I am not an experienced cyclist although I have good general fitness. It all started when I purchased a new bicycle in July this year to ride to work. After the first day of riding around Phnom Penh with Social Cycles, I was hooked.
I loved the long days cycling through villages off-road greeted by local villages and children waving, with big smiles yelling out ‘hello’. The tour was action packed. The visit to the killing fields was emotional and enabled a greater understanding of the impact of the Khmer Rouge on Cambodian people today. Meeting with NGOs provided a greater understanding of the type of assistance provided to the Cambodian people. Some of these are very basic needs – such as access to clean water, an operating toilet, transport to school and education. Travelling is a learning experience. It provides us with a greater appreciation of what we take for granted everyday.