Operation Ride 2018
19 Day extreme cycle race from Bluff to Cape Rianga in Nov 2018 for wounded Injured Defence Force Personnel from NZ, Canada and Britain.Canterbury
A team of 4 New Zealand Injured Veterans will be racing from Bluff to Cape Rianga in Nov this year alongside injured veterans from Canada and Great Britain. The aim of this event is to physically and mentally push our bodies to help encourage awareness that no matter what the injury/illness/ailment etc, we can do anything we put our mind to. The event is being run by a group in Britain called Pilgrims Bandits, and they use extreme sports to help in the recovery of injured Veterans. This is an extreme event and our little NZDF team have decided we would like to pay it forward and use this event to help raise awareness of our wounded, injured, ill veterans and also hope to raise some money for a great new charity established for Ex serving NZ Defense Force personal. This charity is called SSAANZ (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen Association of New Zealand) and uses outdoor activities to help re-engage and reintegrate service personal.
The event will be conducted on specially made tandem cycles with 2 injured riders on a bike at one time. One cyclist rides with the hand cycle component (front of bike) and will be an Amputee or lower limb impaired and the other will ride the leg crank on the rear of the bike and will have either invisible injuries (PTSD) or injuries that are not amputation or lower limb impaired. We would love your support please for this major event and for this charity which supports our veterans.
Use of funds
Funds will be used to help provide discounted events such as Diving, fishing, hunting , horse trekking etc. If we raise enough money, a portion of the funds can then go towards future events like Op Ride - to help our Wounded, Injured Service Personnel.
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This page was created on 20 Jun 2018 and closed on 20 Jun 2019.