Caroline & Paul Broekman


We blame Sheena! She knew her little question slipped into last year’s Christmas card ‘Do you fancy a bike ride in Vietnam / Cambodia in 2017?’ would spark the interest! We’ve known Sheena since before our eldest children were born, having met at National Childbirth Trust classes in 1991, and once we knew more about the challenge and the cause we were both hooked on the idea.

Fitting the in the training and fundraising has been a challenge for both of us alongside our full-time jobs and musical commitments but one that’s been made easier given the great friendships that have developed from meeting our fellow team members. We used our Summer holiday to get in a weeks cycle training from Porto to Lisbon, a great holiday and one we wouldn’t have even considered had we not had this challenge in mind.

We are thoroughly looking forward to the business end of this journey where hopefully all the training and effort will come together. However with Christmas cards likely to be falling on doormats within a few weeks of our return we are slightly nervous of what Sheena’s will say!