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A tour de force

Come Sunday 18 January riders will be donning helmets and lycra to take part in “Le Tour de Hong Lok Yuen, a charity ride in support of LIVESTRONG.

Lance Armstrong's name is more readily associated with the Tour de France not a small town in the new territories, but not anymore...

Making inroads

The current plan of extending Hirams highway has locals asking for a cycle path

Widely known for its scenic beauty and recognized by the government as ‘the Garden of Hong Kong’, Sai Kung is one of a handful of places...

 

King of bling

Bottom brackets have never really been sexy bits of kit but all that’s about to change

  

Confessions of a gear junkie

Can Brandon Kirk go cold turkey or will he be hitting the trails next weekend decked out in pink and purple body hugging lycra?  

I have a confession to make – I have way too many bike clothes. Not only that, but I still want more!. Three pairs of gloves, three pairs of shorts, and countless socks and jerseys …

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Caught in the act

The pain and bruises may be passing. you are probably thinking never again! Heres the reason why you did and will do it again next year. check out these cool pictures of the race


Cheng cleans up

Cheng makes a clean sweep of the action asia mtb series 2008 by winning the final and most gruelling 5-hour lamma enduro

It was a thrilling end to the GP ReCyko AA MTB Enduro series. The reigning undefeated champion Cheng Cheuk Chun was over ten minutes behind the race leader Piers Touzel.....

A new order

As a logical progression of our advocacy efforts in the past year HKMBA is in the process of expanding our influence by incorporating several new strategies to promote the opening of new trails. 

Putting your neck on the line

As more of us head out to hit some gnarly trails we are aware of all the potential dangers. Legs, arms and even spines are heavily protected when we ride, But we still have a VULNERABILITY --- the neck....  Until now that is

Over the past few race seasons there have been some devastatingly fatal and near fatal accidents by some of the top pros. Most were spinal and neck injures...

Getting the Hump

Hydration used to be a simple choice of bottles or hydro pack, now CamelBak gives us a third OPTION

Sick and tired of losing your bottles or suffering a concussion every time you go over a bump... 

icon Annex 1 (2.74 MB)

CEDD has released a Request for Proposal to qualified contractors to perform a feasibility study on building mountain bike trails on South Lantau Island.

HKMBA has been working closely with CEDD to provide advice and input in order to assure that the best possible mountain bike trail options are implemented. 

The process for this project is as follows:

- Government will accept proposal responses from qualified consultants in the next month. They will then review the responses to determine the best qualified company.

- Once a bidder is chosen a one year in field study will be  conducted to look at an array of options for trails as well as coordinating with AFCD, local village, community and environmental interests.

- Study is submitted to CEDD who will then review the response and determine if the project will move forward

- If all goes well trail construction will begin

 

The  estimated time frame for this process is 18-24 months until actual construction of trails is completed

This project represents a unique opportunity for Mountain Bikers as this is the first mountain bike trail building project that  CEDD has lead and the first time bikers are actively involved in the planning process. The budget has been approved and we are moving forward. 

If anyone wants to get involved with this project or can offer advice or council please contact us.

Here is the link for the Request for Proposal from the CEDD site

http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/tender/agreements/invitation/ce_47_2008.htm

Or you can obtain them from our site: South Lantau

 

Regards

Bob Smith 

HKMBA Chairman  

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Dying in vein

 

We all do it, flying. But as an athlete did you know that you are more suseptable to DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) According to studies upto 85 Percent of endurance athletes are at risk when flying

 

Cramping your style

 

When cramps strike they can be crippling ruining the chances of a podium finish, find out the theories behind a sudden attack of EAMC and how to prevent them

 

Oz’s big night out

Night riding in Hong Kong adds a whole new element. Nothing can be taken for granted except blind fear reports Oz Wilde

Tyre obsession!

 

The right tyres can make all the difference, we’ve asked some of our local riders what’s their choice for Hong Kong’s inclement weather conditions

Dying for a drink

 

BIN YOUR OLD BOTTLES, THEY COULD BE KILLING YOU

It's hot and you're thirsty. Boy does that water feel good, with every gulp the body is replenished with the nourishing life giving fluid, but that is not all that you are ingesting, with every drink harmful toxins are being leached out of your bottle.

Putting the past behind us

 

Mark Keith takes a moment to reflect on AMERICAN politics, moving forward with the afcd. and the state of oneness

Did anyone else see Barack Obama on this mornings news?  He and John McCain are locking horns on Iran, the analogy here helps if you consider Iran as the AFCD.

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