They’ve done it! Dean and Tony have completed their Burma cycling challenge and travelled nearly 300 miles through Myanmar. They had a great but tough time with plenty of laughs, a lot of sweat, some amazing sights and a little sickness.
They are on their way to reaching their target of £6,000 for Save the Children, which will hopefully form part of the group’s target of £75,000.
The video below gives you a great idea of the sights and the camaraderie between the team. If you want to hear what it was like for Dean and Tony then listen to the first part of this interview on Southampton’s 103.9 Voice FM.
About the Cycle Challenge
Dean Kirby, managing director and project estimator Tony Kitchen took part in the Mitsubishi Electric Burma Cycling Challenge, which began in Mandalay on January 29th, 2016.
Over the six days, they rode through Monywa, Pakkoko, Bagan, Mount Popa, Lake Inle, Nyaung Shwe and Heho. On average, they cycled around 40 miles a day – the furthest leg being a 71-mile trek that ended 1,500 metres higher than the starting point. The route was in one of the last unexplored countries of south-east Asia and passed through some spectacular countryside, including sacred Buddhist monasteries and ancient palaces.
UPDATE: By December 2016 Dean and Tony had raised almost £4,500. See the final total here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/D-Kirby1