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Vietnam 2013 3C (Charity Cycle Challenge)
Raising money for: Mag
Michael B

The Challenge

An 8 day 410 mile mountain bike ride from Hanoi to Sapa between 30/10 to 11/11 (Angola's Independence Day).

The Charity

At the end of 27 years of civil war in Angola, there were more land mines than population. Between 2004-8 there were 531 land mine accidents, with 144 fatalities, and 385 injuries. Angola is very special to me, being where I met my wife, who was born and raised there. I will celebrate our Silver Wedding in Vietnam, another war torn country.

The Training

Training every week off-road on an MTB and on hills. 500 miles done to date, with a target of 1,000. Read Ryszard Kapuscinski's "Another Day of Life" page 148 to better understand the horrors of landmines.