The Charity Bike Ride

The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride covers almost 400km's of spectacular South Island countryside. The ride will be held over the 20th, 21st & 22nd of February 2014. The principle aim of the ride is to add to the $800,000 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

Our Charities for 2014

Benefactors of the 2014 Charity Ride;
Hospice SC, Bellyful Temuka, Presbyterian Support SC/Family Works, Riding for the Disabled, adg 101, South Canterbury @ Heart, HE MANU HOU, 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 $800,000 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

2014 Registrations Closed

register-todayPlaces on the 2014 "Million $$ Ride" were filled on the first day. Registrations for the 2014 Ride are now closed. Registrations for the 2015 Ride will open here on August 31, 2014


TARGET: $140,000




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Welcome to the Ride


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 $980,000.00 for local South Canterbury Charities.

The Ride's Key Objectives are:

  • 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

About the Ride


What We Do & Where We Go..

The Charity Bike Ride is a three day event and is being held over the 19th, 20th
and 21st of February 2015 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)

Day 1: The Cyclists travel from Timaru to Kurow via Waimate, Waihaorunga and Ikawai where they stay overnight at various locations around Kurow.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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

Fundraising Progress

980Of course the main aim of the ride is to raise funds for local South Canterbury charities.
The bulk of this money comes from riders obtaining sponsorship for their efforts. A huge variety of fundraising activities such as barbeques, cycleathons, firewood etc. are carried out by the riders leading up to the start of the ride. If you see any of these activities going on round the district please give what you can, it all goes to very good causes.
A rundown of fundraisers the 2013 riders are undertaking can be found here Please support them!

If you can't participate in the ride, but would still like to make a donation or are a business who would like to get involved and sponsor a rider, please contact Sharyn by email. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by all those supported by the chosen charities.


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

The Ride Newsletter

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Register for the 2014 ride

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Support the ride sponsors

Sponsors play a significant role in any community event. Over the last 8 years the generosity of New Zealand & Australian businesses and individuals have supported the Charity Bike Ride to the tune of $800,000.00! Please view our Sponsors & support these businesses when you can.