The 2018 KORA Cycling Challenge was held in Kathmandu on Saturday 21st July. It was an outstanding success with over 2000 riders participating. The Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge is the biggest cycling event in Nepal, with over 2000 registrants and an online reach of close to half a million.
Survivors Nepal was very pleased to have a team of 50+ riders who completed the various routes. Survivors has one of the three causes to benefit from this year’s Challenge, with all money raised going to the Thokarpa Village roofing project. This is an incentive driven rebuilding scheme which will provide a cash incentive for 50 earthquake resistant government compliant houses in Thokarpa VDC, Ward 1, in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk. In this scheme, the houses that are compliant receive a flat incentive of NRs. 12,000/- to buy colour coded corrugated zinc sheets for roofing of their rebuilt houses.
Riders reportedly enjoyed the track, met many new friends, assisted and encouraged each other through the difficult climbs, helped fix bikes that had punctures or broken chains and generally had a great time. Lunch at Boudha, in the courtyard of the Samata School was a relaxed affair with local food and drinks on sale.Survivors was able to raise more than NRs. 30,000. Survivors Nepal would like to thank all those who participated, supported us or who bought one of our great riding jerseys.