The 2022 edition of the Hong Kong Cyclothon is confirmed for December 18. The event will feature a 50km ride and a 30km ride, which will both begin and end at in Tsim Sha Tsui East. Registrations for the cyclothon open at 10 am on October 29 and close at 11:59pm on November 6.
The 50km route, which is open to individuals and teams, will cover Ma Wan via the Cheung Tsing Tunnel, Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, Nam Wan Tunnel, Stonecutters Bridge, and Eagle’s Nest Tunnel. The route for the 30km race will only take riders to Tsing Yi via the Cheung Tsing Tunnel, Nam Wan Tunnel, and Stonecutters Bridge.
This year, the cyclothon is open to 3,000 participants who must be triple-vaccinated against Covid-19, take a PCR test within 48 hours of the event, and undergo a rapid antigen test (RAT) within 12 hours of the races. Riders will not need to wear masks while cycling. In addition, everyone who registers for the event must undergo a skills test.
The last time the cyclothon was held was in 2018, after which it was cancelled because of social unrest in 2019 and the city’s Covid-19 situation from 2020 onwards. Other iconic Hong Kong sporting events have also been confirmed for the next few months, most notably the Hong Kong Sevens that will kick off in November, and the Hong Kong Marathon that will take place in February 2023.
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