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Doc Pioneers for M.E.

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Rose Camp for "M.E. Awareness NZ"

$21,701 donated
Given by 119 generous donors in around 4 months

The Pioneer Mountain Bike Race is a brutal challenge. So is living with M.E.

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M.E. (Myalgic Encaphalomyelitis) is a debilitating chronic multi-system disease that affects an estimated 20,000 New Zealanders. Severely. For more information visit

Richard Medlicott is a mountain bike ultra event-er who will be riding his second Pioneer race on the 1st - 6th December 2019. This grueling ride climbs 13,000 m in the southern alps of NZ, is 441 kms long and takes 6 days to ride. People travel from all around the world to push themselves to their absolute limits on The Pioneer MTB Race.

As a GP, Richard has recognised the lack of evidence based information readily available for doctors to support them in their care of patients with M.E. (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Tapanui Flu and ME/CFS).

Richard is asking his GP colleagues and other contacts to sponsor his bike ride to raise funds for M.E. Awareness NZ.

Funds raised will go to the development and promotion of evidence based educational opportunities for health practitioners. These education opportunities will enhance understanding of the emerging research evidence around diagnosis and management of M.E., as well as helping health professionals to connect their patients with support networks.

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The development and promotion of evidence based educational opportunities for New Zealand doctors - to enhance their understanding of the emerging research evidence around diagnosis and management of M.E.

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Day #1 of 6 Complete!  1 December 2019

Posted by: Rose Camp

Team 422 finished the Prologue route for the @ThePioneerNZ mountain bike ride today!

Dr Richard Medlicott and his riding partner, James Scharf Jr, are expending serious effort to fundraise for our GP education programme this week.

For those with ME/CFS, a mountain bike ride is not an activity option available to you. Know that these guys are doing this 6-day ride for you.

Follow the race and Richard's and James's progress on: and

For course details:

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #MEcfs #ChronicIllness #pwME #givealittle #ablebodiedalliesforME #MEawareness #millionsmissing #nzhealth #mtb #DocsRock

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Ben on 08 Dec 2019
Great cause Doc. And great Pioneer ride.
Alison on 04 Dec 2019
Hope you going well. Good luck - great cause.
Anna on 03 Dec 2019
Go Richard!
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Guest Donor on 02 Dec 2019
Island Bay Physio
Island Bay Physio on 28 Nov 2019
Well done Richard!

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