Helping children smile

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017: Operation Smile Thailand encouraged 20 cyclists, who joined the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge, offering them a big ‘thank you’ as they embarked on 226-km fundraiser ride for the charity, 9 September.

The three-day corporate challenge ended Monday, 11 September in central Vietnam.

Riders raised  thousands of dollars for Operation Smile, which pays for operations for Asian children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip. Read more

Hong Kong welcomes Asia’s cyclists

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG: Three of Hong Kong’s iconic bridges figure in the route of a cycling road race, hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board that should draw thousands of cycling enthusiasts from around the world.

Targeting cyclists of all ages, the Hong Kong Cyclothon 2017 is scheduled for 8 October.

The organiser, Hong Kong Tourism Board, is confident the Cyclothon will attract some 5,000 local and international cyclists for a race of speed and endurance on a circular city route passing popular landmarks. Read more

Legendary ride explores the Mekong

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Mekong, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 19 December 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the second edition of ‘Ride to Khong’s Legendary 2017’ a long-distance cycle competition following a scenic route through four provinces in Thailand’s northeast region bordering the Mekong River.

The competition will run from 13 to 15 January, next year.

It was introduced last year and continues to use a name that is grammatically suspect and somewhat mystifying in the English language. It probably should read ‘Ride to the Legendary Khong’ or better still “Mekong.” Read more