Joe's Garage 'Sound to Sound' Cycle Challenge in support of Life Education Trust

$13,740 donated
Given by 127 generous donors in around 3 months

To date Joes Charity Riders have raised around $350,000. This money has helped The Life Education Trust and Mental Health.


This will be the Joe's Garage Charity Cycle Riders fourth cycle challenge to raise funds for a very worthy cause. After a break of three years including COVID 19, Joe's riders are very pleased to announce that we will be on our way again on the 13 March 2021. Starting from the Marlborough Sound (Picton) all the way to Milford Sound in aid of the Life Education Trust. Approximately 25 riders will ride close to 1400 KMs over 11 days , ascend nearly 12,000 metres on a route that will pass through Nelson, Greymouth, Arthur's Pass to Methven and Fairlie. We will then ride through the McKenzie Basin and over the Lindis Pass to Wanaka before arriving at Queenstown, Te Anau and on to Milford Sound arriving 23 March.

On the way south we will be hosted from time to time by local branches of the Life Education Trust. Every year Life Education supports kiwi kids to address many challenges facing children today such as obesity, substance use, mental health and well-being and bullying. Behaviours developed during childhood and adolescence are predictors of adult behaviours, so Life Education helps children learn about healthy eating being their 'good friend', good and bad substances and how their body works. Life Education Trust employs registered teachers who work in partnership with schools to meet the individual learning needs of children. Life Education Trust's very recognisable Harold the Giraffe visits many classrooms each year. Harold is a Giraffe because: giraffes stand tall (encouraging children to look up to their potential) and no two have the same spots (we're all different).

About us

We are a group of like minded folk passionate about making a difference to the people of Taranaki and the communities of New Zealand by doing what we love, riding our bikes. In doing so, we raise the profile of our chosen charity.

Use of funds

Funds will be distributed to all the regional Life Education Trust for front line education programmes.

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Latest update

Joes Garage Charity Cycle Riders   20 September 2021

On behalf of Joes Garage Charity Cycle Riders it gives me great pleasure to post this final update on our South Island Sound2Sound Charity cycle ride 13-23 March 2021.

Joes Garage Charity Riders are very thankful to all our donors and can announce that the sum raised for the ride through this Givealittle page was $15000. This amount had a significant impact on the final figure raised. All monies raised benefited our chosen charity Life Education Trust.

Once again thank you for your kind donation, support, comments and time.

Kind regards

Murray Williams

Joes Cycle Charity Riders

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Latest donations

Garry on 03 Apr 2021
Well done Sharn and Anthony. Proud Uncle Garry
Russell on 03 Apr 2021
Great ride Nick and team - tremendous effort!
carol on 01 Apr 2021
Well done Scott and team.
Mike on 30 Mar 2021
Well done, looking much better after your rest Jason
Taranaki Cycle Riders Charity Trust

Thanks Mike for your kind donation and support. It is much appreciated Joes Garage Charity Riders

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Sarah on 29 Mar 2021
Well done on your ride and AMAZING fundraising effort!
Taranaki Cycle Riders Charity Trust

Thanks Sarah for your kind donation and support. It is very much appreciated Joes Garage Charity Riders

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This campaign started on 27 Dec 2020 and ended on 3 Apr 2021.