Thanks from HELVETAS/CRED for participants' support to Community Based Tourism Biking Program cum Charity Work on Community Development in Hoang Su Phi

Dear friends,

HELVETAS/CRED would like to thank you on behalf of the community in Suoi Thau village for your contribution towards construction of the concrete road. 24 million VND has been donated by you, another 28 million by CRED and 2 million from Footprint. Furthermore the Hoang Su Phi authority has allocated budget to buy more cement for the community and make the road a total lenth of 180 metres with 3.5m wide and 13cm thick that meet to the new rural road criteria.

Many thanks also to those that talked about their experience during the trip for our promotion video by our cameraman Ryan Vickers. If you have not seen it already you can watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufs4ygvUSuA&t=17s

Ha Giang TV also made a video about the trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirG5Rv56jk&feature=youtu.be&t=8m45s

Furthermore the following articles about the trip were published:

www.vietnamfriendship.vn/Developing-community-based-tourism-in-Hoang-Su-Phi-and-Cao-Bang-01-13873.html
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/sports/178920/norel-wins-international-...

In the next edition of Word Vietnam Magazine there will be a photo essay about the trip. You can download the magazine at www.wordvietnam.com.

We are still looking forward to receive your best pictures of the trip. You can upload them to google drive via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_PfmtDkWXIzQVFpdGVXVTlHTkU In case you have trouble uploading please send them via email to Reece mountainbikechallenge@guihot.com.

The next mountain biking tour will take place in September in Cao Bang. Of course we will update you on this in due time.

Please like our facebook page «Vietnam Responsible Tourism» so you can stay in touch with future developments. And please don’t hesitate to add me on facebook (type locbien04@yahoo.com in the search box).

Thanks again for your participation and supporting our CBT project!