This year’s Hong Kong Cyclothon will be held on October 22 and will feature seven races, up from the two the event had for its 2022 edition. Registrations for this year’s race are open until September 12, and are open to international cyclists under the UCI Class 1.1 category for the first time in five years.

The other major race category is the 50km Ride that will have participants start and end at Tsim Sha Tsui, and ride through Ma Wan, the Cheung Tsing Tunnel, Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, Nam Wan Tunnel, Stonecutters Bridge, and Eagle’s Nest Tunnel.

The scenic 30km Ride will run from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tsing Yi via Cheung Tsing Tunnel, Nam Wan Tunnel, and Stonecutters Bridge before ending at Tsim Sha Tsui. The Family Fun Ride, which is open to children aged six years old and above, will take a circular route along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

All participants in the 50km and 30km rides most undergo a cycling technique assessment unless they cleared the evaluation in 2022, or completed the 2022 or 2018 races. The assessment will include a physical fitness and a U-turn test.

The race route for the 50km Ride of the 2023 Hong Kong Cyclothon.
The race route for the 50km Ride of the 2023 Hong Kong Cyclothon (© Hong Kong Tourism Board)

The Men’s and Women’s Open Races, which are open to professional local and Greater Bay Area riders, will encompass a 3.7km route between Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui East. The UCI Class 1.1 Road Race will see international cycling teams do 24 laps along a 4.3km route against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour.

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Meanwhile, the CEO Charity Ride and Celebrity Ride will be two-lap 1km races along Salisbury Road. 

Header image credits: Hong Kong Cyclothon

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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