Heroes and heroines cycling for newborns!
1,500 kilometers in 10 days from Lao Cai to Da Nang in a heat wave, on day three the temperature on the road was 54 degrees, ice towels and lots of water kept our valiant cyclists going together with an incredible determination to complete the ride and their commitment to cause they were cycling for!
So who are the heroes and heroines that signed up for such an epic ride? Literally all sorts from chief exec’s and record breaking round the world cyclists to, ringtone designers and PA’s. What’s more the age range was broad from 21 to shall we say ”seniors” plus with four ladies, one of whom is a professional racer. All of which made for a great familial group dynamic with everyone looking out for each other and keeping morale high.
This was a team ride and although the natural ability of the stronger riders meant there was a fast and slow group nicknamed the tortoises and the hares. The hares supported the tortoises going back for slower riders to give a push on a very tough climb or to someone struggling with the heat. The cyclists were welcomed and cheered in every small town and village along the way. All of them took away amazing memories of this epic ride the beauty of the country and a real sense of achievement as they rolled in behind their police escort to Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children to meet the nurses and newborns whose life chances will be enhanced by the funds raised by the cyclists.
Read more in the current Newborns Vietnam newsletter Click here to download a pdf copy.
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Newborns Vietnam would like to thank The Grosvenor Estate and all its employees for their incredible support for their colleague Pippa Mildon. The 85 Minute Eaton Place Challenge saw Pippa cycle as far as possible in 85 minutes.
Sign up now for fundraising football tournament ,26th January 2013 at Goals Soccer Centre, Dagenham, Great cause, good fun and a chance to work off the Christmas excess!