It’s the May 18-19 Shekou Wonder Weekend – a bit of cycling, a bit of running, a bit of partying – and if you haven’t got your visa it’s too late now! Here are the timetables for those who want to join the main groups. It’s recommended that we keep together because most people will be visiting this part of town for the first time.
On Saturday, we’ll start riding from Futian Checkpoint at 2pm. Adrian Brock-Hollinshead will lead the way.
Allow 30 minutes from arrival at Lok Ma Chau station to clear PRC immigration, then meet at the front of the building outside the glass doors (where we gather for cycling tours).
The ride will take 1.5-2 hours depending on weather and numbers of pedestrians / other cyclists.
Check in to hotel about 4pm.
Snake Pit by 5.
On Saturday, meet at Fo Tan station at 12 noon. Dave Gow will be in charge.
After clearing PRC immigration at Futian Checkpoint, gather at the money changer at the bottom of the escalator. This is to meet anybody who’s making their way to Futian Checkpoint by a different route (not with the Tai Wo group).
Take the metro to Shuiwan station. The route is:
Longhua Line (Line 4, red) to Convention & Exhibition Center (2 stops)
Luobao Line (Line 1, green) to Window of the World (7 stops)
Shekou Line (Line 2, yellow) to Shuiwan (8 stops)
Check into the hotel around 2-2.30pm.
Snake Pit by 5.
It looks like there’s a barbecue on Saturday from 6pm, free for Snake Pit members and 50RMB for non-members.
For old members, you can probably pick up your new membership cards, so bring along your hairbrush and Brylcreem for the photo-op – or just bring a photo!
Morning at leisure.
After check-out and lunch take the metro to Children’s Palace station and make your way to Exit E1, where the run starts.
If coming up from Hong Kong, take the Longhua Line from Futian Checkpoint to Children’s Palace (4 stops).
Cyclists can choose to ride to the run or take the bike on the metro (bikes are allowed on the metro with front wheel removed).
I’m helping to set the run so will be leaving Shekou early with the other hares. If anybody wants to ride my bike to the run they’re most welcome. Otherwise I’ll be looking for somebody to wheel it there!