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Hands Across the Water, a charity dedicated to raising funds to build homes and support underprivileged and orphaned children in Thailand, was founded by Peter Baines in 2005 after he personally witnessed the devastation, as a first responder, of the Boxing Day Tsunami that struct Thailand very hard.


Martin and Melissa will be joining the Business Blueprint Ride, a group of small business owners who are part of the Business Blueprint community, led by business coach and entrepreneur Dale Beaumont.


Starting in Bueng Karn, northeast Thailand, riders will cycle 500km in five days through the Isaan Region, riding along the Mekong River and through rural communities not often visited by foreigners.


The ride will end in Yasothon where riders will visit one of the Hands Group's homes, Home Hug, and some of the children that the Hands team has worked so hard to support for more than 15 years. 


The Business Blueprint Ride has seen over 300+ riders raise more than $1.7m since its inception in 2014.


The Goal:


$5k per rider

But if we can raise $10k we'll be able to help more children!


You can support Melissa and Martin’s ride here…


The Ride:


Day 1: 12th Sept

Bueng Kan to Ban Phaeng >> 110km


Day 2: 13th Sept

Ban Phaeng to Nakhon Phanom >> 102km


Day 3: 14th Sept

Nakhon Phanom >> 0km - a well-earned rest day!


Day 4: 15th Sept

Nakhon Phanom to Mukdahan >> 114km


Day 5: 16th Sept

Mukdahan to Amnat Charoen >> 124km


Day 6: 17th Sept

Amnat Chareon to Yasothon >> 82km