Ride to Provide: Thailand 2020
About the ride
The Mekong 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.
The Coastal Ride will take you 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!
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.
If you have any questions and would like to talk to a past rider about fitness, fundraising, or anything relating the ride – please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a phone call at a suitable time to help answer all your questions.
I remember getting off the bike on the last day, and I was saddle sore, there was one little child and says “Come and grab my finger” and just led me into the thing and grabbed me a bottle of water and she just didn’t let go of my finger. And for me it was just gold. It’s just one of those moments that I’ll cherish forever.
It’s absolutely changed my whole world since that first ride. Having something in my life that was bigger than work or the things that you do here and being able to dedicate time to something that fills your soul full of absolute love – it’s incredible and it’s just allowed me to grow! I’ve changed who I am.
It’s not until you are physically in Thailand that you fully understand and appreciate the opportunity afforded to all that attended. This was truly a life changing experience. There, you experience both emotional and physical challenges and get a true appreciation of the Thai people effected by such a tragic natural disaster and how your support really does make a positive impact in their daily lives.
Whatever experience I’ve had in my life, this was pretty much all of those amazing things rolled into one.
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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 for the Ultimate Ride, and AU$500 for the Mekong and Coastal Rides. 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 for the Ultimate Ride, and AU$10,000 for the Mekong and Coastal Rides. Don’t worry – we will help you find your fundraising feet. 100% of donations to your fundraising goes towards improving the lives of the children we support – not one cent of donors money is spent on administration or overheads.