Quenton’s cycling the length of NZ for JMB


3,000 kms for 30 bucks

Quenton Oates hit the bike trail on Sunday 21st February and he’s on a long, tough road. Starting off at Cape Reinga at the far north tip of New Zealand, Quenton will cover an incredible 3,000 kms, finishing up at the The Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. It’s a massive challenge and we’re thrilled to say he’s taking it on in support of the JMB Foundation.

Quenton’s doing well with fundraising so far – he’s well over half way to making his target of $5,000.  Can you chip in $1 for every kilometre he’s riding, and help him to make it all the way?  It’s easy to do. Just go to Quenton’s fundraising page – http://cycle.gofundraise.com.au/page/OatesQ – and you can donate online.

The Tour Aotearoa 2016 is a length-of-New Zealand mountain bike ride over 15 to 30 days, and participants must do it all on their own. They have to carry all their own gear and they’re not allowed to have any outside support. They can ride for up to 18 hours a day along a defined course, every part of which they must cover. Every rider will carry a tracking device to ensure all the rules are followed. Quenton started preparing for this gruelling ride last September and he’s well on the way now.  He’s keen to raise funds for JMB and he’s looking for your support, but he’s not asking a lot – just one cent for every kilometre he’s riding. That’s only $30 and we reckon that’s pretty good mileage.

Quenton Oates has been preparing for this challenge for months.

The route from Cape Reinga to The Bluff.

All the essentials for the journey.

Training with a mate prior to setting off on the 3,000 km challenge.