H2H charity bike ride set for late March

H2H charity bike ride set for late March Minh Phong The 9th edition of the H2H (Heart to Heart) charity bike ride, an annual event to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Vietnam, will take place from March 31 to April 27, with 21 multi-national volunteer riders attending. The riders, mostly foreign teachers based in Vietnam, will join the 2,000-km-plus charitable cycling tour between Hanoi and HCMC, Vietnam’s two biggest cities.  The ride is expected to start at 8 a.m. on March 31 at Ly Thai To Park in Hanoi City and finish at the Central Post Office in HCMC on April 27. British Consul General in HCMC Ian Gibbons will show up at the finish line to congratulate the participants, the organizing committee told the Daily in an email yesterday. Founded in 2009 by three ILA Vietnam teachers including James Ortmann, Rob Wilson and Sophie Lewis, the H2H ride has to date raised US$283,000 to lend a helping hand to underprivileged children in the country and give them a chance to gain access to sufficient education. This year, all the proceeds from the event will be granted to five local charities, namely Saigon Children’s Charity, the ILA Community Network, Live and Give Foundation, Know One Teach One (KOTO), and the Blue Dragon Foundation. Kate Grigg, the 2016 lead rider, says it would be an amazing challenge and a chance for participating riders to bring a better life to Vietnam’s most vulnerable and underprivileged children through cycling. The volunteers have… [Read full story]

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