Welcome to New Zealand and this challenge 

"kia uru mai ki Aotearoa me tenei wero"

Operation Ride New Zealand

21 days, 4 teams, 1521 miles
Covering 100 miles of challenging terrain per day
The first military initiative of its kind

Let's make history....

The Challenge

Working in conjunction with the New Zealand military, the intention is to stage a tandem bike bike race in late 2018.

The challenge ranges from the southern tip of New Zealand Motupohue Scenic Reserve in Bluff (the bottom of New Zealand's south island) to Cape Reinga (ultimate northern New Zealand) a distance of 1,521, miles or 2,500 km.

The race will cover around 100 miles a day and take 21 days including 2 days rest and 1 spare day for unexpected / unplanned events.

Those racing will be injured servicemen from 3 countries: The UK, Canada and New Zealand.

The injured personnel will be on the front of specially adapted tandem hand-cycles and will be supported by able bodied race team members on the rear of the tandems. the injured participants range from double amputee to a single leg amputee. Each team will consist of 5 (4 injured and 1 able bodied).

“If it doesn't challenge you,
it doesn't change you”.