20 September 2009 – Mr Jirasak Thammavach from Phuket Provincial Energy Office chaired the opening ceremony for “Car Free Day 2009”. Almost 250 members of Phuket Bicycle Club were on their bike travelling around the island.
Vee Tansukatanont, the president of the bicycle club, said this is the global initiative to encourage people to save the energy. We, Phuket also joined the campaign to suggest bicycle as an alternative for daily transportation. This is believed to help protection and preservation of Phuket’s nature.
The clycling route begins at the city hall and goes around the down town of Phuket before going up to Patong, enters Kamala, passes Cherngtalay, goes along Thepkrasattri Rd., and comes to an end at the starting point – Phuket City Hall. The total distance is 70 kilometres approximately.