Tour de Thailand 2009 – Charity ride from Chiangmai to Phuket

Tour de Asia Bicycle Touring Co., Ltd. collaborates with Tourism Authority of Thailand, DTAC, Chevron, Toyota, Tilleke & Gibbins, TQPR and FBT to organise “The 7th Annual Tour de Thailand”, a charity ride to raise the fund for two charitable organisations in Thailand.

One is Operation Smile Thailand who works to provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children. Another is Skills Development Centre For The Blind (a part of Foundation for the Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the Queen), a non-profit organization who provides assistances for blind and low vision people.

The ride consists of two halves, the Northern Half and the Southern Half departing from Chiangmai to Phuket. The total length is 2,300 kilometers or 1,438 miles, ride in 27 days include 22 days of riding and 5 strategic days off for sightseeing and relaxation beginning on December 8th and ending on January 3rd.

Registration is now open. Donations are due by November 30th, 2009.

For further information and registration please visit www.tourdethailand.com.

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