Bangers bring home the bacon to Phuket

PHUKET: They’re here! The ‘Bangers on Bikes’ Bangkok to Phuket charity bike riders crossed the Sarasin Bridge just after 11am and a Gazette photographer was on hand to witness their arrival on the island.

After losing four riders to exhaustion by the end of day four, the group had recouped one determined pedalist for the home leg between Takuapa and Phuket.

Taking a brief break after posing for the camera, the euphoric eight declared their delight at having reached Phuket chaffed but in one piece.

“We’re thoroughly exhausted, but very pleased with the amount of money we’ve raised to this point,” said Bob Pearson.

“I know everyone is looking forward to arriving at the Asia Center Foundation (ACF) and the reception will be fantastic as usual. A quick shower first though, and then the celebrations can begin. Thanks to all who have supported us,” Bob said.

The riders are expected at the ACF at 3:30pm, so get down there and show your support for the boys.

Pick up a copy of next week’s Gazette for a full report and pictures on the ACF reception in Kathu.

For more information on how to donate to the charities, visit or

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