Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fundraising for Vietnam to Singapore ride to aid Cystic Fibrosis

A fundraiser for $10k has begun! CLICK HERE to go to FundRazr where you can make a PayPal donation.

I pledge 50% of the funds raised towards a Cystic Fibrosis cause (split between US and Australia). The other 50% will be towards expedition costs (primarily towards cost of support vehicle).

Right now we have a tentative party of three going on the ride; John from Kenya (Africa), Walter from Devonport (Tasmania) and Alistair from Perth (Western Australia). Currently looking for more team members to ride any leg(s) between Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Riding from 1 September till as long as 1 December (3 months), but depending on the team and the bikes we may do it in 2 months.

Do you have contacts or potential sponsors we can use? Do not hesitate to dog them in; viet2sing@coughing4cf.com. Cycling from Hanoi to Singapore covers 5000 kilometres, and 5 Asian countries. Walter is Coughing the Distance to spread awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, encourage Organ Donations, and provide inspiration to people with disabilities.

To give a twist to the ride we are using electrically assisted bicycles - the exact kind still TBA - which will provide a great 'tailwind' for 30-40 kilometres per charge. As the intention is to ride 50-100kms per day, and charging the batteries may not always be possible each night, in which case the weight of the electrics may in fact become a hindrance. The ride will be blogged right here and on www.facebook.com/vanpraag

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