Lingnan University graduate Lau Sui-lung started cycling from Guzhang county of Hunan province in Mainland China in mid-September to raise funds for five rural primary schools there to build libraries.
Lung, a philosophy graduate, is interested to know why Tibetans are so devoted to their beliefs. He decided to quit his marketing job and cycled to Tibet to experience life there and find the answer. Lung contacted the charitable body Reading Dreams Foundation, which agreed quickly to co-organise the event for fund-raising. The cycling initiative is also supported by the Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan University.
Lung will use the Sichuan Tibet line and climb 14 mountains with an altitude of over 4,000 metres above sea level. The 3,000-kilometre trip will take about 35 days and end in Lhasa of Tibet. For latest updates, please browse Lung’s blog at http://ride2014.blogspot.hk and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/suilunglau. Lung hopes to raise at least $200,000 and the donation form can be downloaded from Reading Dreams Foundation’s website at http://www.readingdreams.org.hk.