Where and When
We meet every Monday from 8.00pm to 9.30pm in North Point at a roller-blading
area in a park. It is on King's Road, North Point opposite the large
Park'n'Shop in the building with a large Sunflower on it.
Learning to Ride a Unicycle
I've seen people learn to cycle unaided in as little as 4 hours but those people
are complete naturals. The people
fastest to learn are usually the fearless kind who can already
roller-blade, ski, windsurf etc but personally being a mere
normal mortal with no other sporting skills to speak of and a complete wimp at these things, I didn't let go of the
fence/rail/someone's hand until I had been riding for more than 20 hours
spread over several months but most people
Of course, cycling roughly in a straight line unaided is one thing -
being able to mount unaided and wield a hockey stick in such a way as to
get a ball moving in the right direction takes a bit of patience.
See recommended books
I wear knee-pads and sometimes leather cycling gloves as I find I am most likely
to fall on my knees and hands. Some people also wear a
Buying Unicycles in Hong Kong
A unicycle with a 24" wheel is the easiest to learn on. The
Japanese Miyata brand are recommended but are also the most expensive at
around HK$1800. You can buy a cheaper brand from about HK$350.
A unicycle with a 20" wheel is supposed to be easier to maneuver
to play hockey and learn tricks. I have a mountain bike tyre on my
20" so I use it for muni (mountain
You can buy unicycles from most bicycle shops (but they don't usually have
much of a selection). Try:
Causeway Bay -
Tung Tat Company Bicycle Shop,
42-44 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay tel:2576-1720.
The guy running the small bike shop
here imports Miyatas and has other brands too.
Mong Kok - have the 2 most
well-known bicycle shops in Hong Kong and usually have unicycles as well.
Flying Ball Bicycle Shop (201 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok,
tel 2381-3661 )
Mong Kok Bicycle Shop (opposite shop above, tel:2380-9868)
Wanchai - These 2 shops
near each other usually have unicycles
at around HK$550 each.
Chat Kee Bicycle Co - 185 Wanchai Road Tel:2573-2620
The Bicycle World - 15 Wood Road Tel: 2892 2299
Travelling with Unicycles
It is no problem to take your unicycle on MTR, KCR,
buses, minibuses, in taxis and on airplanes.
Buying Hockey Sticks
We use ice hockey or roller-blade hockey sticks for playing
which cost around HK$250. Ice-Hockey sticks can be
Po at the Dragon Centre . Hockey sticks designed for
roller-blade hockey can be bought at the
YMCA King's Park
Centenary Centre, 22 Gascoigne Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Tel: 2782-6682
Unicycle Hockey Rules
We are not really good enough yet to be playing to anything but the
simplest of rules that we generally make up as we go along. But to
see what we aspire to - check out the
unicycle hockey rules.
This is the
levels chart for those interested.
Muni (Mountain Unicycling)
If you ride on the Hong Kong Trails you are supposed to
have a government permit which is free. More details on the
Check out the photos.
We sometimes ride off-road too. See muni
(mountain unicycling) photos.