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Mark Payne

Mark cycles Vietnam

cycling across Vietnam for Newborns Vietnam because it's a great cause and a huge challenge

100 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 71 supporters
  • Event: Cycle a difference, 14 May 2013 to 28 May 2013

Newborns Vietnam

Saving babies from their first breath - advancing neonatal intensive care in Vietnam to help close the gap between developing and developed world standards of newborn care. Our work addresses the critical shortage of nurses, trained health workers and basic specialist lifesaving equipment.

Charity Registration No. 1144562


Hi thanks for visiting my page.

Cycling, cycling, cycling. A conversation with me has revolved in recent months will frequently revert to a conversation about cycling.

The reason?

An 850 mile bike ride through Vietnam which takes in mountains taller than the biggest in the Tour de France, high temperatures and 80% humidity. 


The challenge is a major factor in my decision. By sponsoring me you're essentially pay to put me through the ringer for a fortnight and who doesn't want to do that? But also there is an opportunity to make a big difference for a charity that will improve the chances for some of the 10,000 newborns that die in the developing world every day.

How much goes to the charity?

Almost all of the money goes directly to the charity. £2400 will go straight to the charity with flights, accommadation and vehicle support taking up the rest of the money. However, the group who have organised the ride are seeking corporate sponsorship which would ensure that 100% of the money goes straight to the charity.

Will you be keeping me updated on your progress?

Yes. I'll be creating a blog/youtube channel shortly to keep you up to date with my training. Furthermore, I'm hoping to create a video diary of my journey. 

Right, you've convinced me. How can I help?

Make a donation, publicise this page or help me with equipment.


Thanks for your help




  • Tournament poster!
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  • Prior to training Feb 2012