The Cyclothon is back on again on December 18 after four years as cyclists can start signing for the popular event tomorrow.
The Tourism Board, which coorganizes the event, said yesterday it will feature 3,000 cyclists on a 50-kilometer route that starts in Tsim Sha Tsui east and goes through Tsing Ma, Ting Kau and Stonecutters bridges as well as Cheung Tsing, Nam Wan and Eagle's Nest tunnels before ending in Tsim Sha Tsui.
And those who have not taken part in the Cyclothon before will have to pass a skills test in order to participate, which also includes a 30-kilometer ride as well as individual and team time trials in Tsim Sha Tsui.
They can sign online for the 50 km and 30 km events starting at 10 am tomorrow, with application fees set at HK$650 and HK$330.
Cyclists will also pass by the Hong Kong Cultural Center, the International Commerce Center and other landmarks.
They are not required to mask up during the race.
All registrants must have received three Covid vaccine
jabs, with the last dose being taken 14 days before the event.
They are also required to test negative in a PCR test arranged by the organizer within 48 hours prior to the event, and get a negative result in a rapid test taken on the day of the event.
Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman Pang Yiu-kai welcomed the return of Cyclothon, saying: "Through this event, we hope to showcase Hong Kong's appeal in sports events and the city's vibrant facets to the mainland and global travelers to entice them to visit Hong Kong and join the event in person in the future."