The boys make it to the edge of Halong City. Train had taken them as far as Hanoi (James bought the wrong tickets) and they rode the rest. Producer, at this point, steps in with the bad news they haven’t finished yet.
With a budget of, well, a handful of Vietnamese Dong, the boys went in search of their steeds. Richard ended up on a Russian-built Minsk, James on a Honda Cub, and Jezza - because he has no idea about anything with less than four wheels - a green scooter.
Setting off. The boys’ challenge (as it said on the note) was ‘You will attempt to achieve in eight days what the Americans failed to achieve in 10 years. You will ride from here in Saigon to Halong City near the Chinese border which is 1,000 miles away…’