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Myanmar Challengers Return!

28/02/2017

Seventeen weary cyclists have just returned from a twelve day cycling challenge in Myanmar raising funds for cardiac services at Epworth.

The itinerary included cycling 310km on undulating roads and tracks from Mandalay, up Mt Popa and through to Bagan in 35 degree heat. Highlights included a picnic lunch in the gardens of a monastery, boat ride down the Irrawaddy River and several magnificent sunsets over the dry season horizon.

Participants ranged in age from 31 to 78 and included five former cardiac patients, HeartSmart coordinator Nanci Thurston and cardiologist Rob Gelder.

To hear more about their trip check out the daily blog posts.

This is just one of the challenges that the Epworth Medical Foundation organises each year in support of equipment, education and research at Epworth.

For further information on any of our other upcoming challenges, please visit our Charity Challenges page.

Many thanks for all those who supported the troupe to help raise $50,000 for cardiac services at Epworth.

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