Here's an email that was circulated to sustainable tourism group members, in response to message re Ride of Silence. I don't cycle here, but opening High Island Res Road to cyclists would seem great idea to me.
Maybe we could also follow this up with something that would be of lasting benefit: a major push to open up the Water Works¡¦ High Island Reservoir Road in Sai Kung Country Park to cyclists (it is currently an offence to ride one¡¦s bicycle on this road). This would rank as one of the most scenic bike rides in the world. I have heard that the Water Works¡¦ objection is that if they open up the road, someone might throw cyanide in the water, which is nonsense (if a nutter wants to do that, he¡¦ll do it anyway, whether or not cyclists are allowed to use the road ¡V he/she will just walk in along the road). Furthermore, there is a precedent ¡V Water Works have opened up Plover Cove to cyclists. I have taken this as far as I can. At a meeting of the AFCD¡¦s Country Park Visitor Liaison Group I outlined plans: Family bike rides at certain times of the day Cycling Clubs at other specified times to enable them to practice at speed. The Assistant Director of AFCD gave his support, as did the Sai Kung Police. It was then down to the Hong Kong Cycling Association, who were present at the meeting, to send the formal letter of request to the Water Works Department. This they failed to do and ignored all further e-mail correspondence. Perhaps the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance might like to get in touch with me with a view to taking this further? Maybe the new ride could be named after one of the killed cyclists as a lasting memorial?