Money raised

193

Total Fundraisers

7

Total Donations

7

In 2013 Dale Beaumont, Founder of Business Blueprint, joined us on our 800km Ride to Provide from Bangkok to Khao Lak in the south of Thailand. It was on this ride that Dale had a light bulb moment that the rides would be a great way to bring small business owners and entrepreneurs from his community together to achieve something pretty extraordinary and build lasting relationships together.


In 2014 the Business Blueprint Ride was born.
Fast forward to 2024 and this passionate and committed community have raised over $2 million for Hands and have seen over 500+ riders take on the challenge of cycling 500km through Thailand. It hasn’t come without its challenges, and Covid-19 certainly put a dent in their momentum, but this is a group of people that will never give up!


In 2025, the Business Blueprint ride will return to Baan Tharn Namchai by cycling from Hua Hin down to the east coast and across Khao Sok National Park to Khao Lak. This beautiful ride is a mix of coastal towns, lush plantations, and picturesque national park. The final day of cycling is a memorable one as the group makes one final climb before enjoying a spectacular downhill run to Baan Tharn Namchai where the kids will be waiting excitedly to greet you and show you exactly how important your fundraised dollars are – not just for sustaining them, but for deeply enriching their lives.


It's an experience you have to experience to get a true understanding of the impact that the ride will have both on yours and the children’s lives.

Where

Hua Hin to Khao Lak

When

28th March- 2nd April 2025

Distance

500km in 5 days

Riders

60 amazing humans

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If you are in NZ, you can now raise funds for Hands in NZD and claim the tax deduction at the end of the year. Simply register through the NZ Registrations below to participate.

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Itinerary

Day 1

26th March

Today is a travel day to Thailand and Dale will host a welcome drinks in the evening for those who have already arrived. Please note that you will be responsible for booking your own international flights and airport transfers.

Accommodation: Novotel Sukhumvit 20 (one night included in your registration).

If you plan to arrive earlier and need to book additional nights, please inform Airene so she can book in for you. Payment can be settled when you check-out.

Day 2

27th March

Travel day to Hua Hin

We will organise your bus transfer to get you on your way to the starting line of your ride. We will meet in the hotel lobby and depart Novotel Sukhumvit 20 in the morning. Once we arrive in Hua Hin we will check into the hotel and do your bike fittings in the afternoon.

Day 3

28th March

Today our adventure begins in the coastal town of Hua Hin. We follow the coastline and visit some wonderful temples as we make our way down to our first hotel. 

Hua Hin to Kuiburi (~80km)

Day 4

29th March

More coastal riding as we make our way to the sleepy town of Baan Grood. There’s a short temple climb today but we promise the most beautiful views at the top. 

Kuiburi to Baan Grood (~107.4km)

Day 5

30th March

Our ride into the rest day covers a few rolling undulations and some highway stretches but this is all broken up with some village water stops, jungle riding and of course the beautiful Thai people.

Baan Grood to Chumphon (~129km

Day 6

31st March

    Rest day is spent in a beautiful beach town where you can swim in the ocean, take long walks on the beach and enjoy a Pirate Burger up the road from the hotel. In the afternoon, you ou will transfer by bus to Surat Thani for the final stages of the ride.

    Day 7

    1st April

    One of our favourite days on tour, this is a stunning ride to Ratchaprapha Dam before heading into Khao Sok National Park for a cave visit and beautiful hotel stay.

    Surat Thani to Khao Sok (~106 km)

    Day 8

    2nd April

    The day you have all been waiting for, the final uphill and downhill to Baan Tharn Namchai where you will meet the kids that you have been riding for.

    Khao Sok to Khao Lak - Baan Tharn Namchai (~57km)

    Day 9

    3rd April

    • Optional BTN Day - It's a chance to spend time with the kids you rode for, catch up with family who have joined you at the finish, share your experiences, swim, eat, and create new memories with the friends you have made on the journey. (Accommodation on the 3rd of April is not covered. Please reach out to Airene if you wish to extend your stay).

    • Over to you… It is time to pat yourself on the back for your hard work and efforts to be here. You’ll be glowing and oozing energy as you kick back for a few days (at your own pace and expense) or make your way back home. The official events might be over but you are welcome to kick back and enjoy some quality time in Thailand.

    What Previous Riders Say

    Our Ride Experiences are consistently ranked 10/10 by all our riders year after year! More often than not the experience exceeds our riders expectations. It's this amazing feedback which drives us at Hands to continue to deliver amazing shared experiences which deliver benefit to both the riders and their communities and the children in our homes. 

    Fees and Fundraising

    Inclusions

    8 Nights Twin Share Accommodation

    26th March – 2nd of April 2025 inclusive

    Hotels will be modest in their offering and often in remote areas. WiFi can be a little hit and miss in some areas.

     

    Hybrid
    Bike

    Your registration includes a hybrid bike which is a flat bar bicycle with tyres that are thinner than a mountain bike and thicker than a road bike. If you’d like some extra support for the ride, we have limited e-bikes available for an additional charge. 

     

    Meals and
    Ground Transfers

    All meals excluding lunch on the rest day are covered in your registration. Our team on the ground takes care of breakfast, lunch and dinner on the rides and provides plenty of sustenance throughout the day at the water stops.

     

    Custom
    Cycling Kit

    Your registration includes a customised cycling jersey and bib shorts. You will have the opportunity to order additional kit if you choose. You will receive a sizing chart in coming months to help you order the right size kit for the tour.

     

    Training Shirt

    Your welcome pack will include a training shirt for you to wear in the lead up to the ride. We also recommend bringing this to Thailand as the light material is perfect for Thailand heat.

     

    Support crew and bike mechanics

    We only work with the best and you will get to meet some of the nicest Thai people and support crew that you will have ever met. Nothing is too much trouble as long as you bring your manners. Our bike mechanics keep everything running tip top during your tour in Thailand.

     

    Individual Fundraising
    Profile

    During the registration process, you will be prompted to set up your fundraising page. You can update this page with your story and share your unique link to start raising funds. The team at Hands are here to support you with ideas so don’t be afraid to ask for help.

     

    Training
    Program

    You will receive a training program that will help prep you for your 500km journey. The key to your training will be time in the saddle as opposed to km’s ridden so even if the weather turns poor, you can get to the local gym or spin class to clock up your hours on the bike. We also have a great series of videos if you are new to cycling or looking for some additional training tips.

     

    TOUR COST: AU$3,150*

    Your tour cost includes everything that we have outlined above. It does not include International Travel and any additional accommodation or airport transfers that you are responsible for.

    You can pay in full or choose to make regular monthly payments for 6 months.

    There is a $500 non refundable deposit included in the tour cost. Your place will not be secure on the ride until we receive full or partial payment.

    **E bikes are available for this ride at an additional cost - rates upon registration.

     

    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

    Your ride registration includes twin share accommodation for the duration of the ride. If you elect to room with a friend, partner, or family member at the point of registration, this will be factored in when we do the room allocations. If you are a solo traveller, we will partner you up with another solo partner of the same gender.

    If you do wish to have your own room, there are limited single supplements available at a cost. Allocation of single rooms will be based on a first in first served basis due to availability at the hotels.

    You can reserve a single room today for $100 deposit and we will contact you closer to the ride once the numbers and room availability is confirmed.

    RESERVE YOUR SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

     

    FIRST TIME RIDERS

    We require all riders to have one of the compulsory Hands wheelie bags for the trip. Because there's limited space for luggage on these tours, these bags help make packing the truck each day more efficient. They are also spacious enough to hold your belongings for the ride and for any time before or after the ride. We haven't included them in the tour price because many of our returning riders already have these bags. If you're new to the experience, please make sure to get one of these bags. Use the discount code BLUEPRINT to purchase your bag for $100 (that’s a $59.95 saving).

    BUY NOW

     

    If you are in NZ, you can now raise funds for Hands in NZD and claim the tax deduction at the end of the year. Simply register through the NZ Registrations below to participate.

    NZ REGISTRATIONS

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    Fundraising

    Fundraising can be a little bit daunting but it needn’t be. You see… great fundraisers aren’t born. They are made. Anyone can become a great fundraiser by simply getting out there, sharing their story and implementing some fantastic initiatives to bring in the funds.

    You are required to raise a minimum of $5,000 to participate in the bike ride. It might seem like a lot but we are here to help you every step of the way. We’ve got some great ideas below or check out our Resources Page to download our fundraising guide.

    Your own fundraising page

    Selling or purchasing ticket packages to Future of Leadership

    A personal donation

    Holding your own event

    Selling raffle tickets

    FAQs

    What is the Cost ?

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    In addition to the tour costs ($3150) you will need to arrange international flights to and from Bangkok, Thailand. To register you can either pay in full or choose the 6 month payment plan.

    To participate, it is a requirement to raise AU$5,000

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellation greater than 3 months out from the ride: $500 + any costs already paid 

    Cancellation 3 months out: 50% of total registration fee 

    Cancellation 2 months out: 75% of total registration fee

    Cancellation 1 month out: 100% of total registration fee

    Is Fundraising Compulsory ?

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    Yes. By fundraising a minimum of $5,000 for your ride experience, you provide 350 children in our care with access to basic necessities, healthcare and education. Importantly, you are providing them with a life of choice.

    What is the best way to start my fundraising?

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    Getting started can be a bit daunting at first; we always say the first $1,000 is the hardest and then it gets easier. Below are our top 3 tips to get your fundraising dial off zero: 

    1. Your online fundraising page is the most simple and effective way to kick start your fundraising. Update your page with your profile image, a story about why you are fundraising and share directly from your page to kick start those dollars coming in. 
    2. Make a personal donation to your fundraising page. This can help set the tone for your supporters and show your commitment to your experience.  
    3. Download our fundraising guide that includes tips and tricks for planning events, auctions and raffles to help you raise your funds. 

    If you need support please reach out to the team at team@handsacrossthewater.org.au

    So... are you up for the challenge?

    With places strictly limited to 60 people, this amazing once in a lifetime experience is not to be missed.

    Secure your place today via deposit using the checkout below. You'll be talking about this experience for years to come!