Hong Kong Cyclothon 2017 invites cycling enthusiasts from Malaysia and around the world to join the intense race and celebrations in Hong Kong this October!
Hosted by Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the Hong Kong Cyclothon will see a gathering of some 5,000 local and international cyclists in a competition of speed and endurance on Sunday, 8 October 2017.
Top cyclists from various nations will take part in the first-ever UCI Class 1.1 road race organised in Hong Kong and experience the city’s enchanting appeal and applause from enthusiastic spectators and visitors. Join the passionate crowd in front of Victoria Harbour and cheer for the professional riders in the heart of the Event Capital of Asia!
Test your limits while you tour the city, pedalling along the scenic vistas, iconic buildings and structures. The Cyclothon offers nine different categories of rides which include the highlight 50km ride, 30km ride, Men’s/Women’s Open Race and Team Time Trial, Kids & Youth and Family Fun rides to accommodate everyone to have a good time on their wheels.
The 50km and 30km rides, in particular, offer a precious opportunity for riders to cycle through the diverse cityscape, streaking on bike beginning at Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui through to the Cheung Tsing Tunnel, over the renowned Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge; into Nam Wan Tunnel then onto Stonecutters Bridge before the last leg through Eagle’s Nest Tunnel to finish back at Tsim Sha Tsui.
This unique ride is a “must-do” for cycling amateurs and professionals alike. Riders will pedal through the shopping district of Mong Kok, whizz past elevated views of skyscraper homes in the Kowloon area on the West Kowloon and Tsing Kwai highways, breeze through the Tsing Yi and Lantau islands and breathe in the fresh sea air as they zoom past picturesque Victoria Harbour and the Sky 100 building on their way to the finish line next to the colonial-style 1881 Heritage building. Those cheering on family and friends can take advantage of the viewing points located at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.
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