Kathmandu, July 12, 2016: The sixth edition of the popular Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge, the biggest cycling ride in Nepal, is to be organized on July 16.
With over 2000 cyclists riding the 50km, 75km and 100km routes, the charity ride aims to raise funds for â€˜Medicare on Wheelsâ€™, an ambulance for the village of Gatlang in Rasuwa; and helping the children in getting education in a school at Sikherbesi in Nuwakot.
The project â€˜Medicare on Wheelsâ€™ will be carried out in close coordination with the Kora partner Cycle City Network Nepal. This project is expected to provide direct health care facility to about 1900 people of Gatlang and to approximately 400 other people from the neighbouring villages of Chilime and Syabrubesi.
The school at Shikherbesi, Nuwakot will benefit children from roughly 600 families. Working with Nepal Cyclists Ride to Rescue (NCRR), the Kora organizers hope to raise enough funds to complete the school this calendar year itself. NCRR is building schools in Nuwakot under the slogan â€˜7 schools in 7 weeksâ€™. So far, 5 schools have already been completed and handed over to the concerned authorities. The building of the 6th school will be undertaken from the funds raised by Kora 16.
In the challenge co-organized by Socialtours and the Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN), the Great Himalaya Trails will be providing the quality and safety enhancement support.
The cyclists will meet at Patan Durbar Square and the challenge will flag off at 07:30 in the morning on the 16th of July 2016. It will conclude at Patan Durbar Square in the afternoon.
Registration for the challenge is open and can be done online at http://kathmandukora.net/register/