A cycling enthusiast impressed crowds at the 140th anniversary of Krabi over the weekend, managing to pedal all the way from Greater Bangkok with his disabled father riding in tow in a 3 wheeler.

Kittipong Kongkaew was among members of the Thai Cycling For Health Association that set off from Samut Prakan on 1 May to attend the Krabi municipality''s 140th anniversary celebrations.

The event marked King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) granting Krabi the status of a town, under the administration of Nakhon Sri Thammarat, in 1872.

About 600 cyclists set off from Samut Prakan with 980 lamphu mangrove tree seedlings to be planted in Krabi as part of the celebrations.

But Mr Kittipong had more than a seedling to transport over the 800 kilometer distance. Riding behind him in a tricycle was his elderly dad, beaming with pleasure at the views after being housebound for years.

Mr Kittipong arrived with the other yellow shirted riders after 5 days on the road.