The Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families to become self-sufficient. Founded in 2000 by Australian Karen Leonard and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, the Foundation applies a holistic approach to helping people in need through proven working programs and initiatives which are designed to effect a generational change.

Join us for a gorgeous cycling adventure that begins in Danang, Central Vietnam and travels along the scenic coast, venturing into the famed Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and along the Ho Chi Minh Road. The trip covers 750km on the bike over the course of 10 days of riding (an average of 75km of riding per day). Each rider raises funds for a Lifestart Foundation Educational Scholarship recipient.

Sponsorship covers all costs for tuition, fees, book, uniforms, rent and food (there is no local University in Central Vietnam so our students need to live away from home). Riders will be matched with a student prior to fundraising and will also have the opportunity to meet their student when they arrive in Vietnam.

All Lifestart Foundation Education scholarship students are from extremely disadvantaged families and do not have the means to attend University. Despite this they are diligent, hard working, high achieving students who dream of breaking the poverty cycle. In order to truly break the poverty cycle students need to complete a University degree to ensure gainful employment. When they graduate they not only break the poverty cycle for themselves but they always help their extended family too.

This is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for making a difference.

Click here for the LSF Charity Bike Ride 2017 Website and registration: http://www.lsfcharityride.org.au/

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