WHAT IS EXTREME CHALLENGE: VIETNAM?
On October 30, a team of 18 cyclists are riding from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in just five days. That’s 377km across fields and dirt tracks in tropical heat and punishing humidity. The team of 18 taking on Extreme Challenge: Vietnam includes four staff from Hope for Justice plus entrepreneurs, company directors and influencers from the worlds of business, entertainment and philanthropy. Hope for Justice CEO Ben Cooley is joining the ride, having previously taken part in the hugely tough and hugely successful ‘Zoe Challenge’ ride five years ago.
Ben said: “Our team spent time in Vietnam and discovered the stories of children who were just seven years old, forced to work in the mines, enslaved and neglected, even to the point of death. We knew we had to do something about this. Extreme Challenge: Vietnam is our response: to raise awareness of this horrendous situation, and more importantly, to do something to make a difference.”
Covering approximately 75km every day, the cyclists will push their bodies to the limit as they cycle through sweltering humidity and punishing terrain across South-East Asia. The route takes our team from the Cambodian capital, heading south towards the Vietnam border and finishing up in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
You can follow all their progress on social media via the hashtag #HFJEXTREME
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