Two English teachers were set to complete an epic charity cycle
through South Korea on Thursday.
Cristina Yim and James Foster have biked through floods and torrential rain to raise money for North Korean children.
The English teachers were set to finish their near 1,000 kilometer charity cycle in aid of Love North Korean Children at Busan’s Haeundae Beach.
The U.K.-registered charity runs bakeries in North Korea, delivering flour and employing staff in the country’s Rajin-Seonbong area. It costs up to $8,000 a month to run each bakery, which can produce bread for up to 10,000 people.
Yim, who lives in Byeongjeom, and Foster, who teaches at a hagwon in Ilsan, decided to organize the charity bikeathon after meeting on a trip with Seoul Hiking Group.
Yim said: “We chose this charity because we are living in South Korea and it is a South Korean bikeathon. This is a fantastic cause that has always been important to me.