JEREMY AND ERIC RIDE 
TOUR AOTEAROA*

*on Raleigh 20s.
A Raleigh Rally, if you will.

because why wouldn't you? New Zealand is so little and Raleigh 20's are known for their all terrain capability, their craftsmanship and their copious amount of luggage carrying capacity ..

 

ABOUT US

We’re two friends who have worked together and ridden mountain bikes together for a number of years.

Without any particular experience in endurance events or very much forethought, with a relaxed training regime and a lot of optimism, we’re riding the Tour Aotearoa on our Raleigh 20 bicycles.
But aren’t they kids bikes, you ask? Well, umm .. who knows, really.

​Starting at Cape Reinga at 7am on 17 Feb, we aim to make our way 3000km all the way south to Bluff without breaking down emotionally, physically, or mechanically. 

 

We’re raising money for Christchurch City Mission, a charity that does incredible work for underprivileged people in Christchurch. If you’d like to support us and make our insanity worthwhile, please give generously to City Mission here.

Thanks to those who have helped make this possible- our families for tolerating our silliness, Bevan at Frontal Lobe for helping with set up, our employers for allowing us time off but who probably won’t miss us, and you, for reading this blog.

 
 
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Eggs Benedict

DAY 3 It's a big deal. We finally got our first eggs benedict! We woke before 6 and as we wandered down from our bandstand-come-sleeping...

A day of multifaceted experiences

DAY 2 What a day! We had heat, we had headwinds, cross winds and tailwinds, we had magnificent (and hilly) riding through forested gravel...

An Auspicious Beginning

DAY 1 Any hour of the morning with a number less than 6 is night time. Yesterday morning we arrived at the airport during the night. This...

Story time: a cautionary tale

PREFACE: Jeremy and I have raced our Raleigh 20’s at the McLeans 6-hour Mountain Bike Race a number of times now and one of those years,...

What is this Tour Aotearoa you speak of?

The Tour Aotearoa is a 3000km bike packing journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff. It uses cycle trails, tracks and back country roads to make...

The Bikes

Yes, we’ve read all of the bike touring blogs and all of the advice on the best bike to use for long-distance, off-road touring. And no,...

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