THE FOUNDING OF NCRR
On the 25th April 2015 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, which had many powerful aftershocks for days after. When the earthquake hit, a group of cyclists were out training for the upcoming National Championship mountain bike race in Chobar (approximately 10km north of Kathmandu).
The initial shock, of course, stunned the team. However, within moments screams for help could be heard and the team rushed to the aid of those in need. They furiously dug out a woman and child buried alive using their bare hands, and, as local people shouted for them to stay clear of the dangerous area, the team continued on until the woman and child were out and medically assessed. This story was captured by IBN Live and soon went viral on social media. As a result, donations came flooding in to assist with NCRR’s pledge to continue with their rescue and aid efforts.
Those affected by the earthquake, even though uninjured, were simply paralyzed with fear. The NCRR team knew that with their connections though racing, cycling, guiding and tour companies they would be able to organize a relief effort for those not receiving aid. This would not only reach the immediate area but also the farthest villages affected by the earthquake.
This is how NCRR was born.