The Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally is a renowned event conducted annually in December at the Angkor Temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This event coincides with the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, which is regarded ever so highly in this part of the world. The primary focus of this event is to raise awareness of the charity projects and to raise funds in order to make those charities a reality.
Many participants are welcomed to partake in this race, so if you are planning a visit to Siem Reap make sure to seek out this grand event. The Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally offers spectators and participants an array of activities, fun and a plethora of attractions to explore. At the event, participants will be able to partake in the cycle race (the 30km route or the 100km route), running marathons and half bicycle and running marathons, bike rallies, family runs, wheel chair races and jungle trek bicycle races.
Participants will be able to enjoy the blissful sceneries that include some of Siem Reaps finest. The area boasts a number of ancient temples, villages, lush jungles and rice paddy fields. Racers will also be riding close to the monkeys, the water buffaloes and the elephants that leisurely walk around in the area.
The Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally since the year 2006 has been a globally recognized event and participants from the Philippines, Norway, New Zealand, Mauritius, Australia, China, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Great Britain and of course Cambodia are among the many participating countries. This prestigious event is regarded as a renowned recreational activity and the proceeds of this event are also shared with many charities that offer artificial limbs to those struck by the atrocities of war.
The course is relatively flat with not many obstacles and challenges on offer.