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26 Aug

Promoting A Low-Carbon Lifestyle And A Bicycle-Friendly City Enrollment for New World Cycling Charity Championship 2013 starts on 27 August 2013

With New World Development Company Limited ("New World Development"; stock code: 17.HK) as the title sponsor, Total Sports Limited ("Total Sports") and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ("TWGHs") as co-organisers, the second New World Cycling Charity Championship 2013 ("NWCCC 2013") will be held on 3 November 2013 (Sunday) in Sha Tin. With the support of Sha Tin District Council and TWGHs as the Championship's charity beneficiary, NWCCC 2013 will be the first major cycling competition to be held after the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China. The organizer is proud to announce this year's Event Ambassadors are Daniel Lee, Tang Wang Yip, Leung Chun Wing and Kwok Ho Ting.

Riding on the success and favorable response from participants last year, the annual NWCCC 2013 will take place again at the scenic Shing Mun Riverside and downtown Shatin. The route of the racetrack, which begins and ends at the Yuen Wo Road Playground, consists of Tai Chung Kiu Road, Banyan Bridge, Yuen Wo Road and Shatin Rural Committee Road.

Comprised of 13 categories including Elite Male and Elite Female, Charitable Corporate and Celebrity, Students and Family teams grouped within the "Elite" and "TWGHs Charity" sections, this year's championship is expected to attract over 1,000 top professional cyclists from Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region along with cycling enthusiasts from the general public. Championship prizes totaled more than HK$200,000 in value, with all proceeds received from the charity section donated directly to TWGHs.

NWCCC 2013 strives to share the joy of cycling, for professionals as well as the public, and promotes bicycle as a popular and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. In addition, the organizer will put together a bazaar filled with game booths and children's play area, making it the perfect weekend event for both race participants and their families.

Honorable guests attending the press conference today include Gary Chen, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development; Alan Chan, Director of Total Sports; Chan Un Chan, Chairman of TWGHs; and Maisy Ho, 3rd Vice-Chairman of TWGHs. Also present is Tang Wang Yip, one of the Event Ambassadors as well as Champion of the Individual Road Cycling Race at the 2009 East Asian Games.

NWCCC 2013 Celebrates Extolling Sportsmanship, Community Development and Charity

Total Sports, organiser of NWCCC 2013, aspires to organise a high-calibre event which attracts both cycling professionals and enthusiasts, and encourages the public to participate in cycling activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Alan Chan, Director of Total Sports, said, "Total Sports is founded by a group of local professional cyclists passionate about promoting cycling races and activities. The winning of Sarah Lee Wai-Sze and Wong Kam-Po in multiple international cycling competitions is set to spark interest towards cycling in Hong Kong, both as leisure and tourist activities. Our mission is to organize an event where cycling professionals and enthusiasts can flaunt their skills and learn from each other, and promotes cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of transport. Thanks to New World Development Company Limited and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals being the respective title sponsor and co-organiser of NWCCC, we can all work together towards establishing Hong Kong as a bicycle-friendly city, where everyone can benefit from a healthier and greener lifestyle."

Gary Chen, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development commented on the event from the perspective of community development, "The Group is highly supportive towards corporate sustainable development. We strive to promote a harmonious society through sports, cultural and artistic activities with the launch of New World Harbor Race and New World Springboard. As the title sponsor, we are pleased to join hands with Tung Wah to work for the charity again. To align with city-wide public participation campaign, Hong Kong: Our Home, we hope to support the NWCCC 2013 to demonstrate the indomitable spirit of Hong Kong people, injecting positive energy into Hong Kong people. Also, we hope to promote healthy-living lifestyle, encouraging the citizens to do more exercise."

Chan Un Chan, Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, co-organiser and charity beneficiary of NWCCC 2013 said: "With the mission ‘to heal the sick and to relieve the distressed; to promote education and to nurture youngsters; to care for the elderly and to rehabilitate the disabled; and to raise the infants and to guide the youth,' Tung Wah has become the largest charitable organisation in Hong Kong today. TWGHs is very pleased to be the co-organiser of this event with Total Sports and sincerely thanks New World Development for their full support. Apart from the professional race, the championship also consists of 4 charity categories, including Students, Family, Celebrity & Socialites Groups and Fun Group where participants can dress in their favorite costumes. All registration fee received from the charity section will be donated to TWGHs. We hope to encourage more citizens to participant in cycling and build a healthy lifestyle."

Registration of NWCCC 2013 will start on 27 August 2013 through 13 October 2013 through online entry at the official website or entry by post. For enquiries, please call the official hotline at 3101 4680. Registration quota is limited and the organiser reserves the right to close registration before the deadline without prior notice.

New World Development Company Limited

New World Development Company Limited ("The Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$311 billion as at 31 December 2012.

For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department store. As at 31 December 2012, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.8% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).