The second of the series is “Yuen Long to Tuen Mun“.
|Route Name||Yuen Long / Tuen Mun|
|Background||This is one of the oldest cycling routes built in the 70s along with the development of the Tuen Mun New Town. It runs along the old Castle Peak Road from Yuen Long to the Tuen Mun River.|
|Starting point||Yuen Long West Railway Station|
|End point||Tuen Mun Promenade|
|Point of Interest||Yuen Long, Ping Shan, Hung Shui Kiu, Siu Hong, Tuen Mun River, Tuen Mun Promenade|
|View (1 to 5 👍; with 5 for the most stunning view)||👍👍|
|Difficulty (1 to 5 💪🏼; with 5 is most difficult)||💪🏼|
|Food & Drinks||Lots of local Cafe, restaurants in Yuen Long, Hung Shui Kiu and Tung Mun Promenade|
|Toilets||Only a few public toilets in Yuen Long and Tuen Mun|
This is also my third ride of the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge that took place on 18 March 2018.
Unlike what I usually have, today is a group ride with my family and schoolmates. No cycling jersey and no clipless road shoes, just to have fun and enjoy the bright sunlight.
We gathered near the Yuen Long West Railway Station in the morning and rented a fleet of MTBs for today’s ride. Before starting our journey, have a snapshot of all the happy faces.
One, two, three, … nine. Oops, two are missing! 😱😱
My little boy and my wife are hiding behind us. 🤣🤣
Anyway, the show must go on and we are ready for today’s journey.
Along the Castle Peak Road, we shortly arrived in Ping Shan right at the edge of the Yuen Long city area. Guy at the front with full gears has just finished a fund-raising charity cycling event “Cycle for Million 2018” in the early morning.
The cycling path we are riding today was built to meet the daily commuting needs of people living around the areas. As can be seen in the photos, it is very narrow and with a lot of road crossings. We can’t ride fast and have to be careful with pedestrians occasionally walking onto the cycling path.
Within around 20 minutes of ride, we arrived at the old city area of Hung Shui Kiu, a very busy local community.
At “Nam Tei” that located at the edge of Tuen Mun, you will find the “Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery” built in the ’50s. The building in the centre of the following photo is the new multi-purpose complex that provides a buddhist shrine, a community hall, a library and cultural/welfare facilities. It was built in 1999 and resembling a gigantic crystal lotus blossom.
Behind my bike is the Light Rail Train and the Siu Hong Railway station. This is one of the major stations in Tuen Mun providing mass transportation services for the Tuen Mun New Town.
We finally came to our destination – Tuen Mun Promenade. From there you can take ferry to Tung Chung on the Lantau Island where the Hong Kong International Airport is located. Lantau Island is just on the opposite side of the sea.
After a brief rest at the Promenade, we rushed back to “Tai Fat Restaurant” in Hung Shui Kiu for our late lunch.
Soy sauce Chicken Leg with salad plus the famous “Milk Tea” (Hong Kong styled English tea served with a lot of milk that make it tasted as smooth as silk). The restaurant got the “Golden Milk-Tea” medal in 2009.
The taste is good but a little bit pricey!
After filling up our bellies, it’s time for home.
Lovely sunshine, laughter and wonderful foods are what we have today!
Summary for today’s ride.
3-D visualisation generated with Relive.