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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Join the Bike Ride!

Joining us on the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride is easy!
You don't have to be an expert cyclist as there are six different grades to suit all levels of experience. If you can't ride and still want to be part of the event, you can join the ride as support crew or a driver.

Rider Registration  Support Crew Registration

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 $1,600,000 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.

View all our Sponsors here

Another Successful Charity Bike Ride....

The 2017 ride is now over and registrations for the 2018 ride will open here August 31st 2017. Almost $150,000 was raised by this years ride bringing the total raised to a whopping $1,600,000!!!

The $145,000 to $150,000 raised will be distributed in the first week of April to Hospice South Canterbury, Riding for the Disabled SC, Parkinsons SC, Plunket, the YMCA, HeartKids SC, Family Works SC and Seniorcare Geraldine.
Read about this years efforts on Stuff

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

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Register for the 2017 ride

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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.