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SIRC Events to keep you motivated

Friday 6th August 2021

We all like a good coffee ride but competition and the drive to get faster on the bike is at the core of SIRC. Here are some great events to keep the motivation up for the second half of 2021!

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SIR DUO TT 2021

Saturday 8th May 2021

Amazing weather greeted the 38 teams that showed up for the annual two-person TT held on the rolling tarmac of Castle Peak Rd.

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SIRC Tour of Pain - Four Peaks Edition

Sunday 11th April 2021

It's the infamous SIRC Tour of Pain on Saturday, April 17th. And this version is going to be extra special as it spans all the major land masses of Hong Kong.

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SIRC - The Coffee Obsession

Tuesday 16th February 2021

The concept of cycling and coffee is one of those juxtapositions, like yin and yang or the white and black squares on a chessboard: one is not the same without the other. Here are some of our favourite cyclist-friendly cafes in Hong Kong.

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SIRC: 2020 in review (Be Guided by Pleasure)

Tuesday 12th January 2021

According to the nearly 500 GIFs on the SIRC WhatsApp chat in the last 6 months of 2020, we remain the most visually welcoming and cat-friendly cycling forum in Hong Kong!!

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SIRC Spring Classic Segment Challenge

Sunday 10th January 2021

2020 saw SIRC’s Covid classic series stomp into the early season cycling calendar with great vengeance. This year, the format has evolved to allow combining segment times to provide a more even playing field, because after all, the pure climbers already have the Peak ITT!

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Peak ITT 2020

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Despite the social distancing rules, the SIRC Peak ITT attracted a record number of riders, with 63 submitting a time for the 6.8km course between 6 am and midday on Saturday the 5th, and we had a new course record set for the ladies!

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INDOOR AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The growth of indoor, virtual and online training tools has been strong over the last few years. Here are a few ideas from the SIRs.

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THE SIR TOUR OF PAIN

Saturday 14th March 2020

The Tour of Pain runs about 2-3 times per year and is the subject of extensive banter, expectations, anxiety and well, pain. The idea was conceived in autumn of 2005 and has evolved over the years.

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Christmas Party Comedy Awards (& Colin Robertson Memorial Peak TT Honours)

Sunday 15th December 2019

As Oscar Wilde famously said, "Life Is Too Short To Be Taken Seriously", except of course when it comes to "The Rules". Likewise, awards at Christmas parties should NEVER be serious, nor interrupt a good time!

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SIR DUO TT 2019

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Despite 80% probability of rain in the morning, the clouds stayed away and the inaugural SIR Duo TT "training ride" went ahead as planned. A total of ten teams and two solo riders showed up.

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My First Ride With South Island Road Cycling

Thursday 11th April 2019

A tale of Strava stalking, the foggiest day in history, poor descending, and what it means to be a "SIR"

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