Cycling over 200km across two days sounds like a mighty challenge, for sure. But cycling over 200km across two days as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer is a mighty rewarding experience.
The whole idea of this epic event is to get bums on bikes and out raising much-needed funds for Cancer Society Auckland, which uses the funding for ground-breaking work undertaken by the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is exactly that – an event that gets us to the cancer finishing line faster and sooner, so we can put an end to this insidious disease once and for all.
So aside from plenty of kilometres in the saddle, what happens during the Ride to Conquer Cancer?
It all starts with a moving Opening Ceremony to remember those lost to cancer, to honour those continuing the fight, and to remind us why we’re about to do what we’ve planned to do. After an energising send-off we ride out of Auckland and follow a remarkable winding route through some of New Zealand (and the world’s) most beautiful scenery.
Lining the route every 25-30 kilometres are fully-stocked Pit Stops with all the snacks and hydration needed to keep going. Rolling into Camp on Day One is time to enjoy a hot shower, a well-deserved massage and meal before winding down with an evening of entertainment and socialising. The following morning bikes roll out to continue the incredible journey before crossing the finish line and into the full-party atmosphere that celebrates everything you’ve achieved and everything we’re all working towards.
Looking for a reason to get fit? Keen to do something with a bunch of mates? Motivated by a family member or friend who has battled cancer? The Ride to Conquer Cancer might well be the answer… Enjoy!
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