Catch the ac­tion

Watch am­a­teur and pro cy­clists as they take on one of the world’s busiest cities in the Sun Hung Kai Prop­er­ties Hong Kong Cy­clothon and Ham­mer Se­ries

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Hong Kong’s an­nual one­day cy­cling event is about to be­come big­ger and bet­ter than ever. As well as the usual host of ex­cit­ing am­a­teur events, this year will also see 11 UCI WorldTour teams take part in Ham­mer Hong Kong, the fi­nale of the 2018 Ham­mer Se­ries.

The Sun Hung Kai Prop­er­ties Hong Kong Cy­clothon takes place on Sun­day 14 Oc­to­ber 2018. It’s a unique plat­form for am­a­teur cy­clists to take on a 30km or 50km route through a di­verse cityscape – and against a back­drop of Hong Kong’s world-fa­mous sky­line. With events for in­di­vid­u­als and teams, men, women and chil­dren, there re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

The spec­tac­u­lar Cy­clothon route takes rid­ers from Tsim Sha Tsui to Ts­ing Yi, Ma Wan and back to Tsim Sha Tsui, pass­ing some of Hong Kong’s most iconic land­marks. Those tack­ling the longer route will also get to ride through tun­nels and cross three of the city’s spec­tac­u­lar bridges; Ts­ing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Stone­cut­ters Bridge.

Ex­pe­ri­ence the Ham­mer Se­ries

As if that’s not enough ex­cite­ment, this spe­cial day in Oc­to­ber will also see Ham­mer Hong Kong, the fi­nale of the 2018 Ham­mer Se­ries – no won­der it’s be­ing called ‘Show­down Sun­day’. For the very first time, the glo­ri­ous set­ting of Vic­to­ria Har­bour will be the lo­ca­tion for two back-to-back races to de­cide which team is crowned Ham­mer Se­ries 2018 cham­pi­ons.

Some of the world’s top pro­fes­sional cy­clists will be bat­tling it out in the fast and fu­ri­ous Ham­mer Sprint and gru­elling 21.5km Ham­mer Chase. There are some mag­nif­i­cent van­tage points along the way, so you’ll have no trou­ble find­ing a great spot to take in all the ac­tion. To find out more visit:

UCI Class 1.1 Road Race staged in Hong Kong at Cy­clothon 2017 © Keith Tsuji / 2017 Getty

Photo by Keith Tsuji / 2017 Getty Im­ages for Hong Kong Tourism Board

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