Cyclists invited to Ride of Silence for road safety awareness
- Written by arounddb, 18 April 2016
The Hong Kong cyclist community is invited to ride together in remembrance of the 10 people who died in 2015, and to show support for around 2500 others injured that same year while cycling in Hong Kong.
Organised by the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance (HKCAll), Ride of Silence Hong Kong 沉默的騎行 2016 also aims to quietly state “we are here”, and that cyclists deserve respect and consideration on the road. This is one of hundreds of such rides that will take place around the world at the same time, as it has annually on the third Wednesday in May.
The event route begins at the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower and proceeds eastbound Salisbury Road, northbound Nathan Road, and westbound on Lai Chi Kok Road. It then veers into northbound Wong Chuk Street and turns westbound Yu Chau Street, before circling back through southbound Yen Chow Street, returning through eastbound Lai Chi Kok Road and heading back southbound Nathan Road, culminating at the Clock Tower.
Police will inspect bikes for front and rear lights, brakes, reflectors, and bells. Participants are expected to be properly equipped and to ride in silence.
In consideration of the weather, the event will continue under amber or red rainstorm warning signals, and will only be postponed to another date if a black rainstorm warning signal is in force, or in prospect.
Cyclists who wish to join take part can simply join on the Facebook event page. This will allow the organisers and the police to estimate the number of participants in advance. The Ride of Silence Hong Kong 沉默的騎行 2016 happens on May 18, Wednesday at 7.15pm.