.