Rowans Ride for Diabetes
By designerwebsites - Friday 10th February 2023
Opunake Lions Club member Rowan Huckstep will be biking from Cape Reinga to Bluff and thought he’d take the opportunity to raise some funds for Diabetes. The ride is 3000 kilometres. It is a Brevet ride which means he must carry all his equipment with him. It is organised through the Kennet Brothers, but the riders ride independently and unassisted. The ride is one third gravel road, one third tar seal and one third dirt/mountain bike tracks. He will be riding a hardtail mountain bike. http://www.touraotearoa.nz/p/group-ride.html
He leaves Cape Reinga on Wednesday 15th February 2023 at 7.00am.
We would love Lions Clubs throughout New Zealand to get involved and follow and support Rowan as he makes his way down the country.
We will set up a Givealittle page - Proceeds will go to otago.ac.nz/diabetes for research. Link will be on the face-book page for Rowans Ride
He will be wearing a tracker so that people are able to follow his progress live. This will give clubs in the area the chance to be “Trail Angels” (people who meet riders on route and offer them food and water). It could also be an opportunity for clubs with cyclists to jump in with him and do a few kilometres for publicity options. Perhaps Clubs could run a sweepstake to guess how long it is going to take from one point to another or what time he is going to finish.
Rowan will be running a Facebook/Instagram page that he will post on everyday including live videos as he goes.
Follow this link to find it https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087994651531 Or search Rowan’s Ride on Facebook.
We are looking for support from all Clubs in New Zealand.
Please do not hesitate to contact for any further information. 0274989256 Sue Huckstep
202D GST Coordinator