Challenge yourself to ride 1,600km and raise funds to support literacy classes in Cambodia.
Let's transform lives through literacy and help children in Cambodia learn to read!
When? January 27th – February 10th 2022
Where? Riverbend - Burnie - Cradle Mountain - Ulverstone - Poatina - Launceston - Scottsdale - St Helens - Launceston
Costs? $10 registration and $700 on road costs.
Find out more about Bible Society Australia and our mission
Why are we riding?
Illiteracy exposes Cambodian people to shame and exploitation and keeps people in poverty. Many of the youth and adult populations of rural Cambodia have not had the opportunity to receive a quality education due to the nation’s history of devastating war and genocide. Teachers are paid very low salaries, particularly in rural areas, where many only teach their students for two hours a day so they can earn additional income elsewhere.
The Learning through Listening literacy program was launched in Cambodia, partnering with local churches, to teach people how to read, by reading the Bible. Each year the program aims to provide literacy skills to a total of 5000- 6000 students, empowering illiterate people, so that they can read the Scriptures for their own personal growth and contribute more effectively to their communities.
This project has been running in Cambodia for over ten years, and in that time, it is estimated that approximately 46,000 previously illiterate people have learned to read.
Will you help us provide more literacy classes to Cambodia’s illiterate this year?
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the cut off date for registration?
1st of January 2022
What if I can't commit to the whole ride?
You are very welcome to do part of the ride, as long as you join at the beginning of the course.
This will need to be organised beforehand, as well as re-negotiated on road costs. Roughly $55 per day with $10 registration fee
What is the maximum number of riders who can join this ride?
There is a maximum of 30 riders and 6 roadies
What is the proposed course?
Thursday January 27th Arrive Riverbend
Friday January 28th Riverbend to Marrawah & return
Saturday January 29th Riverbend – Edith Creek – Stanley - Montagu – Riverbend
Sunday January 30th Riverbend – Rocky Cape - Wynyard – Burnie
Monday January 31st Burnie – Yolla - Fossy River – Cradle Mountain
Tuesday February 1st Rest Day
Wednesday February 2nd Cradle Mountain – Sheffield – Spreyton – Latrobe-Ulverstone
Thursday February 3rd Ulverstone – Penguin - Cuprona - Riana - Gunns Plains - Preston - Sprent - Alama Bridge - Ulverstone
Friday February 4th Ulverstone – Devonport - Deloraine - Bracknell - Poatina
Saturday February 5th Poatina – Cressy - Campbell Town – Launceston
Sunday February 6th Rest Day in Launceston
Monday February 7th Launceston - Scottsdale
Tuesday February 8th Scottsdale - Derby - St Helens
Wednesday February 9th St Helens - Bay of fires – St Helens - Chain of lagoons – Elephant Pass – St Marys - St Helens
Thursday February 10th St Helens - St Marys - Avoca - Canara Junction – Door of Hope Launceston and Finish
Friday February 11th Go Home
Does it matter if I have not ridden before; can I still come?
Is there a sponsorship goal?
Riders are expected to fundraise $2,500
For members of the same family eg couples $3,000
Is there a minimum speed I should be able to ride at, to keep up with the group?
We ride in two groups:
- Slower group should be able to ride at 20km/hr consistently
- Faster group should be able to ride at 30km/hr consistently
It is recommended you include hills and slopes as part of your training
Support our 2022 team!
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