Bicyclists on a trek through seven Southeast Asian countries will stop in Pattaya Dec. 1 to help mark HM the King’s “seventh cycle” birthday.
Pattaya officials announced that the “Bicycle Caravan Through Seven Lands” will cross Chonburi Province Dec. 1-3, stopping in Pattaya the first day to help the city celebrate HM the King’s 84th birthday, or the completion of the seventh cycle of the Chinese calendar.
Pattaya’s city manager, Wuttipol Charoenpol presides over the meeting.
The 7,500-kilometer trek through Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam began on HM the Queen’s birthday Aug. 12 and will conclude in Bangkok on His Majesty’s Dec. 5 birthday.
Cyclists will ride from Sattahip to Pattaya along Sukhumvit Road at 11:30 a.m. and continue northward around the beachfront before stopping for lunch at the Pla-thong Restaurant in Naklua.
A ceremony will be held in Naklua afterward and then riders will depart again for Laem Chabang, Sriracha and onto Bangkok.