Vietnam Challenge Ride 2015

Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride 2015 – An Epic Journey

25 cyclists took the challenge and cycled 1,700 km with 17,500 meters of climbing in just twelve days and raised over $145,000. This mixed ability group included round the world endurance cyclist Mike Hall, Richard Dunnett and Juliana Buhring, together with seven veterans of CAD 2013 and many newcomers.

Newborns Vietnam was very honoured that his Royal Highness the Duke of York, joined Giles Lever the British Ambassador to Vietnam for the launch of 2015 Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride at the Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi. All along the way people of Vietnam cheered the cyclists, asked for photos with them and national TV cameras followed their last pedal strokes into Da Nang.

The British Ambassador and Executive directors from ride Sponsor Hogan Lovells joined the ride for the final day from Hue to Da Nang. They made a triumphant entry into the city with a police escort and were joined by the Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee, Mr Dang Viet Dung and the Da Nang Director of Health, Dr Ngo Thi Kim Yen who led the way to the finish line at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children. They were welcomed by hundreds of cheering nurses.

The CAD 2015 film captures the magic of cycling in Vietnam, the pain and the suffering!

Read the ride captains diary here

Hear what the riders thought here

 

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