Takhiantia charity bike trek Sunday

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More than 300 cyclists have signed up to ride 55 kilometers through Takhiantia Sub-district for charity on Sunday.

Wanchai Saen-gnam, chairman of the Volunteers Bang­lamung, announced details of the March 18 Banglamung Jaikusol cycling event at Srisuvit School, along with Naruepan Chaowalitnithi­tham, managing director of Cho Namchai and Anon Siriwanitchakorn, business development director of Asia Bike.

The fourth-annual event aims to raise funds to support chronically ill and bedridden patients, as well as create friendships, reduce energy consumption and promote cycling.

The trek will take riders from Srisuvit School through Takhiantia to Highway 331, Pongsaket and back to the school.

Entry fees are 400 baht – 500 if you want a t-shirt – or 1,000 baht for a “VIP” 20-kilometer jaunt. Organizers will provide security to keep riders under the speed limit and to respond to crashes.

Asia Bike also will offer free bicycle checks on March 17 to ensure all the two-wheelers are in good working order.

Anon said this was the first time Asia Bike was participating in the event and sees it as a good way to publicize the company’s offerings.

The top five finishers will receive a trophy. Registration is available online at RaceReg.net.