14/04/2015 15:44 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Rally Indochina to raise funds to stop child trafficking

HCM City, April 14 (VNA) - Riders set off on the Rally Indochina 2015 from Hanoi on April 13, heading south on the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail to raise donations for the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation and fight child trafficking.

The final leg of the rally will finish in Hoi An on April 15.

Rally organiser Mark Wyndham said the 2,000km rally, which is jointly organised by Explore Indochina and Hoi An Motorbike Adventures, covered the network of former tracks and trails during the Anti-American War.

Mark said Rally Indochina was open to any bikers with a sense of adventure and a desire to give something back to children who were less fortunate than them.

Riders are driving Soviet vintage 650cc Urals and 125cc Minsks down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to experience some of the best riding that Asia has to offer.

The riders will spend two nights in Hue and take a trip down the Perfume River to visit the Blue Dragon Centre.

Over the past four years, over 60 motorcyclists from around the world have raised 165,000 USD for the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation to fight child trafficking in Vietnam.
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