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HK's Chief Takes the Lead

Hong Kong's Chief EXECUTIVE Re-discovers the Bike and how it can bring people closer to nature and improve economic opportunities for disadvantaged regions through eco-tourism

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After a 29 year hiatus Donald Tsang got back in the saddle last weekend in Tsim Bei Tsui as part an eco-tour organised by BiciLine. His young guides introduced him to the area and local flora and fauna including Spoonbills, Egrets and Fiddler Crabs. This area is very popular with birders and nature photographers. In his blog he reminisced about his last ride on bike in 1981 when was stationed in the Sha Tin District Office and inspected the bikes paths being constructed at the time.

HK's Chan Chun Hing wins Gold in Cross-Country at 2010 Asian Games

Beats heavily favoured japanese rider by 15 seconds and now sets his sights on 2012 London Olympics

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HK proved yet again its a cycling hotbed as Hong Kong rider Chan Chun Hing finished the 43.2km race in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 33 seconds being the first HK rider to claim a medal in mountain biking at the Asian Games since Brian Lam Cook's bronze medal in downhill in 1998. Behind Chan was Kohei Yamamoto of Japan and Duan Zhiqiang of China

The HKMBA's Vice-Chairman, Kenneth Lam said 'this is a fantastic result. All Hong Kong mountain bikers are very proud of him. He will inspire many young riders to take up the sport.'

Shaun Horrocks of the HKMBA also sees a bright future ahead for the sport in HK with riders like Chan leading the charge provided the conditions are right

'The government has not been taking the needs of the sport seriously and not a single legal trail has been added since Dec 2004 -  almost six years -  while the number of riders grows and grows.  I believe that old landfills could be converted into mountain bike training centres with purpose built trails for everyone of all ages and abilities. They can even be lit at night like the tennis courts are.'

Congratulations to Chan Chun Hing from the HKMBA Team

 

SF Express and HKMBA are proud to present The SF Classic Super-D Downhill race as part of the HK Mountain BIKE FEST to be held on Oct 3, 2010 in Tai Lam Country Park

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The SF Classic, Hong Kong’s first Super D race. This unique time trial race will challenge competitors over the grueling 6k downhill trail of Tai Mo Shan.

Entries are limited so act quickly and enter the SF Classic here.

An XC event is also being held. Click here for more details.

With over HK$38,300 in cash and prize give aways, this is the largest purse for any mountain bike event in Hong Kong.

PLUS you will get a chance to enter into our lucky draw where you could win a CHIRU “Laktik” frame worth HK$8500. Go to www.chirubikes.com and check them out.

Categories:

Male

1. Junior (16-19 – with parental consent)
2. 20-29
3. 30-39
4. 40+

Women’s Open


Cash prize purse:
Men.

1. Junior (16-19) - Gold - HK$ 1000, Sliver - HK$ 500, Bronze - HK$ 300
2. 20 - 29 - Gold - HK$ 1000, Sliver - HK$ 500, Bronze - HK$ 300
3. 30 - 39 - Gold - HK$ 1000, Sliver - HK$ 500, Bronze - HK$ 300
4. 40 + - Gold - HK$ 1000, Sliver - HK$ 500, Bronze - HK$ 300

Female - Gold - HK$5000, Sliver - HK$2500, Bronze - HK$1000

Overall winners cash prize:

* Fastest overall time - HK$ 12,000
* 2nd overall - HK$ 5000
* 3rd overall - HK$ 3000

START location for Downhill is Route Twisk Road above AFCD branch office.

FINISH location is Ho Pui BBQ.

IMPORTANT -SEEDING start order to be determined by those putting their EXPECTED FINISHING TIME IN BIOGRAPHY LINE in online application form. FASTEST riders will have priority going early.

Registration opens immediately and please visit the Action Asia Events website

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