A Hotel In Tsim Sha Tsui Puts Guests Close To October Bicycling Action In Hong Kong

By: Gsmyth | Posted: 04th June 2017

Guests at any of a number of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui hotels will find themselves in the right area this October for plenty of cycling fun and action, courtesy of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon.

Taking place in the Tsim Sha Tsui area over the weekend of 10 and 11 October 2015, the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon is a mixture of amateur and professional races and rides, and a festive two day carnival with food, music and games.

The event is geared toward seasoned cyclists, beginners and spectators, with nine categories of races and rides. A highlight is the Criterium Race which is divided into three events - the International Criterium Race with invited professional cyclists from around the world competing on a closed circuit short course, and the Men’s and Women’s Open Races.

There’s the 35 km Challenge Ride and 35 km Team Challenge Ride for professional and experienced amateur cyclists, the 10 km Community Ride for the general public, the invitation only CEO Charity Ride which sees company bosses get on their bikes for a good cause, the Kids & Youth Rides and the Family Fun Ride.

Recommended vantage points from which to catch some of the cycling action in the International Criterium Race, Men’s Open Race, Women’s Open Race and CEO Charity Ride are at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and UC Centenary Garden (near Mody Road) in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

To see the start and finish of the 35 km Challenge Ride, 35 km Team Challenge Ride and 10 km Community Ride, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza on Salisbury Road is the place to be. The piazza is also where the two day carnival is on.

A week later on Sunday 18 October and the fun and excitement switches from the city streets to the waters of iconic Victoria Harbour. The New World Harbour Race 2015 will see around 2,500 contestants swim 1.5 km from Lei Yue Mun Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier in Kowloon to Quarry Bay Park Public Pier on Hong Kong Island.

This is an event that holds historical significance, having been one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated events for over 70 years. The Cross Harbour Race was held annually from 1906 to 1979, when it was suspended and then revived in 2011 as the New World Harbour Race.

In February 2016 Hong Kong will welcome the world’s elite show jumping riders. To be held at AsiaWorld-Expo near Hong Kong International Airport, the Longines Masters of Hong Kong will see the 25 best riders and their horses once again compete in CSI 5* classes, striving for equestrian glory and total prize money of US$1 million.

From Tsim Sha Tsui hotels, AsiaWorld-Expo can be reached on the MTR (Mass Transit Railway). Considered to be one of the best public transport systems in the world, Hong Kong’s MTR network covers much of the destination and consists of around 150 stations.

A number of hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Admiralty, Wanchai and other locales are conveniently situated to one or more MTR stations. It makes for convenient and affordable travel around the city and surrounding districts.

April will see rugby fever take over Hong Kong, with the 2016 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on from 8 to 10 April. This annual spectacular is one of the biggest rugby events on the international sporting calendar and plays out at the 40,000 seat Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island.

Again, the MTR is a convenient way to reach the stadium from Tsim Sha Tsui hotels, with the nearest station to the stadium being Causeway Bay Station.

The choice of hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui includes some of the best design and boutique hotels Hong Kong has to offer. These hip, lifestyle-oriented properties like Residence G Hong Kong (by Hotel G), for example, have helped create the stylish edge this vibrant and bustling area enjoys. Tsim Sha Tsui also boasts a number of leading Kowloon luxury hotels, such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, The Peninsula Hong Kong and Hyatt Regency Hong Kong.
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