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Angkor bike race ticket giveaway


Okay, calling all fitness freaks and would-be fitness freaks: here’s your chance to win big, courtesy of 7Days and Village Focus International.

Village Focus is organising the Angkor Wat Bike Race, presented by CIMB Bank on Saturday, December 3, the day before the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon.

There are three race or ride categories. For the more hardcore racers, there is the 100km race, which is fierce with many strong competitors, both local and international.

The 30km Angkor Bike Ride can be a leisurely tour of the Angkor complex, and allows participants to fully appreciate the beautiful scenery. It should be possible to join and participate with a moderate fitness level.

Finally, there is a 17km family fun ride for those who just want to take it easy.

7Days, in conjunction with Village Focus International, is giving readers the chance to win two race tickets together with bike hire for any of the three rides on the day PLUS two tickets to attend the schmicko $12-per-person awards brunch after the race at one of Siem Reap’s classiest restaurants, Nest Angkor.

To win, simply give the correct answer to this question: what is the name of the newspaper that publishes 7Days every Friday?

  1. Cambodian Shoot The Messenger Times
  2. Proctologist’s Daily Examiner
  3. The Phnom Penh Post

Email entries to:

Competition closes 5pm local time Friday November 25. Winners will be notified.

Bike race participants can now register at Adidas stores in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh until Sunday November 27 and receive a five per cent discount on Adidas products in-store.

Last minute registration will be available until Wednesday, November 30 at Lucky Mall, Siem Reap.

Collection of participation packs will take place at Lucky Mall, Siem Reap from Monday November 28 to Friday December 2. Here participants collect all they need for the race, including cycling jersey, T-Shirt, guidebook, official number etc.

CIMB Bank is the official event sponsor with naming rights. Additional sponsors are Shimano, Lucky Market Group, Online, Anchor, GIANT, Sokha Hotels & Johnnie Walker. Partners include Coca-Cola & Travel Loops.

Shimano is officially timing the event this year, providing timing chips for all the riders.

Sokha Angkor Resort is providing participants with a 30 per cent discount on rooms and great discounts on other hotel services.

For bookings email

This year, Village Focus is hoping to donate $50,000 net proceeds to its chosen causes, including slum schools in Phnom Penh, a Phnom Penh safe house for survivors of sex trafficking, and a prison project for children born or living in prisons.



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