09 Sep 2021

Nearly 6,000 Riders Take Part in the First-Ever In-Mall Cycling Relay Event in Hong Kong

  • Nearly 6,000 Hong Kong citizens participated in the “Tour de LINK” challenge – the first in-mall cycling relay event in Hong Kong
  • The "Hong Kong Cycling Champ" winner came from Oi Man Plaza, while Lok Fu district accumulated the most mileage
  • A total of 1,000 reduced-sugar mooncakes were provided to Lok Fu residents for their extraordinary group effort

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”, a month-long in-mall cycling relay event, came to a successful conclusion on 29 August.

The event attracted nearly 6,000 Hong Kong citizens to participate in the “five-minute challenge” of the “Hong Kong Cycling Champ” competition. The total distance cycled at the end of the challenge was 7,324 km, equivalent to 1.27 round trips between Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The winner and first runner-up of the "Hong Kong Cycling Champ" were from Oi Man Plaza, and the second runner-up was from TKO Spot. Lok Fu district accumulated the most mileage during the competition among the six participating districts.

Link presented each of the six riders who rode the farthest in each district, as well as the "Hong Kong Cycling Champ" winner, the first runner-up and the second runner-up, with a folding bike and a medal.

In addition, to recognise Lok Fu district for its distance record and with Mid-Autumn Festival around the corner, Link offered 1,000 reduced-sugar mooncakes on the district’s behalf the residents through five welfare NGOs in Lok Fu district. The five welfare NGOs are Ho Ping Neighbourhood Centre for Senior Citizens (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen), Kowloon City Baptist Church Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Lok Fu Residents' Affairs Association, H.K.S.K.H. Wong Tai Sin District Elderly Community Centre and Hong Kong YWCA Lung Cheung Integrated Social Service Centre.

George Hongchoy, Chief Executive Officer of Link, said: “We are delighted to see that Hong Kong citizens actively participated in the ‘Tour De LINK’ to enhance their personal health and wellness. Many of them asked their families and friends to participate in the challenge together. With the ‘Tour de LINK’ as the kick-off event of the ongoing Healthy Community programme, we hope to encourage Hong Kong citizens to keep exercising regularly to nourish body and mind, and we hope to link people to a brighter future.”

“Tour De LINK” Final Results by District

Mall

Total Distance

Total Number of Challenges

Lok Fu Place

1,720.29 km

1,619

Kai Tin Shopping Centre

1,402.18 km

1,061

TKO Spot

1,202.12 km

787

Wan Tsui Shopping Centre

1,044.20 km

927

Tin Yiu Plaza

1,000.89 km

826

Oi Man Plaza

954.77 km

667

Total

7,324.45 km

5,887

"Hong Kong Cycling Champ" Winner, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up

Rank

Participating Mall

Total Distance in

Five Minutes

Nickname of Rider

Winner

Oi Man Plaza

3.30 km

愛民教主LITTLEKIM

First Runner-up

Oi Man Plaza

3.10 km

愛民大叔ROGER

Second Runner-up

TKO Spot

3.06 km

將軍澳男神MAX

The “Tour de LINK” was held in six malls across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories and consisted of two rounds from 4 to 29 August. The first round ran from 4 to 14 August at Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Lok Fu Place and Tin Yiu Plaza. The second round ran from 19 to 29 August at Oi Man Plaza, TKO Spot and Wan Tsui Shopping Centre. The competition was on a real-time basis. Individual and district performance rankings were displayed on TV backdrops in the malls, as well as updated on the designated event page on Link’s community e-magazine Channel 823.

For more details of the “Tour de LINK” 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 a leading retail-focused REIT 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 manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks and offices spanning Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Sydney. Link seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of our medium-term target Vision 2025. For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com/.

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