The Charity Bike Ride

The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride covers 365km's of spectacular South Island countryside. Our next ride will be held over the 23rd, 24th & 25th of February 2017. The principle aim of the ride is to add to the $1,000,000 the ride has already raised for local South Canterbury Charities

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Our Charities for 2016

Benefactors of the 2016 Charity Ride;
Hospice SC, Family Works SC, St Vincent de Paul, YMCA SC, Cystic Fibrosis SC, Alzheimers SC

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The Bike Ride Sponsors

The generosity of the business's and individuals who get behind our fundraising efforts is amazing. To date we have raised over $1,000,000 for local charities and it's mostly down to those who support us year in year out. Please support the ride's sponsors whenever you can.

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Charity Bike Ride 2017..

The Charity Bike Ride is an annual three day event held every February and is the only one of its kind in New Zealand. Cyclists from all over New Zealand and as far afield as Australia participate in the Ride and along the way will enjoy three days of fun and friendship as well as some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. (See a Google Map)

The Cyclists travel from Timaru to Kurow via Waimate, Waihaorunga and Ikawai where they stay overnight at various locations around Kurow.

At the crack of dawn, the cyclists tackle the Otematata Saddle to Omarama and on to Twizel for lunch. The next leg of the journey provides some spectacular scenery as the cyclists ride from Twizel, past Lake Pukaki and the Tekapo B Power Station and onto to the Army Barracks at Tekapo for the night.

The final leg of the journey has cyclists riding from Tekapo through Fairlie and on to Cave for lunch. With the excitement evident, it is the last leg of the journey through Pleasant Point and into Timaru finishing at the SBS Events Centre in Morgans Road. The 369km journey is complete and cyclists will unwind at the Charity Dinner held at the Phar Lap Raceway at 6pm.

From Humble Beginnings..

The first Central South Island Charity Bike Ride was held in 2005 with the aim of raising funds for local charities. $27,000 was raised on the inaugural ride and we have held a ride annually since then, raising a whopping total of $1,000,000 for local South Canterbury Charities.

The Ride's Key Objectives:

  • Raise money for small local charities/groups
  • Motivate participation & increase personal health & fitness
  • Raise awareness of the existence of local support & service groups
  • Develop attitudinal changes in relation to people with disabilities

Keep Up To Date

As well as posting updates on facebook Chris will add updates and info to Chris's pages as often as possible. If you have any news that would interest other riders please contact Chris here

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Support the ride sponsors

Sponsors play a major role in any community event. Over the last 9 years the generosity of New Zealand & Australian businesses and individuals have supported the Charity Bike Ride to the tune of $1,000,000.00! Please view our Sponsors & support these businesses when you can.