No photos as internet connection in hotel very slow. Will need to wait until tomorrow.
Day 1 - Siem Reap to Battambang. 172km. Saddle time 6hrs 59 mins. Total time 10hrs 1 min. Avg Temp 34 deg
Today was a reminder of what a wonderful country Cambodia is. I had forgotten all the sights and sounds of the place. We cycled the furthest we have cycled in one day.
Highlights include : Being back in Cambodia; the awesome team mentality - the "train" of 7 peopl was outstanding and really helped to get us through the kms at a great pace; jumping in the pool in full cycle gear for a few beers; the massage afterwards; and eating frogs at the local restaurant. A very tiring but amazing day.
THE CHALLENGE Starting from Siem Reap on Sunday August 25th and traversing the country for 1,179 kms the Ride For Nokor Tep (RFNT) team consisting of 11 riders this year, will be raising awareness and funds for the construction of the Nokor Tep Womens Hospital in Cambodia. On Saturday 31st August they will be joined by our wonderful support base in Phnom Penh at the hospital site to finish the last 15 kms to the Tabitha Offices in the centre of the city. All the funds raised as a result of this bike ride will be used to build the hospital in Phnom Penh - the riders have paid for their own ac... full info