Im being moved to Hong Kong for work. Ive only ever been there for meetings in the past, so never paid attention to the cycling options/ scene.
How is it to ride in the city (can you cross on the bridges, or have to take ferry)?
How about MTB/geared stuff... worth getting a bike?
Much in the way of racing?
some of the people in the hong kong thread i would imagine
If you ride fixed, you can contact HK-based Skream Bikes
The friendly people over there will be happy to show you around
Rapha HK also host weekly rides, you can meet other expats over there
Anyone have experience in getting around Hong Kong specifically around HK island on a bike?
Switching from getting around everyday on a bike to public transport sounds Hella boring...
No reason you can’t commute if you’ve got somewhere to keep a bike at work and shower there - you’ll get very sweaty.
Drivers aren’t particularly used to seeing cyclists on the roads in central/Sheung Wan/Wan Chai etc and you’ll get zero help from the police if you get knocked off.
That said, I used to ride back from the MTR to the mid levels if I’d done a ride in the new territories or Lantau and never had a major problems. Just assume every driver plans to try and kill you, even if you’ve made eye contact.
Lols sounds like a delight!
I’ll wager you won’t fancy cycling around the city during the day. It’s too oppressive to walk far or very quickly between April and October.
That said, there’s some brilliant cycling to be done. It does get a bit repetitive but then Thailand/Vietnam/Taiwan/Japan are all within reach for cycling hols.
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