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Volunteer Opportunity

TOUR DE BANGLADESH (SEP 2021)

YOUR BANGLADESH CYCLING ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

Cycle on some of the most beautiful routes in the world while you soak in the culture, food and the amazing people.


Start your ride from the historic city of Rajshahi, and along the north bank of the Padma River, near the Bangladesh-India border, through to Bogra and Tangail on to the capital city of Dhaka.

Continuing on to Sreemangal riding through the trails inside the tea gardens and finally finishing at Sylhet.

KEY INFORMATION:

  • Registration Fee: £500 – This includes all costs within Bangladesh (hotels, food, accommodation and airport transfers).
  • Fundraising Target: £1,500 – This is in aid for our #ChildrenOfTheWorld Campaign.

THE CAUSE


Working in some of the harshest environments you can imagine, we have been able to rescue thousands of children from the street where abuse and exploitation was all they have known. We understand that every country and community is different and our projects are designed to synchronise with the society norms, culture and government policies.

In Bangladesh, we have been rescuing street children since 2014. We have a permanent transitional shelter in Dhaka and also have regular Schools under the Sky in busy ferry terminals like Sadarghat which are informal schools aiming to give street children a basic education.

In Pakistan, we are supporting children who are involved in child labour in Peshawar and brothel children in Lahore. Our social mobilisers encourage them to join our informal education centres where we ensure their education and psychosocial well being.

Frequently Asked Questions


You must be a good cyclist with a good level of fitness. Anyone interested in experiencing the impact of Muslim Charity’s work in Bangladesh and wishing to explore the beauty, sights and sounds of this wonderful country. Participants must be 18 years or older before the date of departure and be of good health to travel.

The fee for travelling on the tour is £500 per person. This amount will cover all transport, hotel, food, internal flights and accommodation costs whilst in Bangladesh and it is based on 2 persons sharing one room. This fee does not include the Sylhet to Dhaka internal flight at the end of the tour.

At the time of publishing the tickets from UK to Sylhet Bangladesh are as follows.

UK – Dhaka = £450
Sylhet to Dhaka = £50

Total International Flights – £500

Remember you can pay your tour fees in 2 instalments. All final payments must be made 4 weeks before travel.

You will need to raise a minimum of £1,500 which will go towards our homes for street children project.

You will need to raise at least 80% of the total 4 weeks before departure.

You will need a road bike for this challenge. If you do not have one, please speak to us as we may be able to loan you a bike for this challenge.

You will need to purchase or hire a bike box. These can be hired for approx. £100 for the journey or purchased for £300. Alternatively, you can take your bike in a cardboard box which if you ask nicely you will find near the recycle bins at Halfords. However, we do not recommend this method. Please remember Muslim Charity is not responsible for any loss, damage or theft of your cycle during transport or taking part in this challenge.

Please check as some airlines allow you to use your luggage allowance towards the weight of your cycle. At the time of writing Qatar and Emirates allow you to use your allowance towards your bike but please check before booking.

We will stay in comfortable 3-star hotels. These have been carefully selected for their service, comfort, and safety. All hotels have been vetted by our staff and evaluated by our volunteers on previous trips.

We will let you know the exact hotels when we release the final itinerary 4 weeks before travel.

You will have access to clean toilet facilities in hotels. However, when we travel these may not be very clean. You will need to be a little intrepid and adventurous and may have to go ‘where no man has gone before’.

In any case we will make regular stops on long journeys and prompt you to use the facilities where available.

Most of the break points are mosques on route so you can stop to offer prayers and use the facilities.

The total duration of the tour is 11 days so please bring with you enough clothing for that duration.

We recommend small luggage so it’s easy to transport as you will be living ‘out your suitcase’ as the tour is fast paced.

Suggested List:

Toiletries, Camera, 2 pin plug adapter, chargers, and sunglasses.

Muslim Charity has arrangements made only from 1st to 12th Sept 2021. Please make your own additional arrangements either before the tour or after.

Due to the nature of the tour we cannot let you break away from the itinerary.

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