Digital Live Coastal Ride is proudly sponsored by
“Helping us Peddle Faster for the Kids”.
How would you like to join the next group of extraordinary real estate professionals on a mission to give our kids the life of choice and opportunities that they deserve?
The Digital Live Ride and Real Estate community have collectively raised over $1.2 million across 5 charity rides in support of Hands Across the Water. Steve Carroll warmly invites YOU to join us in 2025 as we embark on our journey towards the next million-dollar milestone.
Get ready for an incredible adventure as the Digital Live Coastal Ride returns in March 2025. The 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.
In 2025, our goal is to bring together a community of compassionate individuals driven by the desire to make a positive impact. Could this be your calling? Join us for this extraordinary journey of a lifetime.
Arrive in Thailand and Welcome Dinner around the corner from Novotel
Today you’ll meet your fellow riders for drinks and receive your fresh set of lycra ready for your cycling adventure.
Please note that you will be responsible for booking your own International Flights and airport transfers.
Travel to Hua Hin
We will organise a bus transfer to get you from our hotel in Bangkok to Hua Hin. On arrival, we will get you set up and comfortable on your bike, and come back together in the evening for our first dinner as a team.
Hua Hin to Kuiburi ~ 80km
Today our adventure begins in the coastal town of Hua Hin. We follow the coastline and visit some wonderful temples and beachside villages as we make our way to a stunning fishing village where monkeys line the road as we cycle in.
Kuiburi to Baan Grood ~ 107.4km
Today is our first 100km+ and the key thing to remember here is that the day is broken up into 8 legs meaning you will have a lot of opportunities to refuel, catch your breath and importantly take in the scenery. Today we’ll ride through the third bay Ao Manao, situated within the Wing 5 Air Force Base. Surrounded by limestone cliffs this bay is a haven for nature lovers and you’ll meet some friendly monkeys along the way.
Baan Krut to Chumphon - 129km
Today we make our way to a much needed rest day in Chumphon. There’s 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.
Today we rest and there is nowhere better than this beachside town with the best burger/pizza joint just a stone's throw away. After a swim to cool down and a walk along the beach, you will be transferred by bus to Surat Thani for the final stages of the ride.
Surat Thani to Khao Sok ~ 106km
This is by far one of our most favourite days on the bikes in Thailand. This is a stunning ride to Ratchaprapha Dam before heading into Khao Sok National Park for a cave visit and beautiful hotel stay. This day really does feel like we are riding through Avatar… you have to join us to understand why.
Khao Sok to Baan Tharn Namchai ~ 57km
This is it! The day you have worked hard for. We have one final uphill and then it’s downhill to Baan Tharn Namchai and the beautiful kids that you have been riding for. It’s another shorter day on the bike but don’t wish your time away. Soak up the love, the memories, and the joy of being on the bike with a fantastic group of humans.
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 charity ride experiences are consistently ranked 10/10 by our riders! More often than not the experience exceeds our riders expectations. Check out what some of our riders have had to say…
"One of the greatest philanthropic endeavours from the industry I have ever seen."
- John Cunningham -
"Life changing and outstandingly organised."
- Valerie Timms -
"The friends you make, brilliant. Educational and entertaining."
- Louise Lupton -
"For my mental health, one of the most significant things I have ever done."
- Colin Gooding -
"So memorable seeing the kids’ faces."
- Katie Cotton -
Fees and Fundraising
Registration Fee: $3,895 (inclusions below).
In addition to your registration fee, you will need to contribute to the team fundraising goal by raising a minimum $5,000
8 Nights Twin Share Accommodation
9th – 16th of March 2025 inclusive
As we travel to some sleepy beachside towns, hotels will be modest in their offering but the locations will be on point. You’ll have a hot shower, a bed to sleep in, and occasionally the WiFi will be good!
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. You have the option to bring your own saddle and pedals if you choose.
E-Bikes can be offered for an additional surcharge.
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.
Your registration includes a customised cycling jersey, bibs and gloves. 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.
Travel Bag and
You will receive a Hands Across the Water travel bag for the trip. There is plenty of room in the bag for the tour and additional clothing you might want to bring for holidays pre or post the ride. You will also receive a training shirt to wear during your training and in Thailand.
Support crew and bike mechanics
Our rides are run by our very own Hands Experiences Thailand. Nothing is too much trouble for this fantastic crew of people as long as you bring your manners. Our bike mechanics keep everything running tip top during your tour in Thailand.
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.
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.
5 DAY TOUR COST: AU$3,895
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.
Pay a deposit today of $486.90 then second and subsequent installments begin in February 2024 for 7 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.
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 contribute to the team total. 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
What is the Cost ?
What is the 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 ?
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?
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:
- 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.
- Make a personal donation to your fundraising page. This can help set the tone for your supporters and show your commitment to your experience.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
So... are you up for the challenge?
With places strictly limited to 25 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!