Showing posts with label Cycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cycling. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 November 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


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Worldwide cycling events to celebrate King's birthday, #Thailand

THAIS in 67 countries are expected to participate in the "Bike for Dad" cycling event in December to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the King.

 His Majesty, who turns 88 on December 5, is the world's longest-reigning monarch.

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn came up with the plan to organise cycling events at home and around the world to honour His Majesty.

In August, the Crown Prince spearheaded the hugely successful "Bike for Mom" to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. The event was entered in the Guinness World of World Records as the largest-ever bicycle parade.

"The Crown Prince will lead the procession of cyclists from the Royal Plaza on December 11," a source said yesterday. The details of the event were ironed out at a "Bike for Dad" meeting attended by PM's Office Minister ML Panadda Diskul, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and representatives from various agencies, the source said.

"Those wishing to join the 'Bike for Dad' outing can register at from November 2-10," he said.

The experiences gained from the "Bike for Mom" will be useful in organising more cycling-related events for His Majesty.

The proposed route will loop through Ratchaprarop Road, the Pratunam intersection, the Ratcharaprasong intersection, Pathumwan Road, Silom Road, Yaowarat Road, Wong Wian Yai Road, Arun Amarain Road, the Siriraj intersection, Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue before arriving back at the Royal Plaza.

"The route will be about 29 kilometres long," the source said.

Similar cycling events will be held in other provinces. The parades will start at City Hall in each province and cover around 29 kilometres.

Prawit said the "Bike for Dad" event would provide Thais with an opportunity to express their loyalty to His Majesty.

The source said similar "Bike for Dad" events would be held by Thais in 67 countries, starting at the Royal Thai Embassy and proceeding to a famous landmark in those countries.

"Videos of the activities will be sent to Thailand for broadcasting," the source said.

The Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the planned events, saying Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will provide details on Wednesday. Besides cycling, the country will also host other festivities in honour of His Majesty, including outdoor Khon performances.

Source: The Nation