First cyclo racing in Cambodia starts

(MENAFN) Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, launched on Sunday the first ever cyclo racing as the country looks to maintain the fading sport along with attracting foreign visitors to the activity.

Cyclo, as organizers explained, is a three-wheeled bicycle-propelled rickshaw with driver perches appearing above the rear wheel and the passengers sit in a bucket seat between the two front wheels.

Over 100 people participated in the 800-meter racing event, with hundreds among the audience, affirmed executive director of the Cyclo Conservation Association Im Sambath.

Sambath noted that "there are 136 cyclo drivers joining the race," adding: "our purpose is to promote this old-fashioned means of transport, and currently, cyclos are popular among tour operators as well as foreign tourists."


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