Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Fixie Fundriaser

Fixie Fundriaser

On January the 2nd Andy Bates and friend Chris Kemp are setting off from the top of the North Island, Cape Reinga on a cycle ride which will see them get to the bottom of New Zealand, Bluff to raise money for St John Ambulances. Andy and Chris intend on peddling the 2,000+km’s to Bluff in under 2 weeks.

This ride has been done before, however they thought they would make it more of a challenge and do the ride on a ‘Fixie’. A ‘Fixie’ is a bicycle with one fixed gear meaning they will have to keep peddling the whole time – up and down the hills.

Andy is a 26 year old from Surrey, England who has been living in New Zealand for just over a year. In February Andy cycled nearly 7000km around both the North and South Islands. Chris is a 23 year old Kiwi who has also done a lot of cycling overseas.

To help Andy and Chris achieve their goal of getting to Bluff within 2 weeks they have a friend signed up to feed them, take photos, update progress and be general support person along the way. Bike Barn and Pro Physio have been a huge support by providing bikes and equipment, muscle rubs and sunscreen products.

The ride progress can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-and-Chris-Fixie-Ride-Cape-Reinga-to-Bluff/110408135775045. This also site links through to the St John Ambulance donation page, any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated!

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Kakī: World’s Rarest Wading Bird Released In Mackenzie Basin

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add to the 60 released into the Tasman valley earlier this month, significantly boosting the wild population. More>>

ALSO:

IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland