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I completed approximately 400+ km over 5 days and finished on Sunday 16th March. I got to cycle through two marvellous countries and meet some wonderful people. Most importantly of all I raised over £2,240 for the work of Sense Intrenational and any donation you make will make it just a little bit more...
On a personal level I have most definitely been moved and inspired to act by the work of Sense International. Sense International is a wonderful charity, which has over the past 19 years, supported deafblind children and adults in developing countries such as; India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Romania and Peru.
Put simply Sense International breaks down isolation, offers choices and enriches the lives of so many deafblind children who will otherwise lead short, lonely lives.
Please do visit www.senseinternational.org.uk to get a real sense of what we do.
The Vietnam to Cambodia challenge consists of five cycling days and approximately 255 miles. I have again paid for all the trip expenses myself so every penny raised will go to Sense International and definitely not towards the trip.
Also not having learnt my lesson from Death Valley last time the bulk of my training will now take place in the cold and damp weather we usually get at this time of year, and I will be training in the cold to cycle in the heat of Vietnam and Cambodia in March!
Admittedly I’ve never been to Vietnam or Cambodia before and my cultural reference points are based on ,Good Morning Vietnam, Rambo 2’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ but everyone I know who has visited the region tells me what wonderful and friendly places Vietnam and Cambodia are so I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I also get to finish the ride at the Angkor Wat temples so I can take the odd photo and unwind after the cycling like a true tourist.
As I do like quotes so I’ll finish on two of my favourite film quotes relevant to both my destination and the training;
John Rambo “Do we get to win this time”…and Mickey, Rocky’s trainer who warns him “Women weaken legs” Two very pertinent and inspirational pieces of advice for the challenge ahead.
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