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Hong Kong to stage its first ever ‘cyclothon’

Hong Kong has announced it will host its first ever ‘cyclothon’ on 10-11 October.

Hong Kong to host its first 'cyclothon'. Image courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Hong Kong to host its first ‘cyclothon’. Image courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The event will see some 5500 cyclists descend on the city for a series of events and races, which will range from laid-back beginner rides to a challenging 35km route that will allow cyclists to traverse the Tsing Ma suspension bridge. In addition to these amateur events, four professional cycling races will also be held. Organisers say the purpose of the event is to allow cyclists to take in the city’s main sights aboard their bikes. Cyclists must first pass a ‘skills test’ several days prior to the event before they will be allowed to participate. Read more: discoverhongkong.com