Hong Kong Cyclothon returns in December after a 4-year absence, with 30km and 50km routes on offer
- Co-organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, cyclists will get access to major traffic routes rarely accessible to Hong Kong cyclists
- Title sponsor Sun Hung Kai Properties is hoping to use the event to raise funds for Sports for Charity and promote its Cycling Academy
The Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon is making a comeback after a four-year absence, with routes set to pass through major tunnels and bridges across six districts.
This year’s event will take place on December 18 and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am on October 29.
Co-organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, cyclists can choose a 30km or 50km ride that will both start from Tsim Sha Tsui East and stretch across Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, Stonecutters Bridge and major traffic routes rarely accessible to Hong Kong cyclists.
A Men’s Open Race and Women’s Open Race will also be held on the same day, along with a team race – winners from all three races will receive a first prize purse of HK$5,000.
Title sponsor Sun Hung Kai Properties is hoping to use the event to raise funds for Sports for Charity and promote its SHKP Cycling Academy, launched in 2018 to provide cycling training to secondary school students.
Come mid-November, the property group will also stage the annual Heung Yuen Wai Road Cycling Race in the New Territories.
Members of the public who have never joined the Hong Kong Cyclothon can take a skills test to see if they can qualify to participate in the event.
Both Sun Hung Kai and HKTB are hoping “thousands” of cycling enthusiasts will take up the opportunity to join the event.