Dansingkhon to Prachuap cycle rally - Mar 7, 2015

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Dansingkhon to Prachuap cycle rally - Mar 7, 2015

Post by buksida » 06 Mar 2015 08:31

The sports and tourism ministry have a arranged this cycle ride/rally from Dansingkhon to Prachuap town, the route is around 50km but there are plenty of stops on the way.

Registration of teams of four (can be less) is at Dansingkhon between 0600 and 0800 on Saturday, vehicles, food and accommodation is provided for entrants.
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Re: Dansingkhon to Prachuap cycle rally - Mar 7, 2015

Post by buksida » 09 Mar 2015 13:09

What a fantastic day; firstly a huge thanks to the Prachuap Municipality and Tourism & Sports Ministry for organising this. I'd never competed in anything like this before so was unsure what to expect, it was very professionally put together with hundreds of staff and organisers, police and military personnel and medics along the route.

Teams were four riders each and many of them were local enthusiasts with all the gear, we looked a little out of place without all the latex and slinky shoes but what the hell, I wanted to have fun, not really 'compete'. Rally stages were time trials so you had a set amount of time to cover a set number of kilometers before the next checkpoint where a small quiz or game was completed for extra points. We were in the third group of around 25 cyclists and left Singkhon at around 9am.

The route avoided the highway and took a number of scenic and a couple of off-road tracks, staff lined the entire course to direct us and provide assistance if necessary. We stopped for lunch at Waghor aquarium then headed north along the coast through Klong Wan and into Ao Manao stopping to get the required photo shots for points along the way.

The finish was at the pier in Prachuap town at around 4pm after covering approximately 50 kilometers - the heat in the afternoon was punishing and I was beat but happy to have completed it. A huge spread of food was provided in the evening for the prize ceremony.


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