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The Ho Chi Minh Trail Challenge

to cycle the Ho Chi Minh Trail for British Heart Foundation because research into heart disease saved my husbands life

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  • Team members: Virginia Morris and Clive Hills
  • Event: BHF - Open Overseas Challenges 2015-2016, 30 Mar 2016 to 31 Mar 2016

British Heart Foundation

We power research into heart disease to beat the UK’s single biggest killer

Charity Registration No. 225971

Story

What is the Ho Chi Minh Trail Challenge? Virginia and Clive cycled hundreds of miles across one of the world’s most heavily bombed mountain ranges on earth, starting on 30 March and finishing on 9 April 2015. They did half the cycling each so there was always one parent to look after the children. 

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www.thehochiminhtrailchallenge.com   

Why the British Heart Foundation? Clive had a quadruple bypass operation in 2013 and thanks to the good work of the British Heart Foundation they can all enjoy a family life for many years to come. They would like others to benefit.

If you would like to donate then please do so on this justgiving page or text - HCMT59 £5 to 70070 (you can donate £1 to £5 or £10).   

Why and what is the Ho Chi Minh Trail? Virginia is a security and defence analyst. Clive was in the parachute regiment and is now both an architectural photographer and a construction manager. In the late 1990s they became the first westerners in peacetime to walk the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. They wrote a book on their experience and were married along the Trail in 2005. The Trail was the North Vietnamese logistical supply line during the Vietnam War.

 

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  • The start of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Vietnamese pushing bikes along the Trail
  • The Longhouse people in Laos +8

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