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2009 - Riders Wanted

posted Jan 14, 2012, 9:43 PM by Bruce Knox

Bicycle riders of all ages, shapes and form - listen up for an opportunity not to be missed...

On March 7, 8 & 9 a team of mountain bike riders from Vientiane and beyond will take to their bikes and ride from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in three days and raise money for needy charities in Laos - and you are invited to be a part of it.

If you have a mountain bike, are healthy and enjoy a challenge then this is for you. A structured training schedule will be developed for Vientiane residents to join in (should they choose to) in order to prepare for the ride, a three day, 388km journey from the plains of the mighty Mekong through some of the highest peaks in Laos to the ancient royal capital, Luang Prabang.

Last year Team Dai successfully raised just over $7000 in support of schools in Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang and a single women's shelter in Luang Prabang. The aim this year is to field a team of up to 20 riders and raise $10,000 to go towards helping a number of organisations working in Laos (more details soon).

The suggested training schedule (for those not opposed to early mornings and fine companionship) will involve two or three mornings a week of a 25km loop and a longer 2-4 hour ride on either a Saturday or Sunday morning, with some "drive to" excursions for endurance and hill work.

If you are interested, please send an email to Bruce Knox at knokker@gmail.com and/or visit the Team Dai Facebook Group and leave a message in the comments section.

Please start spreading the word to anyone you think might be interested. We are also looking for sponsors this year, so if you are a part of an organisation that would like to support this extremely worthwhile endeavour (and have your company logo on the team shirt and support vehicle!), then also send an email to Bruce Knox at the above email address.

Cheers,

Bruce Knox
Team Organiser

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