Olympian ad­ven­ture

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Ad­ven­tur­ous trav­ellers can sup­port Va­ri­ety – The Chil­dren’s Char­ity by tak­ing part in a unique cy­cling ex­pe­ri­ence to Viet­nam with Olympian and BMX rider Sarah Walker.

The 15-day trip is from Au­gust 17 to 31 and in­cludes eight days of mod­er­ate level cy­cling, cov­er­ing more than 350km of Viet­namese land­scape.

Ms Walker will lead week one.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude ex­plor­ing Hanoi’s vi­brant city and the beau­ti­ful tem­ples of the Tran Dy­nasty, meet­ing lo­cal hill tribes, vis­it­ing an or­phan­age and school and cruis­ing on a tra­di­tional junk sail­boat.

Ms Walker is ex­cited about cy­cling Viet­nam with Va­ri­ety.

‘‘I am def­i­nitely look­ing for­ward to ex­plor­ing Hanoi, and vis­it­ing a lo­cal school and or­phan­age. I also like the fact that money raised from the trip will go to­wards giv­ing dis­ad­van­taged Kiwi kids their very own bike.’’

The ticket price of $4990 per per­son in­cludes re­turn air­fares with Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, twin-share ac­com­mo­da­tion, com­fort­able bikes, sup­port crew and backup ve­hi­cle, pri­vate trans­port when not cy­cling, ex­pert bilin­gual guide, most meals and a $500 do­na­tion to Va­ri­ety’s Bikes for Kids Pro­gramme.

Va­ri­ety – The Chil­dren’s Char­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive Lor­raine Tay­lor says Ms Walker is the per­fect per­son for this chal­lenge. Funds raised will go to­wards get­ting bikes into the hands of dis­ad­van­taged Kiwi kids, a cause close to Sarah’s heart.

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