We started the 5th day of our Cycle Challenge with mixed feelings – excited to complete the last leg of our ride, but also a bit sad that this part of our trip would be coming to an end. Because although it has been hard work (this final day was particularly challenging!), it has also been incredible. We would miss saying hello each day to … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – 620 steps and the final 50kms!
Day 4 of our Cambodia Cycle Challenge provided the opportunity to spend time in Cambodian homes and local businesses in the Battambang area and gain insight into the daily life of Cambodians in the countryside. For today’s 50km ride we partnered with a local social enterprise, Soksabike, which provides vocational training and job opportunities to local youths. We were joined by 2 knowledgeable student guides … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – rice wine, bamboo sticky rice and floating villages
Our cycling for Day 3 started in Battambang, a small city about a 3 and a half hour bus journey from Siem Reap. It is the second largest city in Cambodia, and yet was off the tourist trail until relatively recently. Our guide, Lot, told us to expect a relatively quiet city, but we discovered on arrival that our trip coincides with the regions celebrations … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – bamboo trains, rickety bridges and a home-cooked dinner
Our second day of cycling in Cambodia was the one that worried us the most in the lead up to our adventure. It’s our longest day – 80kms, and for novice cyclists, which we all are, we knew it was going to be a long, hard day. What we didn’t know, was that it was also going to be pretty damn awesome! We started … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – An epic 80kms!
After months of training and fundraising, today Team W+K started our 5-day Cycle Challenge across Cambodia. We started early (4.45am!) so we could make our way to Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise. It was incredible. An inspiring start to the day! As the crowds of tourists returned to their hotels for breakfast, we took the opportunity to explore Angkor Wat in relative peace. Then … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – Temples, Dirt Tracks & a Stunning Sunrise
Its been almost a week since the W+K team completed the Maasai Mara half marathon and I apologise for the lateness of this report – after the run I headed across to Mt Kenya to complete the second leg of my trifecta of fundraising challenges and I have only just resurfaced. I have mentioned to anyone who would listen that the Maasai Mara half marathon … Continue reading WK Kenya 2016 – Maasai Mara Marathon race report!
Today was tough. We visited the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp where the So They Can journey started in 2009. Despite huge improvements in the camp over the past 7 years, it was still an extremely confronting experience. I have spoken many times in recent months about So They Can’s core purpose – to empower women and children through education so that they can escape … Continue reading WK Kenya 2016 – A big dose of reality
I’m writing this looking out whilst the sun sets over Lake Elementata, and reflecting on an amazing first day in Kenya with So They Can. We travelled this morning to The Sleeping Warrier Crater, about an hour’s drive through Zebra infested plains, for an hour and a half hike/mountain clamber up to the crater. One of the goals of this expedition was to help us … Continue reading WK Kenya 2016 – We Run So They Can