T he first ever cyclo marathon around the capital's streets is to take place this
Sunday, the Ministry of Tourism has announced.
The race called "The Phnom
Penh Four Hour Cyclo-pousse" was due to have taken place on Feb 13 but had to be
Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism Sok
Chenda said arrangements would be exactly the same as had been planned for the
He said: "The ministry is really excited that the race is
now going ahead and we hope it will be the first of many and prove to be a big
Preparations and registration of racers will take
place tomorrow and the race itself will start on Sunday at 11 am and finish
around 3 am.
The racers will go round a circuit starting on Preah
Sothearos Bvld in front of the Royal Palace. They will head south, turn right
along 240, left by Wat Butom, around the Independence Monument and back to the
Fifty teams of two registered to take part on the original race
day, including seven foreign pairs.