Lisa Sharpe (left) and Krysten Basso are taking on a 12-day bicycle ride in Vietnam for a children’s foundation.
Lisa Sharpe (left) and Krysten Basso are taking on a 12-day bicycle ride in Vietnam for a children’s foundation.

Mums take on bike challenge

Bangalow mums, Lisa Sharpe and Krysten Basso, are ready to take on the challenge of a 12-day bicycle ride in the heat and humidity of Vietnam.

They have been training in the gym and riding for most of the year to get in shape to meet the challenges that will be presented to them over the almost 600km journey which will start in just over two weeks.

As well as wanting to see a good slice of the country, they have another reason for tackling the ride – raising money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in Vietnam.

Christina Noble is an Irishwoman who went to Vietnam specifically to help street kids, and she is still doing it.

Lisa, who has sponsored a number of children in Vietnam, put the idea of the bike ride to her friend Krysten, who said yes.

Both wanted to travel, but wanted to have a ‘purpose’ for travelling.

“I wanted to give back to the country I was going to,” said Lisa.

So far they have raised $8000 for the foundation and have a target of $10,000.

Their latest fund-raiser is a film night at the Bangalow Hotel on Monday featuring ‘Heart of a Man’, the documentary by Lisa and Terry Bleakley about local war veterans.

Tickets at $12 ($10 concession) are available at Barebones.

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