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.
$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…
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