KOTO Dream Ride is our annual fundraiser in Vietnam. Now in its 16th year, Dream Ride 2017 was held in Hanoi on the 25 November, and what a dream ride it was. Over 100 riders made their way along the55km route through villages and rice paddies, and arriving safely at the KOTO Training Centre for a well earned lunch.
This year for the first time Dream Ride was also proudly supported by riders across the globe with sponsors riding in Singapore, Melbourne, Adelaide and China. Together, with our 28 corporate partners and sponsors, we raised just over $14,000.
We appreciate the support and sponsorship of British International School, AIM Academy, United Nation International School of Hanoi, Crown Relocation, Raffles Medical, Dao’s Care, Alfresco, Peak Adventure, Suntory Pepsico, Viet Café, Navitas, Experian, Singapore International School, Future Tradition, Rice Kitchen, Le Cordon Bleu, EXO Travel, Ugether, Cousins, Hotel De l’opera, Movenpick Hotel Hanoi, Fermented, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, Hilton Garden Inc, Chapi Vietnam, Laguna Langco, Loughborough Grammar School, Naforimex, KOTO staff, volunteers, alumni and trainees.
The first rider to cross the finish line was Mr. Ed Gilbreath from UNIS, a new KOTO trainee was second, and our youngest rider was only 10 years old. The highest fundraiser, for the second year in a row was Ms. Cynthia Mann, and the biggest fundraising group was Peak Adventure. Our most royal rider is Mr. Daniel Hamer, who has participated in Dream Ride for 10 years.
We thank everyone for their efforts and tireless commitment making KOTO Dream Ride 2017 a most memorable event.