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Paul bikes to Bluff

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Bryan Prestidge for Paul Glass


$2,500 of $7,300 goal
Given by 25 generous donors in around 5 months
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Paul Glass is blind and needs your help to achieve his goal of riding the 3000km Tour Aotearoa from Cape Reinga to Bluff

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Paul Glass is entered for Tour Aotearoa, starting on the 17th February 2020. Tour Aotearoa is a 3000km self-supported bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Paul is blind and will be riding his tandem bicycle with Russell Shanks. Paul has the physical and mental toughness required to become (what we believe is) the first blind person to ride Tour Aotearoa. Paul is 63 and has been fully blind for 6 years.

Paul is now a beneficiary as a result of his blindness and he needs your financial help to assist him with the costs of this challenge - training expenses for overnight trips before the event, some items of gear still required, travel expenses from Timaru to Cape Reinga, food and accommodation costs for approx 4 weeks of riding, the four ferry trips necessary and running repairs on his bicycle during the ride.

Paul is well supported in this challenge. His regular pilot is Russell Shanks, a leading finisher in the 2016 Tour Aotearoa and 2018 Tour Divide. Reserve pilot is Bryan Prestidge, also a TA finisher in 2016.

Since starting riding with Russell three years ago, Paul has progressed from 10km rides to 200km in a day, with multi-day rides and camping out, to experience the practicalities of tenting as a blind person

Bryan Prestidge's involvement (page creator)

I am a Blind Foundation volunteer and ride with Paul on his tandem bicycle. I am also helping Paul fund raise to enable him to achieve his goal of riding the length of New Zealand

Use of funds

A - Purchase of clothing & equipment required plus training expenses ($1,685) : B - travel and ride expenses($5,250) and C- Givealittle expenses ($365). Surplus money will be donated to the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs


Latest donations

Geoff and Maureen
Geoff and Maureen on 09 Mar 2020
How on earth did you get over the Arataki swingbridge? We can't believe what you have just done, what an amazing achievement!!!!!!!
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Ingrid
Ingrid on 29 Feb 2020
Rock on boys.
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Alison
Alison on 22 Feb 2020
With you all the way, Paul and Russell.
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 14 Feb 2020
$50
don
don on 11 Jan 2020
Enjoy the ride Russell and Paul
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Who's involved?

Bryan Prestidge's avatar
Created by Bryan Prestidge
Paul  Glass's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Paul Glass

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