HKBU team takes part in Hong Kong Cyclothon
13 Oct 2017
Around 100 HKBU students, alumni and staff members took part in the Hong Kong Cyclothon for the first time. At the event organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board on 8 October, the University community fully demonstrated sportsmanship and a spirit of unity.
The third Hong Kong Cyclothon attracted about 5,000 participants, including 17 professional cycling teams from 12 countries and regions. The race was divided into several categories: 50 km Challenge Ride, 30 km Community Ride, Family Fun Ride, and Kids and Youth Rides. President Professor Roland Chin led a nine-member HKBU team in the 50 km Team Ride, starting from Tsim Sha Tsui, then along Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, Stonecutters Bridge and Eagle’s Nest Tunnel.
The HKBU team practised hard in Hong Kong Science Park and Luk Keng prior to the Cyclothon. A set-off ceremony was also held on campus to cheer for the team a few days before the event. In addition, around 200 HKBU student ambassadors served as volunteers to provide on-site support for the participants and encourage HKBU cyclists during the event.