A traditional bicycle race to welcome the New Year 2014 was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 29 with the participation of 23 teams from eight provinces.

More than 250 cyclists, including foreign athletes, competed in a race with a total distance of 64 kilometres.

The annual race was part of an array of events in HCM City to celebrate the New Year 2014 and encourage the use of bicycles as a clean mean of transport to protect the environment.-VNA