KUALA LUMPUR, The annual outdoor sports gala, “Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon”, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) concluded on Oct 22, with around 5,000 cyclists participated in the seven rides and races.
“With rich international elements, we are delighted to see that both local and visiting cyclists enjoyed their rides across six districts and taking their memorable journey on the three-tunnel, three-bridge route.
“The programme of the event served as a perfect testimony of how HKTB highlights Hong Kong’s diversity and reinforce its status as Asia’s World City through staging different mega events, promoting Hong Kong as a top-of-mind travel destination to global audiences continuously,” said HKTB Chairman, Dr Pang Yiu-kai in a statement.
The cyclists dashed on a number of the city’s major traffic routes and passed through various iconic landmarks, in which the seven action-packed cycling events and international professional competitions take place from the early morning in the bustling city of Hong Kong.
In addition to the popular 50 kilometre (km) and 30km non-competitive rides, this year's Hong Kong Cyclothon also featured the highlight event, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) 1.1 Road Race which was won by rider from Team JAYCO ALULA from Australia.
A total of 14 teams from Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, the Mainland and Hong Kong participated in the event, with nearly 100 professional riders riding on Hong Kong’s uniquely curvy and narrow racetrack.
Furthermore, about 200 children aged six and above enjoyed the Family Fun Ride with their parents cycling on the road, while more than 20 celebrities from different sectors joined the CEO Charity and Celebrity Ride, promoting the cycling sports together.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency