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Cambodia Cycle Challenge Days 6 & 7 – why we came to Cambodia

Days 6 and 7 of our Cambodia Cycle Challenge were different to the rest of our time here.  For one, we didn’t do any cycling!  We did, however, connect with our purpose – the reason we all embarked on this fundraising adventure, which was to support the work of IJM and learn more about the…

Cambodia Cycle Challenge Day 5: 620 steps and the final 50kms!

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…

WK Cambodia Cycle Challenge: rice wine, bamboo sticky rice and floating villages

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…

WK Cambodia Cycle Challenge: An epic 80kms!

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…

W+K Cambodia Cycle Challenge – Temples, Dirt Tracks & a Stunning Sunrise

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…

Border Politics

Earlier this week I watched the documentary ‘Border Politics’. Julian Burnside, an Australian barrister, traverses the globe to see how other Western countries treat refugees. There are moments that stick with you. Like the realisation that in a few years there will be millions of children who will have grown up with little to no…

Tackling the Gold Coast Half Marathon

In 2016 we ran the Maasai Mara Marathon in Kenya together. In 2017, we took on the Outback Half Marathon. Today, we ran the Gold Coast Half Marathon! These ladies are inspiring, amazing women that I have got to know because we all decided to challenge ourselves for charity. Well done today Team W+K! #wherearewerunningin2019 #TeamWK…

A new challenge – cycling?

In my job now, I am confronted with stories of people who are forced to work against their will, through the use of violence or intimidation. They are slaves, and its estimated there are over 40 million people enslaved in society today. 40 million people is a huge number. It can make you question what…

From Africa to the Outback

In 2016, I embarked on a trip of a life-time, heading to Kenya to visit the inspiring charity So They Can and to take part in the Maasai Mara Marathon, a challenge which formed the pinnacle of my and my team mates’ fundraising efforts for So They Can. The trip to Kenya and our year-long…