Cyclists compete on an indoor velodrome in a series of racing events. These include several disciplines such as time trials, individual and team pursuits, sprint races and the Keirin. The World Track Championships have been running since 1893. The Hong Kong Velodrome is a modern building, having opened in 2013 and is next to the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground. The area is surrounded by 5.3 hectares of park, which includes artificial lakes, a skate park and chess tables.
Hong Kong International is the nearest airport, located in Chek Lap Kok. The city bus provides a shuttle run into the city, while public buses will then reach the velodrome. Wednesday and Thursday tickets cost HK$160 for premium seats and HK$120 for general admission. Sessions start at 3pm and 7pm. Numerous sessions are available across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, costing between HK$120 and HK$300. The finals start at 2pm on the Sunday at HK$400 for premium tickets and HK$300 for general admission. Concessions are available for students, under 12’s and over 60’s. Finishing times vary, but sessions last at least 2 hours.
Tickets can be purchased online, although ensure you provide proof of ID when arriving at the Velodrome. There is also a handy guide to the events on the official website, to help familiarise yourself with the format. Watch footage online of previous races. If a particular format is of interest, check the schedule and book the appropriate sessions. There are many traditions in Hong Kong referring to customs and etiquette, which are worth taking an interest in before you visit. The public transport is highly efficient, purchase an Octopus Card to navigate around the city.
Look for a wide range of private rentals, houses and apartments, close to the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground when planning to visit the Word Track Championships. Wherever you decide to stay, you will easily reach the Velodrome with Hong Kong offering fast and efficient public transport.
Take a boat trip through the harbour, with views of the infamous Hong Kong skyline. One of the most popular tourist attractions is Peak Tower, which you can reach via the Peak Tram. Visit the huge Tian Tan Buddha statue or relax in the Chinese gardens of Nan Lian.
To find out more on the World Track Championships, including: up to date news, an event schedule and ticket information, a list of the riders, buying merchandise, directions and other information check the official website.
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