Thailand “Bike for Mom” – Hundreds of thousands of cyclists gathered nationwide to set a world record of the largest bicycle parade on Sunday.
The cyclists wearing sky blue shirts, the queen’s color, and printed with “Bike for Mom” united across the country in different regions to pay their respect, love and loyalty for Her Majesty the Queen and the monarchy. The event titled as “Bike for Mom” was organized to celebrate the Queens’s 83rd birthday, who turned 83 four days ago.
The main event was held in Capital Bangkok where His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn led more than 40,000 cyclists who participated in the cycling event on Sunday evening. He was followed by other prominent personalities including Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his cabinet ministers.
The Crown Prince and his daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha led the parade along the 43-kilometer long route from the Royal Plaza through Bangkok streets to the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bang khen. This was the first event to be publicly led by the Prince, who is in his early sixties.
The even set up a new record for the world’s largest bicycle parade, breaking the previous record set in 2012. About 294,863 people registered to take part in the parade nationwide. The Guinness World Records committee was also invited to certify the new world record. People from all spheres of life, from children to the elderly, as well as people with disabilities, participated in the event.
The previous world record for the largest bicycle parade held by Taiwan consisted of 72,919 cyclists across the country and the event was titled as “One Bike One” celebrated in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the country.
It was an historical day to unite the people across the country, which is still divided over last year’s military coup. IMAGE/news.thaivisa.com