Bangkok becomes bike friendly, for a day, in 26-mile tribute to queen led by crown prince

August 16, 2015 8:49 AM

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BANGKOK – Thousands of cyclists are being led through the streets of Bangkok by Thailand's crown prince on a 43-kilometer (26-mile) tribute to his mother, Queen Sirikit, to mark her 83rd birthday.

Sunday's event, led by 62-year-old Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, was also an exercise in palace public relations at a time of concern about the royal succession in Thailand.

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