Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Photo: HK Government
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Photo: HK Government

Around 5,400 cyclists will compete in a race to be held in Hong Kong on Sunday, October 14, in which professional and amateur cyclists, families and children will be able to enjoy a ride along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

As roads will be closed in phases across the city on the day of the race, police have advised the public and road users to pay attention to crowd-control measures and special traffic arrangements, according to a government release.

Most of the affected roads, mainly in Kowloon West and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Kwai Ching in New Territories South, and Lantau Island, will be closed starting at 1am on October 14 and will reopen at 11am.

Those in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East will open at 6pm as there will be races at a closed-circuit course in the afternoon.

More than 150 bus and minibus services will be diverted, truncated or suspended or will have their stops relocated, Headline Daily reported.

It is the fourth year of the Hong Kong Cyclothon. The race will range from the 50km and 30km rides to the family fun ride and rides for young people.

For the 50km route, cyclists will go through three tunnels and across three bridges on their way from Tsim Sha Tsui, including the Tsing Ma Bridge and the Eagle’s Nest Tunnel.