This annual event had its origins in July 2010 with the epic journey from London England to The Camillian Social Center Rayong by Catherine & Liz. You can see details on this link http://www.hiv-aids-kids.org/event/event-bike-ride.html and their arrival at the center on the 20th of March 2011 is detailed here http://www.hiv-aids-kids.org/event/rideforlife.html For this last part one of the long term volunteers at the center contacted Bob Usher of The Thai Cycling for Health Association, since that time Bob and his wife Noi who is also a very keen member have promoted our center each year.
The last part of this ride started in front of Pattaya City Hall early on the 24th of February 2013 and arrived at the center around noon with many stops along the way to collect donations. On their arrival the riders enjoyed lunch and some singing and dancing for our children. A few of our teenagers felt fit enough too make this ride along with the seasoned cyclists of the many clubs that took part on this two day event. A few of our younger children made the very last part of the ride some 8KL to the center from BanChang. All where overjoyed to be able to take just a little part in the event. The Cycling clubs that took part along with The Thai Cycling for Health Association are listed below.
The money raised in this event through donations and the sponsors who are listed below was over 223,000THB (Thai Baht) this plus 20 bicycles for our children and other items.
All of us here at The Camillian Social Center Rayong very much enjoy this event each year and hope very much to see all the riders again next year.
Cycling Clubs that took part in the event this year.
1. Mahidol Adulyadej Department of Navy ship Bike Club
2. Ban Chang Bike Club
3. IRPC Bike Club
4. PTTGlobal Chemical Bike Club
5. Ude Bike Club
6. Viriyah Rayong Bike Club
7. Dow Chemical Bike Club
8. Sattahip Friendship Bike Club
9. Bang Sara Bike Club
10. Chachoengsao Bike Club
11. Ban Don Bike Club
12. Sunday Bike Club Pattaya
14. Suanluang Rama 9 Bike Club
15. Rama 8 Bridge Bike Club
17. MusaSolis Group
18. Rayong Bike Club
19. Chon buri Bike Club
20. Thai Cycling for Health Association
21. Mapya Maptaphut Bike Club
Sponsors of the event this year.
1. Pattaya City
2. Chonburi Province Public Health Officer
3. Central Festival Bangna
4. Central Plaza Pattaya
5. Twin Lotus co.,ltd
6. Raja Cycle co.,ltd.
7. World Bike co.,ltd.
8. Osotspa co.,ltd M-sport
9. Tcc Drinking Water co.,ltd.
10. Carlton Pattaya Hotel
|We look forward seeing you all again next year.|