Back in 2011, Max and Shishang, two 16 years olds, one from the UK and one from Nepal, rode the first 50K Kora, designed by socialtours and Chain Bikes. They did it for charity, raised 4.5Lakhs and donated it to a school and an orphanage. 35 riders joined them in this ride, mostly Ex-Gurkhas.
Since 2012, socialtours joined hands with the Cycle City Network Nepal and started organising it as a yearly charity ride. In 2012, we had over 300 riders, in 2013, over 900 riders, in 2014, around 1700 riders and in 2015, over 2000 riders. For the last four years we had had support from the EveryOne Campaign of Save the Children under the slogan, NO CHILD BORN TO DIE
In 2016, we have now joined hands with Great HImalaya Trails project for quality and safety enhancements.
We are expecting over 2000 riders again, riding the 50km, 75km and 100km routes around Kathmandu. This year the riders will be trying to raise money for two projects - Medicare on Wheels - which aims to buy an ambulance for a village in Rssuwa and a project to build a school in Nuwakot, promoted by the Nepali Riders Ride to Rescue.
Pledging for this ride is easy. Just Rs. 100 for each kilometer the riders ride, payable via wire transfer, or to the bank or in cash. All for a good cause.
The support for this ride has been extraordinary. Cycling companies, restaurants, communities all come together for the Biggest Ride in Nepal.
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