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Siem Reap cycling race outlined for December 6

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and the Cycling Federation of Cambodia held a news conference at the NOCC headquarters yesterday morning to release details on a cycling race on December 6 around the park in front of the Terrace of the Elephants in Siem Reap’s Angkor Thom temple complex.

The event, open to both professional and amateur riders, will include races over 100km, 30km and 17km distances.

Registration fees range between $85 for foreign adults (over 16) and $5 for local youths competing in the fun ride. NOCC secretary-general Vath Chamroeun said there were 730 participants, including around 300 foreigners, at a similar event held last year which helped raise a total of $4,500 for each of four social institutes and charities.

“We expect there to be more entrants for the 2014 event, which will also contribute to tourism in Cambodia,” added the NOCC official.

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