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

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news