British Cyclist David Lloyd – Takes The Ultimate Cycling Challenge!
Everesting for Newborns - Ba Vi Mountain, near Hanoi, 13th December.
David Lloyd is embarking on the toughest and most extreme of cycling challenges, “Everesting”. The ultimate test of climbing for mountaineers is summiting Everest, the highest mountain in the world. For cyclists it is cycling the height of Mount Everest, 8,848 metres in one continuous cycling effort.
Giles Lever, British Ambassador to Vietnam, will cycle with David on one ascent. To download the press release - click here.
“Everesting” is a first for Vietnam and the peak to be conquered is Ba Vi Mountain in the national park west of Hanoi. David will have to cycle up and down 9 times. Ba Vi doesn't offer many views, which adds to the toughness; it is a 12 km tunnel of trees on a punishing gradient.
This incredibly challenging 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 and to his team of co riders each of whom will do at least one ascent and descent at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/EverestingBaVi
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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.
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.
Cycle a Difference Vietnam - Asian Business Challenge Ride, March 2014
Premier Oil announced at the Newborns Vietnam reception at the British Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City it will continue as Title Sponsor for Newborns Vietnam’s 2014 Cycle a Difference, Asian Business Challenge Ride.
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