Cyclo Race slow to get off the ground

Cyclo Race slow to get off the ground

Festival-Notice-Board-copy.jpg
Festival-Notice-Board-copy.jpg

The inaugural Cyclo Race scheduled as a novelty event for this year's Angkor Wat Bike Rally has eight registered contestants but no sponsors.

Bike Rally manager Nicky McGavin said this was because by last Friday only two contestants had registered for the race, and she was unwilling to approach sponsors to part with cash for such a small field.

But by registration's close, six more contenders had emerged. So the Cyclo Race will take place.

"It gives us something to build on for next year," McGavin said. "And we learned from this year's mistake, which was not to close registration earlier.

"As always, people leave things to the last minute."

All contestants in the Cyclo Race are Phnom Penh expatriates, and six of the racing cyclos have been loaned to the race organisers by the Cyclo centre, a Phnom Penh NGO that looks after the interests of cyclo drivers.

The two other two cyclos were provided by Siem Reap's Golden Banana guesthouse.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said