Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle 2023

Saturday 4th November 2023

John Doe Cathy Woodall

Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle 2023

Hi everyone!
Thanks for visiting my fundraising page.

As some of you may know I have signed up for a 450km cycle in November this year in Vietnam and Cambodia. But all of you will know that I am always up for a challenge, and this is my next one. Fortunately, I am sharing the adventure with my mates Tora, Kathleen, and Tricia. We are all very excited and have been busy training together when we can but usually separately, as we all live a distance from each other (Teddington, Reading, Bristol, and Calgary!)

The ride itself is over 9 days, is supposed to be mainly flat (will let you know at the end!), and is going to be pretty humid (eek!). But the exciting part for me (as with India in 2020) is weaving our way around all the sights, sounds, and smells! And immersing ourselves in the culture and people across these two amazing countries. I am particularly looking forward to visiting Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong River, Angkor Wat, and Siem Reap. But apart from the major sites, it's the scenery and people that will make the event really memorable!

We’re going again with Dream Challenges – here is more information about the ride itself: https://www.dream-challenges.com/challenges/cycle-vietnam-to-cambodia/

And I have finally decided that I will try to raise some money for two particular causes which have personal and professional significance. If you could donate even the smallest amount I know the two charities I have chosen will be so grateful!

The two charities I have chosen, I fundraised for three years ago, and they still need your help! They are Dyscover: www.dyscover.org.uk and Momentum: www.momentumcharity.org

Dyscover supports people who have long-term communication difficulties known as aphasia following a neurological condition. I have chosen this charity as this is an area professionally in which I have worked for nearly 40 years and continue to do so. It's a fantastic service, which I know benefits many of my clients over the long term.
Momentum supports children with cancer and life-challenging conditions, and their families, across London, Surrey, and Sussex. The reason I have chosen Momentum is that I have some close friends who sadly lost their daughter at a young age. They have been working tirelessly to support this charity for many years and Woody & I try to help where we can.

DYSCOVER
For almost 30 years, Dyscover has been providing long-term support and opportunity to people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is a neurological condition, acquired through stroke, brain injury, or rare forms of dementia. Aphasia affects a person’s communication, including speaking, reading, and writing, and understanding and processing language. It can cause feelings of isolation, frustration, and depression. Dyscover works to inform, support, and empower people with aphasia to manage their communication disability and to re-engage with life. They create an aphasia-friendly environment in which people feel included, valued, and have a sense of purpose. Dyscover provides a structured programme of weekly supported conversation groups, both in person and online. These are led by professional speech and language therapists and are designed to help people to adjust to living with aphasia. Dyscover helps people with aphasia to develop strategies for communicating, maximise their abilities, and also provides help and support for partners, carers, and other family members. Dyscover relies on fundraising and donations to provide their crucial services. For more information about Dyscover: www.dyscover.org.uk

MOMENTUM
Momentum supports children with cancer and life-challenging conditions, and their families, across London, Surrey, and Sussex. They partner with local hospitals, who refer families to their Family Support Workers following a child’s diagnosis. Momentum's support services, including counselling, creative therapies, respite breaks, peer-to-peer support, and special experiences, aim to address individuals’ mental health needs, reduce their feelings of isolation and help them cope more easily. If a child dies, Momentum is there to offer bereavement support to families. They also create a more positive experience for children in hospital, through their children's ward refurbishments and in-hospital support services. 
For more information on how Momentum Children's Charity helps families, visit their website: www.momentumcharity.org and their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@momentumchildrenscharity3715/videos

Training Log

https://www.strava.com/activities/9913295357 https://www.strava.com/activities/9917969004

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£2,040.00

+£431.25 Gift Aid

raised of £2,000 target

by 65 supporters

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    5 months

    DD

    Well done great effort! x

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

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    5 months

    Fran Brander

    Looks an amazing trip - great cause, hope you had the best time!! Fxx

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    5 months

    Jo & Clive

    What a fantastic achievement!! Well done... and for raising funds for these important charities

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • L
    5 months

    Lorraine & Digger

    Wow amazing, what an adventure and raising money for a great cause 👏🏻

    £ 20.00

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    5 months

    Dianne

    Cathy Woodall, truly unstoppable!! Wowsers! 🚲

    £ 20.00

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    5 months

    Anonymous

    £ 20.00

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    5 months, 1 week

    Elizabeth Kerrigan

    Congratulations Cathy, what an amazing achievement!! 🥳🎉xxx

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Cressida & Toby

    What an amazing trip, lots of luck to you all & most importantly enjoy it! Such brilliant charities to support well done for raising so much so far xxx

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Ann Farquhar

    Hope you enjoy the ride!!

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Emma & David

    Good luck! X

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Anonymous

    £ 30.00

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Sally Pembery

    Hey Cathy… As always fantastic good luck for you and Tara and the gang. Hope it all goes really well… Find time to enjoy. Just a tiny bit of Cambodia and Vietnam whilst you’re away…hope feet hold up… Love Sally And Chris XX

    £ 75.00 (+£18.75)

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Kate and Adrian

    Have an amazing time Cathy!!

    £ 10.00

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    5 months, 2 weeks

    Lynda Crellin

    Good luck Cathy on your amazing adventure!X

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Anonymous

    £ 60.00

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    5 months, 3 weeks

    Annie

    Go Cathy 😁

    £ 10.00

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    5 months, 3 weeks

    Charlotte & Bill

    Have a fantastic cycle and a great holiday! Hope the 60 yr old body holds out 🤣🚲🇻🇳🇰🇭

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    5 months, 3 weeks

    Helen & Martin

    May the road be flat and the saddle be comfy! Good Luck Cathy xxx

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • P
    5 months, 3 weeks

    Penny & Lynn

    Happy pedalling partridge girls! X

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    5 months, 3 weeks

    Danielle O

    All the best, Cathy. Have an amazing trip 👏

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    5 months, 3 weeks

    Tricia

    It’s going to be a great adventure so glad I’m doing it with you.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    5 months, 4 weeks

    Kirsty

    Good luck to all of you. What a fabulous trip!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    5 months, 4 weeks

    Vilma Adams

    Good luck Stay safe Dino xx

    £ 5.00 (+£1.25)

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    5 months, 4 weeks

    Iain

    I think you will all have an amazing time ! Enjoy

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    5 months, 4 weeks

    Anonymous

    £ 25.00

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    5 months, 4 weeks

    Sue Strudwick

    Best of luck- what a challenge! 2 great causes too. X

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months

    Adrian and Kerry

    Go Cathy! Enjoy the ride with great mates xx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • K
    6 months

    Kathleen

    Not long now and we'll be off. Finger crossed for a smooth ride!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • T
    6 months

    Tora

    Can’t wait to get on the cycle path with you again! Tor x

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months

    Jane

    Good luck, Cathy and enjoy the experience xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months

    Bea

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months

    Daltons

    Good luck and have a fab time! xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months, 1 week

    Ann

    Good luck Cathy. Sounds like a great adventure. Enjoy!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months, 1 week

    Annabel Burrows

    Good luck Cathy and pals, have a wonderful time and well done raising money for these important charities. Love Annabel xx

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    6 months, 1 week

    Fiona Mackenzie

    Go Cathy! Quite a challenge, but I’m sure as ever you’ll do it. Have fun exploring xx

    £ 20.00

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    6 months, 1 week

    Hannah

    Have fun Cathy!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    6 months, 2 weeks

    Gwen

    I'm in awe! I'm sure you'll have an amazing adventure! Good luck to you all.

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    6 months, 2 weeks

    Gail & Tim

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • R
    6 months, 2 weeks

    Richard and Marian

    Good Luck Cathy x

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

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    Anonymous

    £ 400.00 (+£100.00)

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    6 months, 2 weeks

    Alex H

    Good luck Cathy, and enjoy the adventure! x

    £ 10.00

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    6 months, 3 weeks

    Katy

    Wow, what a fantastic experience and for such great causes. Enjoy every minute!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • N
    6 months, 3 weeks

    NINA & GARY

    Good Lucky Cathy and your team. Neen & Gazza xxx

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    6 months, 3 weeks

    Zein & Jên

    What an amazing adventure! xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    6 months, 3 weeks

    Jane and Anne

    Good Luck Cathy, have a great time and look forward to your recommendations on where to visit when you get back xx

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • P
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Penny & Edward

    Good luck on your next adventure!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • D
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Dasha

    Go Cathy!

    £ 20.00

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    6 months, 4 weeks

    Diane

    Go Cathy! Have a fab trip too xxx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months

    Heather Catchpole

    Good luck!!!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months

    Marion and Adrian

    Good luck Cathy. You will smash it. X

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months

    Tessa

    £ 20.00

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    7 months

    Brian A Sparkes

    Good luck!, Cathy!

    £ 50.00

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    7 months

    Anna Davis

    Good luck Cathy! Xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months

    Claire

    Good luck to all. Enjoy your wonderful adventure!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    7 months

    Si

    Good luck!😎

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • A
    7 months

    Amber Watkins

    Good luck ladies!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months

    Ann & Mapi

    We are sure all the training will pay off. Enjoy the ride....!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months

    Debbie and Dave

    You're amazing! Good luck with the cycle!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months

    Olga, Rodney, Alex and Tony

    You're a superstar! Good luck with your cycle

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • L
    7 months

    Lisa, Dave & Ella

    Go smash it Cathy and enjoy xx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • J
    7 months

    Jenny M

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    7 months

    The C-Hs

    Have fun and remember your gel saddles !! 😳

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • P
    7 months

    Phil

    Good luck - to you all!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    7 months

    Bea

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months

    SueG

    Good luck all of you!