As you pedal during Cycle Burma, you will take in many highlights of this stunning country which is only just reopening its doors to tourists. You will discover thousands of magnificent temples in Bagan, take in breath-taking pagoda’s and stupas, witness local life, far from the tourist trail and visit Mandalay’s Royal Palace and ancient monastery.
The Cycle Burma challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18 and takes approximately 9 days. This cycle is quite tough and has been designed to be challenging but achievable providing you have trained correctly. You will be cycling for 5 consecutive days and you can expect to be in the saddle for an average of 7-8 hours a day in varied temperatures. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy this challenge. A full training guide will be provided in your welcome pack when you register with Global Adventure Challenges.
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challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18 and takes approximately 9 days. This cycle is quite tough and has been designed to be challenging but achievable providing you have trained correctly. You will be cycling for 5 consecutive days and you can expect to be in the saddle for an average of 7-8 hours a day in varied temperatures. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy this challenge. A full training guide will be provided in your welcome pack when you register with Global Adventure Challenges.
- Day 1: Depart the UK, flying to Yangon
- Day 2: Transfer to hotel then follow with a spot of sightseeing
- Day 3: Flying internally to Bagan, before a warm up cycle around this ancient city
- Day 4: Cycle the 70km distance of Bagan to Popa
- Day 5: Popa to Myingyan, a distance of approximately 80km
- Day 6: Cycle from Myingyan to Mandalay
- Day 7: A ride of 60km from Mandalay to Mingun, followed by a boat ride down the Ayerwaddy River
- Day 8: An internal flight from Mandalay to Yangon, before getting the flight back to the UK
- Day 9: Arrive back in the UK
There are two different payment options for this challenge:
OPTION A – Raising a Minimum Sponsorship
You will be required to pay a registration fee £299 to Global Adventure Challenges and then raise the minimum sponsorship for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (£3,470).
80% of the minimum sponsorship must be in the account at least 11 weeks prior to the departure date of the Challenge. All outstanding sponsorship MUST be sent to the Charity within six weeks of completing the Challenge.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation will be invoiced by Global for the remaining balance of the Challenge 10 weeks prior to departure.
OPTION B – Self-Funding Option
You will be required to send your registration form to Global Adventure Challenges, together with the Registration Fee.
11 weeks prior to departure, an invoice will be sent to you for the cost of the Challenge (£1,735).
Although there is no minimum sponsorship required, you can, if you wish, raise additional funds for RCLCF.
Flights from London to Yangon as well as all internal flights are included.
All meals will be provided on cycle. All dietary requirements are catered for (please do let GAC know on the registration form)
Main luggage will be transported by support vehicles. You will need a small kit bag to carry items such as water, sunscreen and camera.
All accommodation for Cycle Burma is also included and ranges from 2* to 3* local hotels.
Please note there will be a charge for airport taxes and fuel surcharge and you will be expected to purchase your own personal travel insurance and visas.
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Here at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, we know that taking on an overseas challenge can be costly and a huge commitment. If you feel that you are unable to afford the registration fee in one payment, Global Adventure Challenges now offers you the option to pay in two instalments over two months. Simply enter the code INSTALL2 at the payment page and your registration fee will be halved and the second instalment will be taken from your account after your next pay day.
To register for Cycle Burma, please click the “Register Now” button at the top or bottom of the page. You will then be directed to Global Adventure Challenges official website to pay your registration fee. You can also use code RC50 to receive £50 off your registration fee!
Once you are registered, a member of our brilliant Sporting Events Team will be in touch to talk you through your registration, training and fundraising.
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