Connect with us


Saddle up to “Bike for Mom’

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: People throughout Thailand, including Phuket, will mark the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 83rd Birthday with a mass bicycling event entitled ‘Bike for Mom 2015’ on Sunday (August 16).

The event is being held in response to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s wish to express his gratitude and loyalty to Her Majesty the Queen on this special occasion, said Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

His Royal Highness will lead one of three processions in Bangkok. It will consist of 400 people, including the Prime Minister, members of Cabinet, the President of the National Legislative Assembly, the President of the Supreme Court, permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries of various ministries, the Bangkok Governor, military leaders and the Commissioner General of the Royal Thai Police, as well as members of the private and civil sectors.

The second procession will be led by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha. It also comprises 400 people.

The third procession will be joined by about 20,000 members of the public.

In Phuket, the 26-kilometer route will start at Phuket Provincial Hall, journey through Phuket Town and other communities in the central section of the island, and end at Saphan Hin.

“The participants should ride slowly. This is not a race. We will boost safety along the route by arranging more police officers to supervise,” Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong said following a successful practice ride on July 19.

The event is also aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle throughout the island. Activities include traditional and aerobic dancing at Phuket City Hall, tree planting in Kathu and musical performances and activities at Saphan Hin. The event will run from 3pm to 6pm.

— Gazette Staff


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Phuket1 hour ago

TAT touts the Phuket Sandbox first month July successes

Protests4 hours ago

Monarchy supporters claim protesters weaponizing Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

5.7% of foreign residents in Thailand have received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

Sponsored1 day ago

Tour Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Travel5 hours ago

Top 5 Diving Schools in Koh Samui

Lifestyle5 hours ago

Best Places for Golf in Koh Samui

Crime5 hours ago

Child pornography group run by Suphan Buri couple busted

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok restrictions extended, record high infections | August 5

Thailand6 hours ago

Drugs found inside monk’s pillow at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thailand7 hours ago

Fairy Sweet Village in Pattaya catches on fire, again

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 20,920 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand9 hours ago

Phuket’s BigGym allegedly closes 2 branches for good, doesn’t reimburse members

Travel9 hours ago

Phuket’s 5 most stunning villas for rent

News10 hours ago

USA tentatively plans to require all foreign visitors to be vaccinated

Thailand11 hours ago

Bangkok closure order extended until August 31

Best of11 hours ago

Ayutthaya’s 5 most amazing hotels

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8