In 2021 the Doing Good Rewards ride will be heading down to Thailand’s east coast to cycle 500km in 5 days. This group of like minded individuals with a mission to do good in the world will come together for this once in a lifetime experience.
Heading down Thailand’s east coast beside the gulf of Thailand, you will start in the resort town of Hua Hin and cycle down the coast before crossing the mountains that divide the east and west. From there it’s a short trip to Khao Lak where the children from our Baan Tharn Namchai home 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.
Hua Hin to Khao Lak
20th - 27th November, 2022
500km in 5 days
20 amazing humans
Travel to Bangkok.
You will be responsible for your own flights and transfers to the hotel from the airport.
Accommodation: Novotel Sukhumvit 20
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.
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 Prachuab Kui Buri (89km)
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.
Kui Buri to Baan Grood (108km)
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 (128km)
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. You will transfer by bus to Surat Thani for the final stages of the ride.
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 (106km)
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)
What Previous Riders Say
The annual Ride to Provide experience is 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.
"Absolutely Phenomenal!" Erin.
"It's an absolutely brilliant experience that pushes you both physically and mentally and makes you grow in so many ways!" Jenny T.
"After speaking with a number of previous riders my expectations were high but the ride exceeded my expectations." Steven F.
"Best experience of my life, so well organised and what a great cause." Doug
"Without a doubt the most amazing thing I have ever experienced." Melissa J
"Deciding to ride and raise the $10k is without doubt one of the best decisions I have made in my life!" Micheal P.
Fees and Fundraising
8 Nights Twin Share Accommodation
20th – 27th of November 2022 inclusive
Hotels will be modest in their offering and often in remote areas. WiFi can be a little hit and miss in some areas.
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.
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 Ride to Provide training shirt to wear during your training and in Thailand.
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.
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 800km 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$3,595*
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.
*In the event of price rises made by suppliers as a result of Covid-19, there may be an increase in registration fee for 2022.
Each rider is asked to raise a minimum of AU$5,000
Fundraising can be done via
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 ?
In addition to the tour costs 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 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 email@example.com
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!