Cycle tracks for kids on Hong Kong Island.
Learner cyclists can take off their trainer wheels on the Cyberport waterfront, where there’s plenty of flat space for wobbly beginners (and their parents) to find their two-wheeled mojo. The only obstacles are occasional fishermen and free running dogs. More experienced cyclists may prefer the easy breezy path in Cyberport park, overlooking Telegraph and Waterfall bays.
Address: Waterfront Park Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam
Repulse Bay Promenade
The waterfront promenade running from Repulse Bay Beach to Deep Water Bay beach is a picturesque walkway that attracts plenty of families and kids on bikes. It’s a flat, two kilometre paved track.
Family-friendly Stanley Plaza is a popular destination for kids on wheels, who ride bikes, scooters and skateboards in the area near the kids playground and towards the temple. It’s a car-free spot, with cafes and picnic tables for parents and plenty of space for learners. There’s also a bike rack next to the plaza.
There are two cycling tracks in the area. The track at Siu Sai Wan Road Garden is wider and better suited to small children, plus it’s close to Island Resort with its dining options and waterfront promenade. The cycling park at Yee Shing Lane Sitting Out Area has short routes with a incline for gentle freewheeling. There’s also a bicycle rental shop at Walton Estate, tucked into an alley to the right of Park n Shop (2pm-8pm daily, $20/hour, 9733 6647). Nearby Chai Wan Park (no cycling) has a waterfall, children’s playground, snack shop and lots of turtles.
Address: Siu Sai Wan Road Garden, Siu Sai Wan, Chai Wan; Yee Shing Lane, Chai Wan
In Quarry Bay Park Phase 2 (not Phase one, which is some distance away) is a designated 640m cycling track. Although flat, the track is narrow and windy, which makes it a bit challenging for novice riders. As well as the cycle path, the park has a running track and exercise equipment.
Address: Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay
Serious cyclists will enjoy Hong Kong’s new indoor velodrome, a world-class cycling facility in Tseung Kwan O (currently under renovation). Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Lee Wai-Sze regularly trains and competes on the sloping track. Access is restricted but would-be competitors can apply to the LCSD for a track pass. The public can watch the professionals from the spectator stands and there’s a playroom, activities room, table tennis and other facilities downstairs. Outside there are kilometres of dedicated cycle track around the 5.3ha park and along the waterfront of Tseung Kwan O, Po Lam and Lohas Park. There’s also a skate park, amphitheatre and climbing wall.
Address: 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O
Contact: 2878 8621