In this and my coming posts, I will revisit a number of popular cycling routes in Hong Kong. Let me share with you the beautiful scenery of Hong Kong and hopefully provide you with some background information in case you will be riding in Hong Kong in the near future.
The first one of the series is “Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk“.
|Route Name||Shatin / Tai Mei Tuk|
|Background||This is one of the oldest cycling routes built in the 70s along with the development of the Shatin New Town. It runs along the Shing Mun River and the Tolo Harbour.|
|Starting point||Tai Wai of Shatin|
|End point||Tai Mei Tuk of Taipo|
|Point of Interest||Shing Mun River Promenade, Science Park, Pak Shek Kok Promenade, Tolo Harbour, Taipo Waterfront Park, Ting Kok Road, Tai Mei Tuk, Plover Cove Reservoir|
|View (1 to 5 👍; with 5 for the most stunning view)||👍👍👍|
|Difficulty (1 to 5 💪🏼; with 5 is the hardest)||💪🏼|
|Food & Drinks||Lots of Cafes, restaurants in Science Park and Tai Mei Tuk|
|Toilets||Along Science Park, Tolo Harbour and Tai Mei Tuk|
This is also my second ride of the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge that took place on 17 March 2018.
Instead of riding from Tai Wai, I started my solo ride from FoTan where my bike was kept. I also met some of my cycling buddies at the bike shop and they were having the regular exercise too.
The weather is not good today. No bright sunshine, only grey sky and gust of strong wind to accompany my ride.
Shing Mun River Promenade and Jockey Club Shatin Race Course (On the opposite side of the river).
The famous “Twin bridge” where a lot of cyclists and joggers gathered for a break or taking their selfie.
The Science Park and the Pak Shek Kok Promenade.
Tolo Harbour Cycling Path – With stunning view for fun ride and also a straight stretch of 5 Km for high-speed sprinting.
After the sprinting, you will come to the Ting Kok Road, a narrow cycling path with dual-lane traffic and quite a number of pedestrians walking along.
Some official declared monuments built by Hakka villagers in the ’30s.
You will also have a chance to meet some of the Hong Kong Cycling team members as well. In fact, we are short of formal training ground for them.
Within 15 minutes, you will arrive at today’s destination, Tai Mei Tuk.
Going to Tai Mei Tuk without a visit to the main dam of the Plover Cove Reservoir cannot be considered as a completed trip.
Plover Cove Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Hong Kong. It’s two Kilometers long main dam is an excellent place for riding as well as to enjoy the scenery of the Tolo Harbour.
Here we go.
One more point to note: beware of those four-wheels drives. 🤣🤣
Time for lunch today and some local spending. A simple meal with a peaceful atmosphere.
On my return trip, I intentionally took on a different route after Ting Kok Road and going through the Taipo Industrial Area to visit the Taipo Waterfront Park.
Summary for today’s ride.
Finally, a 3-D summary generated with Relive.
BTW, the feature image at the front of this post is the road to Luk Keng, another famous place for road climbing. I may also revisit this place later on.