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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

'Bike for Dad' booked out for riders in Bangkok

Worldwide cycling events to celebrate King's birthday

THE "BIKE FOR DAD" cycling event in Bangkok has been fully booked after only the second day of registration, the event organizers said yesterday.

  The Bangkok event, organised in tandem with various other cycling events across the country and around the world to celebrate His Majesty the King's birthday, had targeted 100,000 participants when registration opened on Monday.

Participants had until November 10 to register online at the website. District offices yesterday said they had assisted 14,499 residents to sign up for the event, which will be held at the same time everywhere on December 11. Dusit District notched up the most applicants with 654.

Meanwhile, thousands of prospective participants queued up to register for the cycling event in their respective provinces.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province, 14,919 people have registered for the event so far - the reported largest number in the Northeast.

Ongart Piromkraipak, 81, a retired civil servant, said he would participate in the ride to express his loyalty to His Majesty and to keep healthy. He said he loves exercise and has participated in 430 marathons in his life as well as the "Bike for Mom" cycling event in August in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.

Source: The Nation