Thai Crown Prince leads record bike ride ‘for Mom’

(From The Nation)

Hundreds of thousands of Thais Sunday cycled in Bangkok and other provinces nationwide to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday in a record show of loyalty led by HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn greets participants and well-wishers at a section of the 43km route Sunday

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn greets participants and well-wishers at a section of the 43km route Sunday

Almost 295,000 people registered in advance for the “Bike For Mom” event, consisting of 40,000 in Bangkok and 254,863 in the provinces, but the actual number of participants nationwide was higher, estimated at between 300,000 and 400,000.

According to Guinness World Records, the event had around 146,000 “eligible” cyclists – riding at the same time – so it more than doubled the previous record set in Taiwan with about 70,000 participants. Read More



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