Long distances each day are taking their toll on Lifecyclists

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Today’s endurance ride of 215 km is taking Nescafé 3in1 LifeCycle Challenge from Dong Hoi in Vietnam to Xenon in Laos. The challenge is now on its fifth day and the LifeCyclists are cycling between 10 and 12 hrs a day.

In the past two days, the weather remained extremely hot with high humidity.  The distance each day is now taking its toll on the cyclists. Yesterday the LifeCyclists rode from Huong Khe to Dong Hoi (Vietnam). Although the scenery was astounding, the heat exhaustion, dehydration and undulating terrain did not elevate their morale. They are now suffering from saddle sores, numb hands, stiff necks and backaches.

Raising funds to assist kidney patients and their families

There have been six dropouts so far. The LifeCyclists are working hard to make it through every day, supporting each other and lifting each other’s morale, knowing very well that this challenge is being done to help renal patients who struggle every day just to stay alive, physically and mentally.

LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation is Malta’s only NGO that is actively raising funds to assist kidney patients and their families. The foundation, with the financial assistance of their sponsor Nescafé 3in1, also supports specialised research study in kidney disease at the University of Malta and generates further awareness about organ transplants in Malta.

You may donate by Revolut on 99329101; via sms: 5061 7370 = €2.33; 5061 8920 = €6.99; 5061 9229 = €11.65; or via a call to 5160 2020 = €10, 5170 2005 = €15; and 5180 2006 = €25. Bank details are Swift code VALLMTMT, IBAN number MT 18 VALL 22013000000014814521017, Bank name: Bank of Valletta, Account number: 14814521017.

Updates about LifeCycle Challenge 2019 may be found on their website or Facebook page.