With International borders closed and travel restrictions likely to be in place for some time yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Hands' riding experiences for 2020, and possibly 2021, are postponed.

Each year our Ride to Provide experiences in Thailand, and their associated fundraising components, makeup $1.2M AUD of the annual $1.9M AUD in operating costs for the seven homes we support - that's almost 70% of our total fundraising efforts!


The world is on hold. Training is on hold. Fundraising is on hold.

But the kids whose lives we support, we can't put them on hold.


As a community we have banded together and agreed that we won’t be stopped.

Which is why we are taking to our bikes in June to take on the 800km Coastal Ride to Provide virtual style. All in a bid to keep the ride alive and raise much needed funds to continue supporting our 350+ kids and their communities in Thailand.

We invite you to jump on a bike in June to take on our 800km Ride to Provide Virtual Challenge.

You can do it stationery in the comfort of your living room or out on the open road, whatever your choice we’re doing this to challenge ourselves in June and raise much needed funds to keep Hands alive.

Click here to see how it all works!



The difference between a Group and Individual Registration

The primary difference between registering as a Group or as an Individual is:

  • A Group shares the 800km distance. Meaning when each group member logs activity in your group profile in My Virtual Mission, you will move further along the 800km route. 
  • An Individual does the 800km distance solo. 

All other details remain the same per person, including registration fee and fundraising target.

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Cost and Fundraising Requirement

Registration Fee: $49
Fee includes access to My Virtual Mission to track your progress and the Hands Zoom Room where you can join us daily to clock up your km's.

Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $500
You can set up a fundraising page using Facebook and/or a personalised page on our website. You will receive instructions for setting up a page in your Welcome Email. 

Ready to ride #800KMSIN30DAYS for the kids? 

How to Register 

1. Click on the sign up link to register for the challenge. Download further instructions here if you need them. 

2. You will need to create an account with My Virtual Mission to activate your profile. This is the platform that we are using to map the ride and track your progress. 

3. Once registered, click on the Join Mission button to register for the Challenge.

4. Within 24 hours you will receive a welcome email from Hands with more information and details for setting your fundraising page.

5. One week prior to the Challenge, we will send you further information for accessing the Zoom Room, logging your km’s and raising your funds. 




Zoom Calendar

Just like a spin class but way better! We have created twice-daily spin sessions that will be hosted through Zoom to help you clock up your km. Each day will showcase one leg of our Thailand Ride to Provide - you can cruise down the coast of Thailand in the comfort of your lounge room taking in all of the beautiful sights that this amazing country has to offer.
We have lined up some incredible guests to join us for some of the sessions.  Our ride ambassador Michael Tomalaris from SBS and Hands Founder Peter Baines will tap into the minds of these inspirational guests in an interview style chat.

Click here or on the image to view/download schedule PDF



If you don’t think you can do the challenge, check out our latest blog of excuses why you can join the Challenge.

If you still don’t think you can commit but have a few dollars spare to help us achieve our fundraising goal, then you can make a donation here. Every cent will help us keep Hands alive during Covid-19. 







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