This bike ride goes from the top of New Zealand right down to the bottom. It’s 3000 kilometres from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Abletech are proud to sponsor Marcus Baguley and Carl Penwarden who have committed to cycling (bikepacking) the route in February 2018.
Image cred: Tour Aotearoa
Bikes have been upgraded, camping gear purchased and fitness rides are underway.
Team Abletech: Marcus and Carl in Cuba Street. Image cred: Jordan Carter
Tour Aotearoa isn’t a race, it’s a ride that follows a set course and must be completed between 10 and 30 days. It’s popular; hundreds of people have registered to do the 2018 ride.
As they ride, Marcus and Carl are raising money for the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the University of Auckland. The centre:
develops new, affordable anticancer drugs
supports the training of research students working on cancer
gains a better understanding of the disease
You’re invited to give whatever you can through their Team Abletech donation website.
Check out some of Team Abletech’s training rides and read more about their motivation
Read about another multi-day ride Marcus and Carl did in the South Island on the Old Ghost Road