HONG KONG, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by Pok Oi Hospital with Shanghai Commercial Bank as the title sponsor for the first time, "Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2015" will be held on Sunday, 12 April 2015. In its sixth year since instigation in 2009, this year the annual activity will be held on Stonecutters Bridge with a new spot, Nam Wan Tunnel. The total number of participants and amount of donations are expected to break the record again this year. A press conference is held today (26 Jan) to announce details of the event.
The cycling route is approximately 13km in length, with the starting point located on Tsing Sha Highway. Participants will ride through Nam Wan Tunnel and onto Stonecutters Bridge. Passing the turning point on Ngong Shung Road, the participants will then return to Tsing Sha Highway and hit the finishing line. Last year, this annual activity was held on Stonecutters Bridge — the world’s second longest cable-stayed bridge for the first time, enchanting every participant with its magnificent view over Rambler Channel. With a new spot — Nam Wan Tunnel, we believe that the activity will offer a brand new experience to the participants this year. Thousands of participants are expected to join this meaningful activity to raise donations for the underprivileged.
"’Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2015′ is the biggest cycling event in Hong Kong. The total number of participants this year is expected to reach 6,500. We are looking forward to a satisfying amount of donation to contribute to the development of Pok Oi Hospital," says Dr. Ho Wing Tim, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors in the press conference. Mr. Kwok Sek-chi, Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank remarks, "We are very delighted to be the proud title sponsor of ‘Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions’ (2015 to 2017) for three consecutive years. We are fully committed to fulfilling our corporate social responsibility to promote a healthier, greener and low carbon lifestyle through this meaningful cycling event. "
The participants will be divided into two categories — individuals and corporate teams. Participants raising a significant amount of donation will be rewarded with gold, silver or bronze awards of donation. Awards will be also given to the best dressed participants and those with creatively designed bicycles. Participants can win the fabulous prizes.
To join the game, qualified participants can submit applications either through the official website (http://www.cycleformillions.com) or by post, on or before 27 February 2015. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Among the guests in the press conference for "Shanghai Commercial Pok Oi Cycle for Millions 2015" are Mr. Yau Shing Mu, JP, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing; Dr. Ho Wing Tim, Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mrs. Tam Keung May Chu, Winnie, Incoming Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital Board of Directors; Mr. Lincoln Chu Kuen Yung, JP, Chairman & Non-executive Director of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Kwok Sek-chi, Chief Executive of Shanghai Commercial Bank; Mr. Jen Richie and Ms. Tse Kay, Event Ambassadors; and Mr. Yapp, Hung Fai, Mr. Yiu, Hok Man, Mr. Cheng, Siu Wai, representative of Eastern Sports Club.
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