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£5,455raised of £23,000 target by 121 supporters

Weʼre raising £23,000 to support 4 great charities: Royal British Legion, Thailand Veterans General Hospital, Action 4 Diabetics & Breast Cancer UK.

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Welcome to the Three Pagodas Challenge 2018! Ten of us are going to cycle the route of the infamous Death Railway from Bangkok to the Thai-Myanmar border at Three Pagodas. Our target is to raise in excess of one million Thai baht (approx. £23,000) for four great charities.

Along with a small support team, we will set off from the Commonwealth War Memorial in the grounds of the British Embassy Bangkok at dawn on January 11th 2018 to follow the railway's 375 km route. After cycling for 3.5 tough days we will finish at the spot where the train tracks used to cross the border. It will be hot, long and difficult.

Each charity will get 25% of everything we raise. Please do support us. We're covering our own costs so every penny you give us in sponsorship will go to these four fantastic charities (but please note that Just Giving take 5% of donations via this site). We're using a crowdfunding page as this allows us to transfer the funds equally, including to Thailand. Please do share, like and retweet our posts.

You can track our progress and help us get the message out on Twitter @BKK3PC and Facebook @3PagodasChallenge.

Who are we? A bunch of friends - Thais and Brits - who all work at the British Embassy, Bangkok.

Why the Three Pagodas route? It's a bloody long way and a real challenge - “can the couch potatoes actually do it?” We think we can. It won't be easy but the money we hope to raise for these important causes will make all the pain worthwhile.

Three Pagodas is the end of the Thai section of the original Death Railway. It was built using forced labour of allied PoWs and many south east Asian civilian labourers during WWII. We will be remembering all who died. Our route goes past its start at Thonburi Station, then to Kanchaburi,and the Bridge over the River Kwai. We pass two Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries and "Hellfire Pass" before heading onto roads through the jungle to the border.

Why these charities? They mean something to us. And our choice seeks to benefit people in the UK, Thailand and Myanmar.

Thank you!

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  • Three Pagodas Challenge - the "one million Baht" challenge!5 days ago
    Three Pagodas Challenge - the "one million Baht" challenge!

    Three Pagodas Challenge - the "one million Baht" challenge!

    5 days ago

    The 3 Pagodas Team is delighted to announce that the challenge is complete! After 3 days cycling over 375 km, and 14,000 calories burned, we made it to 3 Pagodas. Unlike some of the bikes, the team is still in one piece. We are still counting the donations we have received and will announce the grand total soon. We are still collecting any donations you can offer but we would all like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your generous support. The photo below is taken from the Hell Fire Pass, made by POWs in WW2. Very sobering.

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    We're committed athletes! So we did a test-run last Sunday cycling 2/3 of the first days route. Some noteworthy observations: the route is going be long, Thailand is really hot, there are a lot of ‘jay-walking’ snakes, elephants should be avoided at all costs, the Union-Jack rider amused the locals, we’re all now suffering. So, from all sources (including extremely generous support from our new sponsors 'Zuellig Pharma'), we’ve raised £7,210 (31%) of our £23,000 target. Thank you for your support!

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  • Dan Castro

    Dan Castro

    Jan 21, 2018

    Good luck Paul and co! :)

    £50.00

  • James & Natalie O'Hara

    James & Natalie O'Hara

    Jan 18, 2018

    Well done! (even if it was all downhill)

    £10.00

  • Mark Woolsey

    Mark Woolsey

    Jan 18, 2018

    Good effort Royal

    £30.00

  • Joey, Laura & Teddy

    Joey, Laura & Teddy

    Jan 18, 2018

    Great work guys, good effort!!

    £30.00

  • Gareth Gillespie

    Gareth Gillespie

    Jan 17, 2018

    Well Done Sean and the Team

    £25.00

  • Simon Goldsmith

    Simon Goldsmith

    Jan 17, 2018

    This one's for you Karl - the Highland mob.

    £20.00

  • Michelle Parkes

    Michelle Parkes

    Jan 16, 2018

    Well done team you should be very proud. Especially proud of my little Bro' Karl x

    £60.00

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A team of 14 people who all work at the British Embassy in Bangkok: Colin, Roger, Robin, Seb, Paul, Leigh, Sean, Nick, Karl, Elle, Pimpisa, Tebby, Kimberley and Sid.

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