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Kings Cup mountain bike classic

Post by buksida » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:31 pm

To celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty The King's 80th birthday on 5th December 2007 Hua Hin Bike Club and Hua Hin Municipality present the King's Cup Hua Hin Mountain Bike Challenge and the Queen's Cup Tour of Hua Hin.

The Queen's Cup Tour will take place on Saturday November 3rd starting at Hua Hin clocktower at 07.00 with different categories for each age group leaving at timed intervals after 09.00. Finish is at the Queen Sirikit Park and participation costs 350 baht (2,000 for VIP).

Schedule:
START: HUA HIN CLOCK TOWER
7.00 AM - 8.30 Registration
8.40 AM Starting ceremony
9.00 AM Race bike Start Competition Elite men 136 km
9.25 AM Race bike Start Competition age 30- 39 men 120 km
9.30 AM Race/Mountain bike Start Competition age 40- 49 men 107 km
9.40 AM Race/Mountain bike Start Competition age 50 up + men 88 km
9.40 AM Race/Mountain bike Start Competition women 88 km
9.50 AM. Race/Mountain bike Start Competition V.I.P. 40 km

FINISH: QUEENS SIRIKIT PARK
About 12.30 A.M. First Arrivals
13.00 PM Lunch Time
14.00 PM Last Arrivals
14.30 PM Ceremony
15.00 PM End of the Ceremony

Participation: 350 baht
Participation: V.I.P. 2000 baht

Sunday the 4th will see the King's Cup Mountain Bike Classic set off from Bo Fai at 13.00 after registration and opening ceremonies during the morning. Distances for the events depend on age category and range from 40 to 136km.

Schedule
START AND FINISH: HUA HIN BO FAI
09.00 Registration
12.00 Close registration
12.35 Starting ceremony

1 PM Start Competition
Category A 45 km, 13.00 men/women
Category B 25 km, 13.15
Age under 18 men/women
Principal elite age 18 - 29 men/women
Age 30 - 34 men/women
Age 35 - 39 men/women
Age 40 - 44 men
Age 45 - 49 men
Age 50 and up men
Category C 10 km, 13.20
Age under 10 boys/girls
Age under 15 boys/girls

3 PM FINISH OF THE COMPETITION
15:30 Ceremonies
16:30 End of the Ceremonies

Participation: Category A 400 baht
Category B 300 baht
Category C 200 baht

For more information contact the Hua Hin Bike Club on 032-539292 or the Hua Hin Municipality on 032-511047.
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Post by STEVE G » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:40 pm

I’m intrigued by the idea of that VIP event where you can pay an extra 1650 bt to save cycling over a hundred kilometers. I had always thought of golf being a sport that attracted elitists, not mountain biking!

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Re: Kings Cup mountain bike classic

Post by Takiap » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:07 am

Well I know this is quite an old thread, but since I've just bought a new bicycle (thanks Sarge....lol) and am starting to cycle after not having been on a bicycle for more than 30 years, what better way than to start of with a bang......lol. I'll be awaiting this event eagerly, even if I make a total fool of myself....lol. I see the Queen's Cup Tour is specifically designed to deter folk like me.............over 100kms.............lol.

Jokes aside.............being in the physical shape I am, I do need to get into this gradually I suppose, but I'm sure I'll be ready for the King's Cup. As a matter of interest............do any other local expats take part in this event?



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Re: Kings Cup mountain bike classic

Post by bcrglobal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:36 am

Takiap,

Check out the group Hua Hin Bicyclists (On Facebook) We have rides most days of the week, varying difficulties, speeds, trail-surfaces, etc. Some of the faster road-rides can be up to 200k in a day, some of the slow and easy rides can be 35k in 2 1/2 hours. Good group of guys, good knowledge of local cycling routes and trails, and the occasional evening get-together for drinks/food.

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Post by Randy Cornhole » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:47 pm

I took part a few years ago. Its pretty grueling. Some of the drop offs were leg breaking.

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Re: Kings Cup mountain bike classic

Post by Takiap » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:35 pm

bcrglobal........thanks, I'll definitely check it out. Do you have a link maybe? I'm still new to this though so I can't see myself managing 200kms in a day. :shock: Then again, I have surprised myself in the past. :laugh:


Randy, is the King's Cup strictly off-road? Also, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "drop-offs"?


If I do enter, it will really just be for the fun of it, so if I don't make it in time, no problem. You mention taking plenty of water??????????????????.......what's wrong with Chang? :D I'm still trying to work out the water bottle thing, because surely any water you carry will get as warm as hell, and I haven't yet seen any insulated ones.

I may even skip the King's Cup and try the Queens cup instead. A longer distance, but I assume it's all road riding?



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Re: Kings Cup mountain bike classic

Post by Randy Cornhole » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:05 pm

Takiap wrote:Randy, is the King's Cup strictly off-road? Also, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "drop-offs"?
It's all off road (well it used to be). It's the Queens cup that is on road.

Drop offs are literally big downhill drops! You need nerves of steel to take them.

That said don't let that put you off entering. Just get off and walk down them.

I nearly fainted with lack of water. There are water stops but they don't start until the 10k mark (10k of off road riding ain't easy) So as I said take a lot of water to see you through the first part. I took about 3 liters and found out that it wasn't nearly enough.

I don't want to put you off but you should know there was (I seem to remember) well over a hundred people sent to hospital with dehydration and broken bits.

That said you do get a shiny medal for finishing... :D
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