#kora19 | 1st Lucky draw winners

We’re up and out with the winner list for the 1st lucky draw!!! Follow the link to see if you were among the lucky few to get some sick freebies courtesy of TheBikeFarmNepal.

If your name is on the list linked above, make your way to TheBikeFarmNepal in Jhamsikhel to collect your prize. Don’t forget to carry a version of your #kora19 registration ticket with you as it will be used for verification purposes.

Be on the lookout for more lucky draw opportunities in the near future

#kora19 | Click2Win Photo Contest

In the run up to the #kora19, we’re announcing the Click2Win Photo Contest sponsored by Turkish Airlines and curated by Photo Kathmandu.

Out of all entries for click2win photography contest, the juries will select outstanding submissions for the contest. Among those, the pictures with MOST LIKES, within a specified date, that is published in Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge Facebook Page will win a return ticket to any destination in Europe.

Rules for the competition:

1) The photographs or videos should be of Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge 2019

2) A maximum of three photographs or videos per entry is allowed

3) Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge reserves the right to use the photographs as and when they deem necessary with due credit to the photographer.

4) Plagiarism will not be tolerated and such entries will be disqualified with no further explanation.

5) The decision of the Photo Kathmandu committee shall be final and no inquiries will be entertained.

Submit your entries at ride@kathmandukora.net by not later than 30th July 2019.

#kora19 | Hydration on the ride

Hydration is absolutely key in ensuring that your ride during the Kora goes as smoothly as possible. Remember to carry at least 2 liters with you on the day of the event – either mounted on your bike or in a backpack.

You will also be able to refill your bottles at the various water stations that have been strategically placed at several locations along the routes for all categories. Huge shout-out to our sponsors – Giant Nepal, Himalayan Single Track, Saddle Bike Store, PANC Bike and Smart Paani for managing these stations.

Remember: Drink BEFORE you’re thirsty.

Stay Frosty.

#kora19 Announces Partnership With VNY2020

The Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge team is happy announce that Kora 2019 is supporting the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign by providing exposure domestically and internationally. The mass ride provides an opportunity to spread word of the campaign through its website, social media handles and its physical interactions with participants.

With this partnership, all jersey for kora19 will carry the #VNY2020 message as well as the new Nepal branding.

We hope the entire cycling community supports the campaign to make it a grand success. Your support in spreading this information through social media, photos and/or announcements will be highly appreciated

#kora19 | THE CAUSE

In line with last year’s workings, Kathmandu Kora made a call for proposals this year as well. Various proposal flooded in, spanning causes related to health, education, reconstruction, promotion of cycling and youth training. After a rigorous selection process, we have decided to support the following cause.

RIDE AGAINST CANCER

Target: Rs. 6,00,000

Richa Bajimaya Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organisation that engages itself in cancer prevention, screening and awareness, school health, cancer advocacy/training and engages in cancer support groups. They envision a Cancer Fear Free society and regularly conduct various activities to spread awareness and screen for breast and cervical cancer. To this end, they have conducted over 20 breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening camps in and around Kathmandu Valley within the last 4 years through their own fundraising initiatives.

More info at : https://richafoundation.org.np/
https://www.facebook.com/richafoundation/?ref=br_rs

This year’s fund will go towards 10 screening camps over the period of one year, screening at least 100 participants per camp. These camps aim at sensitizing the public to the issues of breast and cervical cancer while also empowering women to look after their own health. 

The results of screening can help detect cancer at the early stages itself, leading to the prevention of avoidable deaths in Nepalese women as a result of breast and cervical cancer. There is strong evidence that screening can reduce deaths from cervical cancer by 80% or more among screened women. Even a single screening between the ages of 30 and 40 can reduce a woman’s lifetime risk of cervical cancer by 25% to 36%. However, in Nepal, cervical and breast cancer usually presents in the late stages and hence, indicating the dire need for effective screening programs.

Given the sociocultural and economic context of Nepalese societies, it becomes imperative that a comfortable setting is made available to the women in communities around the country by mobilizing the community members who can motivate them to participate in awareness and screening process. Furthermore, given such immense significance of early detection of cancer in reducing cancer mortality and creating a cancer fear-free society, screening programs seem to be an essential aspect of effective public health programs in the nation.

While their exact locations have not been fixed at this point in time, these screening will happen in underprivileged communities in and around the Kathmandu Valley, as statistics show that around 40-50% of women even within the valley are either unaware of such screening mechanisms or hesitant to seek such facilities due to the stigma attached to cancer. 

Even a donation of just Rs. 500 can go a long way towards saving the life of a single woman under this program. 

So how many lives are you willing to save?