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