Newborns Vietnam is a charity set up by former Condor bike fitter who's turned his hand to creating Chapeau!: a fine range of skincare for the modern cyclist.
Cycle a Difference is the main fund raising event of Newborns Vietnam. The ride covers 850 miles over 10 days through the most stunning landscapes in Vietnam. The ride crosses north-west and central Vietnam in May 2013. Sponsorship from the ride will support UK led nurse training and life saving equipment for newborn babies in Vietnam.
It begins with a dinner hosted by the British ambassador in the northern city of Hanoi, before heading north by train to begin the ride near Sapa. After traversing the roof of Indo China the route takes riders south towards the coast across the famous Hiban Pass. The ride finishes at the Da Nang Neonatal unit where funds from the ride support a vital training programme run by UK registered charity Newborns Vietnam. If solid miles on untamed roads with breath taking scenery interests you then register today and your cycling will change lives which is a great reward.
The ride is fully supported by two mini buses, full technical assistance and motorcycle out riders. The trip is catered and all accommodation is provided. The route has been fully tested and will be tested again nearer to the start. All roads are tarmac or concrete.
The total cost of £3,000 includes flights, the only extras being insurance and a little spending money. The deposit of £500 must be paid on registration and the balance by fundraising or stage payments. If you are looking to challenge yourself or to enjoy some of stunning south-east Asia by bike, then why not take up one of the 6 remaining places for 2013?
"As a father and lifelong cyclist I have set up this ride following my passion for bikes to raise funds for Newborns Vietnam. My mother and I are both trustees and believe that we can make a difference to many lives."
–Luke Humpreys, Ride Captain