A Retrospective on Cambodia’s Cycling Races
Known for its spectacular landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant cities, Cambodia also boasts a thriving cycling scene. Over the past few years, the country has hosted several noteworthy cycling races, enticing enthusiasts from around the globe. This blog post takes a tour down memory lane, highlighting some of the most memorable cycling events that have made their mark in Cambodia.

1. Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride

Undoubtedly, the most famous cycling event in Cambodia is the Angkor Wat Bike Race & Ride. This annual charity event, which started in 2006, combines history, sport, and philanthropy, raising funds for NGOs while giving cyclists a tour through the majestic Angkor Wat temples. A distinctive feature and highlight of the Cambodian cycling calendar, this competition attracts riders of varying skills, making Angkor Wat and Cambodia synonymous with cycling.

2. The Bamboo Road

While not strictly a race, the Bamboo Road has been a significant part of the cycling scene in Cambodia over the past few years. It is an epic multi-country expedition, covering nearly 3,000 kms from Vietnam through Cambodia to Thailand. Cyclists pass through stunning landscapes, rural villages, and historic sites, including the impressive temples of Angkor Wat, making it a must-experience journey for many biking enthusiasts.

Mr Biker Saigon, Cycling Indochina: Vietnam to Cambodia Adventure Trip
Mr Biker Saigon, Cycling Indochina: Vietnam to Cambodia Adventure Trip

3. Phnom Penh Cycle Race

The Phnom Penh Cycle Race has grown in popularity over the last few years, attracting a strong domestic and international participant base. This race, running through the bustling city of Phnom Penh, focuses on uniting the local community and promoting healthy lifestyles, making it an annual event chessmarked by many active citizens and curious tourists.

4. Kampot Bike Race

Relatively new to the scene, the Kampot Bike Race debuted in 2018. This two-day bike race explores beautiful countryside, riverside villages, and breathtaking views of the Bokor National Park. It's quickly becoming a favorite amongst the rowing pool of domestic and foreign cyclists for its demanding course and spectacular views.


The past few years have witnessed a remarkable rise in cycling events in Cambodia, promoting tourism and healthy living. Annual races featuring the enchanting Cambodian landscape are increasingly receiving global recognition. These races offer a blend of challenge and beauty, marking Cambodia as an exciting cycling destination.

Cycling Indochina: Vietnam to Cambodia Adventure Trip

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