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YOUNG HANDS THAILAND RIDE
Built by young people for young people, this fantastic overseas adventure is exclusively for 17-25 year olds.
Experience Thailand like never before, make life-long friendships and improve the lives of Thai children - all while having the time of your life!

NEXT RIDE: 27 Nov - 2 Dec 2017
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500km in 5 Days
You'll journey down the beautiful Thailand coastline, covering 500km in just 5 days, with a rest day in the middle. During this time you'll forge strong bonds with your teammates and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Stunning Scenery
Travel through tropical rainforest, breathtaking vistas and vast landscapes to experience the true diverstiy of Thailand. You'll visit remote villages and meet the locals, far away from the typical tourist trails.
Fundraise $2,017
Raise the equivalent to the year you are riding in, with 100% of funds raised going directly to the children and projects in Thailand. Your ride mentor will support you every step of the way with fundraising ideas and resources, such as online ticket sales for events and a personal fundraising page.
Meet the Children
Finish the ride at our PAMA House to be greeted warmly by the very children you have worked so hard to support. You'll see first hand the difference your phenomenal effort has made to so many lives.

 WHAT OTHER YOUNG HANDS ARE SAYING...

The Young Hands ride is easily one of the most rewarding things I have ever done

~ Gen, 2015
It was a pleasure riding alongside each and every team member – these friendships will last a life time
~ Declan, 2015
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The feeling of strength and support in the group is almost overwhelming.
~ Hannah, 2016
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Riding in to the home and seeing the kids is an experience that I will never forget, each little face makes everything worth it a hundred times over
~ Polly, 2015
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It took me a while to decide whether to commit to the Young Hands ride, but it was, and still is the best experience I've ever had!
~ Narika, 2015
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It was amazing seeing everyone on the last day and thinking only 5 days prior how different  we all were.
~ Kels, 2015
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The Young Hands ride is easily one of the most rewarding things I have ever done

~ Gen, 2015
It was a pleasure riding alongside each and every team member – these friendships will last a life time
~ Declan, 2015
READ MORE
The feeling of strength and support in the group is almost overwhelming.
~ Hannah, 2016
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Riding in to the home and seeing the kids is an experience that I will never forget, each little face makes everything worth it a hundred times over
~ Polly, 2015
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It took me a while to decide whether to commit to the Young Hands ride, but it was, and still is the best experience I've ever had!
~ Narika, 2015
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It was amazing seeing everyone on the last day and thinking only 5 days prior how different  we all were.
~ Kels, 2015
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Inclusions
7 nights' accommodation
All meals
Hybrid bike
Support crew and bike mechanics
Superior customised riding jersey, knicks and gloves
Individual rider fundraising page and fundraising support through your personal ride mentor who will also be on the ride.
Airport transfers between Bangkok and the ride start/finish
Hands T-shirt
Three month training program
Australian-based ride coordinator
Rider information pack and regular emails leading up to the ride
Ride led by Hands representative in conjuction with English-speaking Thai tour guides
About Hands

Young Hands is the youth section of Hands Across The Water, a charity founded by Peter Baines after he witnessed first hand the devastation and aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Originally tasked with housing 50 orphaned children in Thailand's badly hit Baan Tharn Namchai region, Hands now provides homes and education to more than 350 children throughout Thailand, whilst continuing to support another 43 through university. The homes managed by Hands are for children that have no other option in life, providing them with a place to be loved, an education, and ulitmately when the time comes to leave, a choice for their future.

The bike rides are the main fundraising source for these children, but the rides are also designed to enrich the lives of those who participate. Numerous Young Hands riders have described the experience as a remarkable and unforgetable journey that has helped shape their lives.

Hands also operates a social enterprise to cover all admin costs, which ensures that 100% of every dollar donated or fundraised goes directly to the children and projects in Thailand. So grab a bike and prepare for an experience that may change your outlook on life forever.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HANDS
The Details
Fundraising & Costs
To participate, you must raise AU$2,017 (or AU$2,018 if riding in 2018). Every cent goes towards improving the lives of the children we support. Don’t worry – we will help you find your fundraising feet. You also need to cover your registration cost of $1,895 and your flights to and from Thailand. Riders often choose to arrive and leave on the same flights and we can help coordinate that for you.

Payment
To sign up you will pay a deposit of AU$500.  You will then receive a link to create your own unique fundraising page and your journey is underway! The final balance payment will be due on 1 September of the year you are riding in. Monthly payment plans are available - please contact finance@handsacrossthewater.org.au to arrange.

More Info
Download the info sheet to find out more about the ride, or you can email us at younghands@handsacrossthewater.org.au
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