Here are the most commonly asked questions

  • Where do most rides start?

    Most rides start at "Sinopec" which is near the Cricket Club at Wong Nai Chung Gap.

  • Where can I rent a bike in Hong Kong?

    Bikes can be rented from lots of locations in Hong Kong, although riding on a rental is never quite the same as your own bike.  Rental locations on the island include:

    None have huge fleets of bikes, so you would be well advised to reserve a bike before travelling to Hong Kong.

  • Can I take my bike with me on the MTR?

    Yes! The MTR is the best way of travelling to rides in Lantau or the New Territories if you do not have a car.  The MTR asks you to remove the front wheel of your bike when inside the station, otherwise you are free to ride the MTR network as you wish.  The MTR can of course get busy.  With this in mind, most riders will use the front/rear carriage of the train as there is more space.

  • Are there cycle paths in Hong Kong?

    Yes, but they are faily limited.  The longest option is a largely flat path between Tai Wai and Tai Mei Tuk in the New Territories.  Details can be found here: Sha Tin to Tai Mei Tuk Path

  • Travelling abroad with my bike

    Many of us travel abroad with our bikes regularly, whether for work, racing or touring.  Here are some top tips:

    • Rather than travel to the airport with your bike, consider checking it in at one of the Airport Express stations (Hong Kong, Kowloon or Tsing Yi).  It is possible to check in your luggage (including your bike) one day before you travel.
    • Almost all bike bags fit in Hong Kong taxis.  Slide it across the back seats and jump in the front.  If your bike bag doesn't fit, hiring a XL Uber or a GoGo van are good alternatives.
    • Pack your bike carefully! This does not just apply to Hong Kong of course but judicious use of pipe cladding (available from a few shops along Wellington Street and in Sheung Wan) together with bubble wrap can help to avoid a nasty surprise when you arrive at your destination.
    • If you are travelling with Cathay, make sure you reserve a spot on the plane for your bike.  It doesn't cost anything but will take up a chunk of your baggage allowance.  Just call them up at least 72 hours before your flight (ideally much earlier) and make the necessary arrangements.
  • Can I get a bike fit in Hong Kong?

    Yes! Options include:

  • How do I become a member?

    We don't have members, just riders! Anyone can join any of our rides.

  • I have never ridden in a group before. Does this matter?

    In Hong Kong, most of the riding is single file as the roads are narrow and riders tend to become strung out on the hills and the descents.  If you are new to group riding, start off at the back follow the wheel in front of you and gain confidence.

  • Is the traffic scary?

    Traffic can make riding in Hong Kong a challenge.  For this reason, all of our rides set off early in the morning when most people are still asleep.  This is the best time to experience cycling in Hong Kong.

  • What do I need to bring on a ride?

    A lot of this is self explanatory. However, at a minimum, we suggest:

    • Water bottles – Riding in Hong Kong is thirsty work, especially in the summer.  Most riders will start the Saturday ride with 2 water bottles filled with water or the sports drink of your choice. On the weekday rides, one bottle is probably enough for most people.
    • Food - energy bars or gels, bananas, whatever you like to eat. 
    • Cash for coffee/water. 
    • Spare  tube, tire levers, patch kit, and pump, or C02 inflator with at a canister of C02.
    • Cell phone.
    • Bike  computer – if it is no on strava, were you really there? ;)
  • Where can I buy one of those awesome jerseys?

    We open the club shop a couple of times a year.  Details will be posted to the SIRs groups on Facebook and WhatsApp at that time.

  • Where can I insure my bike?

    None of the insurers in Hong Kong currently offer bike specific insurance.  As a result, many riders resort to adding their bike to their home insurance policy. However, read the coverage exceptions carefully.  It will likely not cover all scenarios, especially if you race in Hong Kong/abroad.