ach year we have heaps of riders ask if they can use the event to raise funds for charity. We’re excited to announce that we’ve now adopted a multi-charity approach and have teamed up with Grassrootz so you can raise funds for your favourite charity. 

We’re also thrilled to announce Gut Cancer Foundation as our Champion Charity for this year’s event. If you don’t have a charity of choice you can help Gut Cancer Foundation by setting up an online fundraising page or donating when you enter. They would love your support.

Gut Cancer Foundation

Over 5400 New Zealanders are diagnosed with a gut cancer or cancer of the digestive system every year. Sadly, the survival rates for this group of cancers are particularly low with over 50% of those diagnosed not surviving beyond 5 years. More people die of a gut cancer each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Your donation will fund life-saving research, education and awareness programs to help improve outcomes for those diagnosed with or at risk from gut cancers.