TEN LlanBikeFest supporters have just got back from a 1,000 mile trail bike tour of North Vietnam, where we helped some of the country’s poorest schools with donations of cash, footballs, pens, pencils and sweets. The boarding primary schools are in remote mountain areas, providing much-needed education for some of Vietnam’s 64 ethnic minorities.

LlanBikeFest co-organiser John Hutchinson said: “Visiting the schools was one of the highlights of an amazing trip. The kids and their teachers were brilliant and incredibly grateful for our support.

“Vietnam may be poor – but it is one of the friendliest places on earth.”

LlanBikeFest supporters at one of North Vietnam’s highest passes, near the Chinese border.

The kids we helped are some of the poorest in Vietnam. Mark ‘Sid’ Sidelmann donated blow up footballs, which went down a storm!