About the ride

Starting in the city of Nong Khai in Thailand’s north-east, you’ll follow the incredibly biodiverse Mekong River for seven days before heading inland to Yasothon. Travelling through remote villages and rural communities not often visited by foreigners you’ll discover the real Thailand. As you ride in to meet the children at Home Hug on the 8th day you’ll experience first hand the immense appreciation for everything that you’ve done.

North Ride

Day 1: North Ride

4th January 2019 – Nong Khai to Pak Khat

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Day 2: North Ride

5th January 2019 – Pak Khat to Bueng Kan

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Day 3: North Ride

6th January 2019 – Bueng Kan to Baan Phaeng

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Day 4: North Ride

7th January 2019 – Baan Phaeng to Nakhon Phanom

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Day 5: North Ride

9th January 2019 – Nakhon Phanom to Mukdahan

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Day 6: North Ride

10th January 2019 – Mukdahan to Khemarat

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Day 7: North Ride

11th January 2019 – Khemarat to Amnart Charoen

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Day 8: North Ride

12th January 2019 – Amnart Charoen to Yasothon

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The Riders and the Children at Home Hug

Overview

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800km in 8 days: Open to anyone, these rides are “inclusive” – meaning the goal is not to finish first, but to finish together. As a group of both seasoned and first time riders you’ll travel 800km in just 8 days, with a rest day in the middle.
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Stunning Scenery: Journey through tropical rainforest, breathtaking vistas and vast landscapes to experience the true beauty and biodiverstiy of Thailand. You’ll travel through remote villages and meet the locals, far away from the typical tourist trails.
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Fundraise $10,000: Raise AU$10,000 to qualify for the ride, with 100% of fundraising going directly to the children in Thailand. We will support you with your fundraising every step of the way with access to our dedicated events and marketing team.
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Meet the children: Finish the ride at Home Hug in Yasothon to be greeted warmly by the very children you have worked so hard to support. You’ll see firsthand the difference your phenomenal effort has made to so many lives.

Inclusions

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10 Nights Accommodation
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All meals on ride days
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Hybrid bike
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Support crew and bike mechanics
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Superior customised riding jersey, knicks and gloves
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Individual rider fundraising page and on-going fundraising support
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Hands T-shirt
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Three month training program
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Australian-based ride coordinator
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Rider information pack and regular emails leading up to the ride
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Ride led by the charity founder Peter Baines OAM