Tuesday, 31 January 2012


The start of H2H 2012 is almost upon us. A few of the 19 riders are already in Hanoi, and the rest of us are flying up tomorrow (Wednesday). On Thursday we will visit the Cat Dang community; which is where some of the donated funds are being funneled to. Then, early Friday morning, it will be time to hit the road.

I'm sure most of us have spent the past two or three days rushing to get everything packed up and ready to go, particularly the cycling gear. By now all of us have our bikes boxed up like this:
These will be stuffed into the cargo bay of a plane and hauled up to Hanoi. Speaking of planes, we have already encountered our first problem: a number of us had an 11:50am flight booked through Jetstar Pacific, and today the airliner contacted us saying the flight would be delayed until 4:30. A few people managed to switch to another earlier flight, while the rest of us are taking the later flight. This sucks a little bit, since we all wanted to re-assemble our bikes right when we got into town, but that could be tricky in the dark. Guess that will be happening on Thursday for some of us...

Other than that issue, I personally could not be more excited for this ride. 2,000km through a simply amazing country, while visiting 24 towns and cities between Hanoi and Saigon. Make sure you bookmark this page, because we hope to update on a daily basis until we finish on the 29th. Hope you enjoy it as much we expect to!

P.S. If you haven't already donated, it's not too late!
For those of you in North America visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/childrensinitiative/bikeride
If you live anywhere else visit: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/h2h2012
100% of your donation will go directly towards the charities we are working with.

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