08 Sep 2022

A New High of More Than 10,000 Riders Take Part in the Tour de LINK 2022

  • Over 10,000 riders in Hong Kong challenged themselves in Link's flagship community event, the Tour de LINK 2022, setting a new benchmark for this first-of-its-kind in-mall cycling competition
  • The total distance cycled at the Tour de LINK 2022 was over 30,000 km, more than threefold increase of the distance recorded during the inaugural campaign last year
  • On behalf of the Lok Fu Place participants, who accumulated the most mileage at the competition, Link donated $100,000 worth of meal coupons to elderly residents in Lok Fu through ten NGOs

 

Link Asset Management Limited (Link), the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link REIT, Hong Kong stock code: 823), today (Thursday) announced that the Tour de LINK 2022, which was held in two rounds from 3 to 28 August 2022 at six of Link’s malls across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, has come to a successful conclusion. A total of 10,290 riders participated, together taking part in over 16,000 challenges in total, 1.5 times more than the record set during the event’s inaugural edition last year.

George Hongchoy, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“With this second edition of the Tour de LINK, we were delighted to see our flagship community event receive an overwhelming response from the community. New and returning participants from local districts came out in droves and brought their family members as well, making it a genuine cross-district community event connecting Hong Kong citizens of different generations. We are especially proud, as this resonates with our promise to build a healthy community and link people to a brighter future.”

Held from 3 to 28 August in six of Link’s shopping centres – Lok Fu Place, Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Wo Che Plaza, TKO Spot, T Town and Oi Tung Shopping Centre – this year’s Tour de LINK extended the competition categories to men's, women's, children’s and family, encouraging riders of all ages to compete to become the "Hong Kong Cycling Champ". A total of 28 prizes were distributed to the winners, including 24 “District Cycling Champ” awards in each category at each location, as well as four “Hong Kong Cycling Champ” awards to recognise the best record in each category across all six districts.

The total distance cycled at the end of the challenge was 30,820 km, more than threefold increase as compared to the total distance of 7,324 km recorded at the inaugural Tour de LINK last year. Following their success of last year, Lok Fu participants once again accumulated the most mileage among the six districts with a total of 5,659 km cycled. On behalf of the winning district’s participants, Link donated $100,000 worth of meal coupons to the elderly and residents in need in Kowloon Central District through ten welfare NGOs, including Buddhist Ching Hang Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, CareAge Health Centre (A member of Community CareAge Foundation), Choi Wan Development Network, Community Care Limited, Evangelical Free Church of China (EFCC) Choi Fook Church Neighbourhood Family Service Centre, Favor Centre, Ho Ping Neighbourhood Centre for Senior Citizens (Sik Sik Yuen), Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Chuk Yuen Canon Martin District Elderly Community Centre, Pentecostal Church of Hong Kong Choi Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, and Tsz Lok Community Residents' Association, bringing people in the community love and care in the run-up to Mid-Autumn Festival.

The "Hong Kong Cycling Champ" in four categories came from T Town (men’s), Lok Fu Place (women’s) and TKO Spot (children’s and family), truly demonstrating that this first-of-its-kind in-mall cycling relay achieved its objective to provide opportunities for hidden talent from around Hong Kong to shine.

Tour De LINK 2022: Final Results by District

Mall

Total Distance

Lok Fu Place

5,659 km

Kai Tin Shopping Centre

5,503 km

Wo Che Plaza

5,041 km

TKO Spot

5,024 km

T Town

4,699 km

Oi Tung Shopping Centre

4,894 km

Total

30,820 km

 

"Hong Kong Cycling Champ" winners by category

Category

Participating Mall

Total Distance*

Nickname of the Rider

Men’s

T Town

4.59 km

天水圍世一SIMON

Women’s

Lok Fu Place

4.41 km

樂富挑戰者TY

Children’s

TKO Spot

3.29 km

將軍澳小可愛YY

Family

TKO Spot

5.43 km

將軍澳雙星YY & YYDADDY

* In the men’s and women’s categories, the cycling distance was recorded in five minutes, while in the children’s category the distance was recorded in three minutes. The distance for family category was a combined record of two bikes riding for three minutes respectively.

For more details of “Tour de LINK 2022” please visit here.

High-resolution pictures can be downloaded here.

 

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About Link

Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), managed by Link Asset Management Limited, is the largest REIT in Asia, and a leading real estate investor and asset manager in the world. Listed in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link has been 100% held by public and institutional investors and is a Hang Seng Index constituent stock. From its home in Hong Kong, Link owns and manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks, offices and logistics assets spanning China’s Beijing, Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen), and Yangtze River Delta centred around Shanghai, the UK’s London and Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne. Link seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of its medium-term target Vision 2025.

For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com.

 

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