Danish Embassy Sponsors Fundraising Bike Ride to Phnom Penh

The Royal Danish Embassy and Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther invite all to join the Go4 Charity Ride (Bangkok to Phnom Penh) in November to raise funds for Helmets for Kids, a 10-month road-safety programme with a Takeo province school in Cambodia to buy helmets and provide educational training for students.

The Go4 Charity Ride from Bangkok to Phnom Penh will take place from Nov 9-14.

Helmets for Kids is coordinated by Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, which has distributed more than 350,000 helmets to primary schoolchildren in major cities and provinces throughout Vietnam since 2000.

The ambassador will ride his own new Honda Transalp and lead the two-day ride on the 650km route from Bangkok to the capital of Cambodia. The trip will last from Nov 9-14 and the ride will take more than two days.

The meeting point is the parking lot of Home Pro (Highway 34 from Bang Na, make a U-turn at 12 KM) in Bang Plee, Samut Prakarn. The ride begins at 9:30am on Highway 34 towards Chon Buri.

Participants will spend the first night at the Khemara Hotel in Battambang. The trip will be concluded at the Hotel Cambodiana in Phnom Penh on the afternoon of Nov 10 in time for the Water Festival from Nov 9-11 when local people pour water at one another as part of a cleansing ritual to welcome the new year. The optional ride back to Bangkok begins on Nov 12.

The registration fee for each bike is 10,000 baht and free for passengers. Payment must be made 14 days ahead of the ride. Bikers can choose to donate more than 10,000 baht. All money raised from the fees will go to charity.

The recommended budget is around 30,000 baht which will cover fuel, accommodation, food, beverages and more for each rider and 15,000 baht for each passenger.

Also, sponsorship Packages for the Go4 Charity Ride are available _ Gold for US$4,500, Silver for US$2,500 and Friend of Go4 Charity Ride for US$1,500. Those wishing to become sponsors may contact Tommy Christensen at [email protected].

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