HK Cyclothon Returns After Four-Year Break
by: The Beat Asia
October 28, 2022
The HK Cyclothon returns to Hong Kong on Dec. 18 after years of uncertainty surrounding public gatherings.
Co-organised by Sun Hung Kai Properties and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the event will kick off with 50- and 30-kilometre rides starting at Tsim Sha Tsui East.
From there, cyclers can enjoy the iconic landmarks around Hong Kong. Participants in the 50- km ride will cycle through Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Ka Bridge, and Stonecutters Bridge.
Cyclers who have not previously participated in the Cyclothon must pass a skill test to join the event. Cyclists will also be required to have at least three vaccine doses 14 days before the event to participate. Masks will not be required for cyclers during the ride.
As the biggest outdoor sporting event since the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak, the government is wary of the risks of COVID-19 transmission and has requested higher levels of protection.
“According to the government, whatever measures they have taken to relax the restrictions on movement or social gatherings, they will not [roll] it back,” Tourism Board chairman Pang You Kai was quoted in a local news article covering a Thursday press conference.
“We will follow and respect the government’s line, but if there’s a major outbreak, we’re told to postpone the event… of course, the health of the community comes first.”
Cyclists can register for the event from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6. The event will be held from 5:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Dec. 18. Road closures will start at 1 AM and will re-open 4:30 PM.
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