Road work forces bike rally detour

Road work forces bike rally detour

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Road construction that's been ongoing for months near Angkor Wat is still not finished, despite assurances that it would be. This means organisers of the Angkor Wat Bike Rally have had to do a last-minute remap of the race route.

Bike rally manager Nicky McGavin advises that this has resulted in a shortening of the race from 80 to 72.3 kilometres, with the route dropping from 30 to 29.3 kilometres.

The rally will be held on December 6, as part of the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on December 7, run autonomously by the Village Focus International NGO in conjunction with the planning group behind the marathon. All funds raised by the bike rally will help fund the NGO's work.

Registration is still open, but the fees for non-Cambodian nationals have now been hiked to $55. Fees for nationals remain at $25. Fees for the inaugural Cyclo race are $125 per team.

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said at the weekend the marathon - with 2,100 runners, including some 800 from 30 foreign countries - and the Asia Golf Tour event starting in Siem Reap on December 11, could help boost flagging tourism revenue.

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