My stepson Isaac is teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is taking part in an exciting adventure that started this past Friday.
H2H - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - is a charity bicycle ride that first took place in 2009. It is organized by volunteers and the funds raised go towards Vietnamese organizations that work with poor and disadvantaged children.
He'll be part of a team of 20 expat riders who are going to be flying up to Hanoi (Vietnam's capital) and cycling down to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon, where they live and work). It's called H2H and it's the sixth annual ride of its kind. It's going to be just over 2000km through the Vietnamese countryside over the course of 27 days, with two rest days, making an average of 80km per day. The're doing it all to support five children's charities based in Vietnam (more info and links to the websites of these charities are in the donations page). He's never done anything this physically demanding before, but has been doing training rides a few days per week since late November, and the team has held various fundraisers and done charity visits in that time as well.
You can follow their journey on the TEAM BLOG: http://h2hrfvc.blogspot.com/ - it should be updated daily. If you use facebook, please search for "H2H Ride for Vietnamese Children" and like/follow the page.
Please consider making a donation to these worthy causes! Team members will be covering all of their expenses themselves, so 100% of your donations will go directly to the five charities.