In January 2025, we invite you to join us as we come together for our flagship Coastal Ride to celebrate our 20th anniversary. That’s two decades of transforming lives, one heartfelt journey.
Our flagship ride will see you cycling 800km down Thailand's picturesque east coast, a region of breathtaking beauty and profound significance in the Hands Story.
Your journey begins in the sleepy resort town of Petchaburi and you will make your way down south passing through Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon. From there, we start to cross over the mountains and stunning national park that divides the east and the west. You’ll enjoy a pool party under the towering cliffs before soaking up the magic of the last day of riding as we make our way to Takua-Pa. After a tour of some key Tsunami sites, you will ride into Baan Tharn Namchai, the first home that was built following the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami. It's a place where hope triumphed over despair, and lives were rebuilt with love and care.
Ride to Provide isn't just a cycling event; it's a celebration of two decades of unwavering commitment to transforming the lives of children in need. It's an opportunity to honor the past, embrace the present, and look ahead to a future filled with promise.
We invite you to join us in this incredible journey of compassion, camaraderie, and courage. Together, we'll continue to make a difference, one pedal stroke at a time.
Petchaburi to Khao Lak
17th January, 2025 - 25th January, 2025
800km in 8 days
If you are in New Zealand, you can now raise funds for Hands in New Zealand Dollars (NZD) and claim a tax deduction at the end of the year. To get started, just register through the New Zealand registrations below to participate.
Today marks the beginning of your journey! You will need to arrive in Bangkok today ready to depart for the ride the following day. We will have a welcome dinner in the evening to hand out your cycling kit.
Note: You are responsible for your own flights and airport transfers.
Overnight: Novotel 20 Sukhumvit (included in your registration)
Day 1 of Ride - Petchaburi to Hua Hin (52km)
This morning we will transfer by bus to the start of the ride.
On arrival at the bikes, we will get you set up and comfortable on your bike before commencing our journey together.
Day 2 of Ride - Prachuap Khiri Khan (103km)
Today, you're in for a small challenge, as it's the first 100km day on the ride. It’s a beautiful day as we trace the picturesque coastline, paying visits to temples and quaint beachside villages along the way. Our route will lead us to a fishing village, where curious monkeys line the road to welcome us as we pedal through.
Day 3 of Ride - Prachuap Khiri Khan to Ban Grood (60km)
After waking up to the most beautiful sunrise on tour, we will make our way to the sleepy town of Baan Grood. It’s a shorter day today which will be kind on your legs, there’s a short temple climb at the end of the day but we promise the most beautiful views at the top. And pizza for dinner! What more could you ask for?
Day 4 of ride - Ban Grood to Chumphon (109km)
As you hop back on the saddle for day 4, you might notice that your seat isn't as comfy as your favorite armchair. That’s ok though as the following day is a rest day. 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 can head back to the resort pool and curl up with a good book enjoying the rest from your bike seat.
Day 5 of Ride - Chumphon to Lang Suan (112 km)
Back in the saddle and you’ll love today’s riding as we weave through the palm trees, monkey forests and more beachside towns. It is about this time in the tour that your energy will feel a little low but a surprise in the evening will give you the pep you need to get through the rest of the tour.
Day 6 of Ride - Lang Suan to Surat Thani (100km)
This leg of the journey offers even more breathtaking scenery as we approach the mountains. You'll have the opportunity to pass through many charming villages along the route, immersing yourself in the local culture and landscapes.
Day 7 of Ride - Surat Thani to Khao Sok (102km)
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.
Day 8 of Ride - Khao Sok to Khao Lak (60km)
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 people who you will now call family. We will celebrate with a 20th Anniversary Night of Celebration in the evening. We encourage you to bring your supporters along for this one, it will be a night to remember!
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
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
Registration Fee: $4,095 (inclusions below).
Register today with a $455 deposit and then 8 x monthly installments of $455 from February 2024.
Fee does not include: International flights, airport transfers, alcohol, spending money and travel insurance.
The fundraising target for the 20th Anniversary event is set at $10,000 for each rider.
Please note that there won't be a reduced fundraising target for participants who have completed 5 or more rides; this does not apply to this specific event.
Our goal is to raise $1 million as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations to continue making a positive impact on the lives of our kids. Your dedication and fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated.
10 Nights Twin Share Accommodation
17th – 25th of January 2025 inclusive
Hotels will be modest in their offering and often in remote areas. WiFi is not always available however the majority of the hotels do have WiFi services.
Your last night in Khao Lak will be single share.
*Single supplement available on request (additional charges apply)
Hybrid Cannondale Bike
You will be riding a Cannondale hybrid bike which is a flat bar bicycle with tyres that are thinner than a mountain bike and thicker than a road bike.
E-Bikes available on request (additional charges apply)
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 four months out from the ride 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 t-shirt as part of your Welcome Pack that you can wear during the trip and training shirt pre-ride.
Support crew and bike mechanics
Our tours are expertly managed by the dedicated team at Hands Experiences Thailand. Our professionals are here to assist you with every aspect of your tour, ensuring your needs are met to the fullest. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to accommodate your requests, as long as they are made with politeness and courtesy. Thailand.
Once you have registered for your experience, you will receive a link to your personal 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 prepare 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.
Additional 20th Anniversary Inclusions
20th Anniversary Merchandise Pack
You’ll receive an exclusive merchandise pack to commemorate our 20th Anniversary. With limited quantities being produced, this will be your one chance to secure your Anniversary swag. It's our way of saying thank you for joining us in this significant journey and celebrating this remarkable milestone together.
Night of Celebration
At Hands, we absolutely love celebrations, and the conclusion of the ride promises to be an extraordinary one just for you. We're planning to merge it with our much loved Night of Celebration event, dedicated to honoring not only your incredible achievements but also the remarkable 20-year journey of Hands. Your registration includes one ticket with an option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted price for your supporters.
Fundraising may appear a bit intimidating, but there's no need for it to be. Here's the thing: exceptional fundraisers aren't born; they're crafted. Anyone can become an outstanding fundraiser by taking the initiative, sharing their unique story, and putting some exciting strategies into action to raise funds.
To participate in the bike ride, a minimum fundraising target of $10,000 is required. While it might seem like a substantial amount, rest assured that we're by your side every step of the way. We've got some fantastic ideas listed below, or you can explore our Resources Page to access our comprehensive fundraising guide. Together, we'll make your fundraising journey a success!
Personal Fundraising Page
Host an Event
Sponsor a Child
Create a Raffle
Host a Silent Auction
What is the Cost ?
In addition to your registration fee ($4,095), you will need to cover your own International flights and any transfers, hotels, meals outside of the tour inclusions. We have a 8 month payment plan or you can choose to pay in full.
To participate, it is a requirement to raise AU$10,000
Is Fundraising Compulsory ?
Yes. By fundraising a minimum of $10,000 for your ride experience, you will 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, 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!