Press Conference | 12.07.17 – Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge 2017

The Press Conference for the Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge 2017, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Kathmandu, will be held at the Cycle Restro in Jamal, Kathmandu on the 12th July, Wednesday at 17:00hrs.

At the Press Conference, the invited media will be appraised about the event, its history, the Bungamati Trails Initiative which is the cause this year, and what will be done with the funds collected. There will also be a briefing highlighting the route, safety on the trail, and how the organisers and supporters foresee the future of this event Рthe biggest cycling event in Nepal.

The Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge started in 2011 with a mere 35 riders and now brings together over 2000 riders every year to ride loops (kora) of Kathmandu valley that is 50kms, 75kms and 100kms, as a personal riding challenge and to raise Rs. 100 for each kilometer cycled. Over the years, the event has raised and invested over 45 lakhs in upgrading health facilities, building new ones and in education.

This year, it aims to another first – helping the Bungamati Trails Initiative – a community led effort to bring cycling tourism into Bungamati and Khokana, to help reconstruction efforts and rebuilding with pride. When successful, this will be the first ever effort in Nepal to professionally organise and manage a cycling destination and will serve as an example for other similar destinations.

The event is organised by socialtours and co-organsied by Cycle City Network Nepal and supported by a host of private and public organisations and individuals.

For further information, please contact ride@kathmandukora.net or call 4412508.