He ara roa. He ora roa.
LWR TAKE TWO
With the decision to put the Long White Ride on pause until Feb 2021 due to covid-19 interruptions we are very excited, as a crew, to now be a short time from our departure, 1 February 2021
The LWR team have keep focused on the goal all year to set a world record for the fastest female to cycle the length of New Zealand solo
We are more motivated than ever for a record ride and to use the event to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.
Whilst a lot was done in 2020 despite the pause in proceedings to raise funds and awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand, and honor the memory of our great friend Brtt Mill who passed from bowel cancer in 2020, there is still so much that can be done. We hope that by taking on this challenge now we will be able to raise yet more funds and raise more awareness.
ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLIST
Starting 6am 1 February 2021 I will be cycling the length of New Zealand, solo, to set a world record for completing the 2100km journey in the fastest time. I will be raising funds and awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand (BCNZ) along the way. I hope that by setting a woman’s world record I can inspire other people to dream big but to also raise awareness for Bowel Cancer NZ
Over the years I’ve found that I mostly just love having adventures. I’m not as excited by a win or a podium as I am by the challenge of achieving something that is seemingly impossible, to challenge myself to do what most think is insurmountable and so my love of ultra-distance cycling has grown. I’ve had some great adventure, represented New Zealand, stood on my fair share of podiums and set a few records along the way, it’s been one awesome ride already.
I wanted to use my sport and the profile that a crazy adventure can create to help increase awareness for Bowel Cancer NZ A very good friend of mine Britt Mill was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in 2017 after 6 years of misdiagnosis and sadly passed away in 2020. I had my own scare in 2019 and this has spurred me to do all I can to improve awareness, increasing early diagnosis meaning nobody need to experience a terminal diagnosis like Britt, Bowel cancer, whilst being our 2nd largest cancer killer, is in most cases treatable assuming diagnosis happens early and increasing peoples awareness of the symptoms and encouraging them to get checked is my “why” for this world record attempt
.We hope you enjoy following our adventure and feel inspired to support Bowel Cancer New Zealand along the way.
We are a national patient and family-led charity aiming to reduce the impact of bowel cancer on the New Zealand community through awareness, education, support, research and promotion of access to appropriate screening and treatments. Through our work we aim to save lives from the second biggest cancer killer in New Zealand.