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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 This also site links through to the St John Ambulance donation page, any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated!


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