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2019 Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon

The exciting Hammer Series finale returns to Hong Kong with the 2019 Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon – one of the city’s top cycling fest and fast becoming one of Asia’s premier cycling events.

 

The 2019 Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon returns to the city for its fifth edition more popular than ever. This day-long cycling fest, held on 13 October on the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui and beyond, combines the opportunity for cycling enthusiasts of all ages to ride through the streets and iconic landmarks of Hong Kong with the spectacle of action-packed racing from the world’s top professional cyclists. In all, thousands of amateur riders, young and old, along with hundreds of professional cyclists take part in various competitive races and leisurely rides, cheered on by excited crowds along the way.

This year’s Cyclothon has four races and five cycling events. The popular 30km and 50km rides will anchor the morning’s activities as riders speed along some of Hong Kong’s most stunning landmarks including iconic bridges and tunnels, with the famed Victoria Harbour as the backdrop. A crowd of riders with imagination and creative flair will also adorn themselves in eye-catching costumes and take part in the newly introduced Fancy Dress Bike Party, while the Family Fun Ride, as well as the CEO Charity and Celebrity Ride, will see participants pedal gently through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui in a display of community spirit and fun.
 
Other races include the Elite Partners Men’s Open Race, followed by the Women’s Open Race and finishing with Hammer Hong Kong, the day’s main event presented by Sun Hung Kai Properties, to take place on the 3.8-kilometre closed circuit that stretches from Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to nearby Hung Hom. This year, Hong Kong serves as the final stop of the Hammer Series, as a strong line-up of UCI WorldTour Teams, Pro Continental Teams and the Hong Kong National Team compete for the event title as well as the overall championship of the season-long series.
 
To add to the experience, a spectator stand along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade offers visitors a premium view of the action-packed races.
 
Between good-spirited rides and intense, pulsating competition, the 2019 Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon promises to be a fantastic event for riders and spectators alike. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be in Hong Kong to join the crowd and cheer on the riders as they zip through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui and beyond!

 

The Hammer Series, which began in Europe in 2017, adopts an innovative team-vs-team race format that showcases the best of professional cycling. It’s fast, tactical and very hard. Hammer Hong Kong, sanctioned as UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1, will feature two disciplines. First up is the Hammer Sprint, which takes place on a 3.8 km circuit covered 11 times. There are points up for grabs every time the riders cross the finishing line, guaranteeing furious sprints and great entertainment for the fans watching. The final race is the Hammer Chase, a team time trial pursuit over five laps. Here, each team starts at a fixed interval according to their position on the leaderboard after the Hammer Sprint. Two groups will be competing: the Runners-Up Group, which will go first, and then the Finalist Group from which the first team to finish will be crowned Hammer Hong Kong Champions.

 

Schedule of Events:

 

5:05–8:00am

50km Ride / 50km Team Ride /
SHKP Greater Bay Area Youth Trophy

8:10–10:00am

30 km Ride  

9:00–10:10am

Family Fun Ride   

10:25–11:00am

Fancy Dress Bike Party

11:15-11:30am

11:45am--12:15 pm

CEO Charity and Celebrity Ride

Team Time Trial

12:25–12:55pm

Elite Partners Men’s Open Race

1:05–1:15pm

Women’s Open Race

2:00–4:45pm

Hammer Hong Kong, presented by

Sun Hung Kai Properties
(UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race)

- Hammer Sprint
- Hammer Chase

   
 

 

* Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

Route Map 

Best Vantage Points

Along Mody Road near the Urban Council Centenary Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui East 

Along Tsim Sha Tsui promenade on Salisbury Road

Cycling in Hong Kong

Got an urge to get on a bike yourself? Good idea! It’s an excellent way to explore the city and it’s a well-kept secret that Hong Kong has some of the best cycling in Asia. We suggest three routes for visitors that are all family-friendly, easy rides ( no busy traffic! ), with spectacular views. Bike rentals are available at each location.

1 Sha Tin to Tai Po: A charming flat ride along a dedicated 10km coastal cycle path, perfect for the whole family, with gorgeous and unimpeded views east across Tolo Harbour.

2 Mui Wo: Combine an enchanting trip to South Lantau with a most pleasant bicycle ride in and around the charming town of Mui Wo, exploring the nearby countryside.

3 West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade: For maximum convenience and non-stop stunning views of Victoria Harbour, check out this easy cycle path, all within the park, using the SmartBike shared bike service.

 

 

 

Edited on Aug 30

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