Vietnam’s First ‘Everesting’ - British photographer and writer David Lloyd hit the magic 8,848 metres after 14 hours, almost nine ascents and 195 kilometres.
Ba Vi mountain lies 50km outside of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. It’s a brutal climb with some truly punishing gradients. David started his Everesting at 3 am on 13th December with Vietnamese cyclist, Nghiem Thanh Hai from the Thanh Long Cycling Club and his wife, Rebecca, carrying warm clothing and food on her motorbike. He finished in the dark with the Vietnamese press in hot pursuit to read the full story click here… thanks to the sponsors Velochic, Hanoi Cooking School and Orbea.
The ride is raising funds for Newborns Vietnam’s work to improve the survival rates of newborn infants in Vietnam. You can help boost David’s fundraising by donating at: https://www.justgiving.com/DavidWLloyd
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Cycle A Difference - Vietnam Challenge Ride, November 2015
Cycle across the remote northwest of Viet Nam with its stunning scenery, towering mountains, cascading rice terraces, undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth. 11 days of cycling with impressive climbs, awesome descents, a taste of history as you head south on the Ho Chi Minh Road and onwards to the famed Hai Van Pass and a fast and furious descent to Da Nang. Cycle for newborns and experience the beauty of Vietnam, the warmth and hospitality of local people and their everyday life. Embark on the challenge of a lifetime to help change the life chances of newborn babies in Viet Nam. The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one you will never forget”.
For more details of the ride, click here.
Sign up for the Cycle A Difference - Vietnam Challenge Ride, November 2015 - click here.
Cycle a Difference challenge rides are raising funds Newborns Vietnam for neonatal nurse training and lifesaving equipmen to improve the survival of newborn infants in Vietnam, to read more about our work click here.
Richard Leech, Executive Director CBRE (Vietnam) Co.
The Newborns Vietnam team came second out of 45 teams and there was only 2 minutes and 38 seconds between the Newborns team and the winners. After 12 hours of cycling, 109 laps and 265 miles we were all pleased with the result! Great team riding with some very fast laps and lots of fun.
Tuesday 19th August 2014 was a milestone moment for newborn care in Vietnam. 26 nurses from the neonatal unit at Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children became the first nurses in Viet Nam to receive a formal British certificate in neonatal nursing.