Participating in Branches of Hope (formerly VSCL) fundraising events has been incredibly rewarding. My first experience was the Band of Riders Bike-a-Thon in Taiwan, April 2017, that brought together 16 riders of all levels who wanted to make a difference for those in need. The ride was a multi-faceted challenge where we had to push ourselves physically and mentally across the four day 420km distance while also raising awareness and financial support to bring hope for the thousands of refugees and asylum seekers living in Hong Kong. I was humbled to be a part of this cause and to be among this community of people who had such huge hearts.