About the ride

If you’ve done one of the individual rides, then there’s no greater challenge and reward than completing the double – covering 1,600km across both routes. You’ll recoup for two days in-between rides as well as a rest day in the middle of each ride.

The North ride starts out of Nong Khai in Thailand’s north-east. You’ll follow the incredibly biodiverse Mekong River for seven days before heading inland to Yasothon to meet the children at Home Hug on the 8th day of your experience.

After a 2-day respite you’ll hop on the saddle again and travel down Thailand’s east coast before crossing the mountains that divide the east and west. From there it’s a short trip to our Baan Tharn Namchai home where the children will greet you excitedly as you ride in!

North Ride

 Overview

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1,600km in 16 days: Open to anyone, these rides are “inclusive” – meaning the goal is not to finish first, but to finish together. As a group you’ll travel 1,600km in just 16 days, with a rest days throughout the experience.
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Meet the children: Finish the North Ride at Home Hug in Yasothon and the South Ride at our Baan Tharn Namchai home. At our homes you’ll be greeted warmly by the very children you have worked so hard to support.
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Fundraise $20,000: Raise AU$20,000 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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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.

Inclusions

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21 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
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Cost & Payment Details

In addition to the tour costs you will need to arrange flights to and from Thailand. To register you will pay a deposit of AU$750. You will then receive a link to create your own unique fundraising page and your journey is underway! The final balance payment will be due on 1 September (approx 4 months before your ride). Monthly payment plans are also available – please contact us to arrange.

To participate, you must raise AU$20,000. 100% of funds raised go towards improving the lives of the children we support – not one cent is spent on administration or overheads. Don’t worry – we will help you find your fundraising feet.