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Pedaling for Good

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Health category by Kirsten Malpas

$5,250 donated

Given by 71 generous donors in 11 weeks


Raising funds for the hospice will spur me on when the going gets tough and I feel like giving up

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I'm biking the Tour of Aotearoa which runs the length of NZ, leaving Cape Reinga early March and finishing (I hope!) at Bluff 26-30 days later; 3000 km all up. I'm doing it:

- to raise funds for Mary Potter Hospice who took such great, compassionate care for our Mum 2 years ago and a close friend this month

- because I can, and I have friends that would dearly love to do it too but can't for health reasons

Kirsten Malpas' involvement (page creator)

Mary Potter took the most amazing care of our Mum 2 years ago and continues to give care to anyone that needs it in Wellington. More recently, they took amazing care of a close friend and her family this Feb. SO very deserving and needed.

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Pulled the pin at Hokitika  28 March 2020

Posted by: Kirsten Malpas

Hi All

Thanks so much for donating to my page, together we've raised over $5000 for Mary Potter Hospice which has exceeded my expectations hugely! As most of you will already know, our plans were foiled with a certain virus forcing a national lockdown. This meant as we rolled into Hokitika, we found out our dream ride had to end in order for us to travel home before the lockdown. We will definitely return to complete it when we're safe to travel again, most likely next summer. In the meantime, here are some pics and stats to give you a taster.

- 20 days from Cape Reinga to Hokitika

- approx. 6-7 remaining to get to Bluff and complete

- 2239 km travelled

- 163 moving hours

- 13.2 km average speed (some big uphills and downhills)

- if we could have gone through to Bluff as planned, we were on track to complete in 26-27 days, under the 30 day target

If anyone else is contemplating doing the TA, I HIGHLY recommend it as the most satisfying and simple experience. Eat, bike, drink, eat, bike, drink, sleep, wash and repeat :-)

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  • Meagan

    Meagan on 03 Apr 2020


    Hey Kirsten! Terrific effort and such a worthy cause :) Meagan S


    • Kirsten Malpas

      Thanks so much Meagan!!

  • Philip

    Philip on 03 Apr 2020


    The judges have ruled that your effort was worthy of payment of the incentive!!!! Well done Kirsten. Love Sharon & Philip


    • Kirsten Malpas

      Thanks judges, especially for flexibility with your Ts and Cs 😍Nice to chat yesterday too!

  • Megan

    Megan on 26 Mar 2020


    Enormous effort my friend. What a shame it ended with Covid 19 but we know you'll finish it another time.


    • Kirsten Malpas

      Absolutely! You know me....gotta complete or I can't sleep 😝Very generous my friend, THANKS!

  • Susan

    Susan on 18 Mar 2020


    Great effort Kirsten, you're a superstar and such a good cause.


    • Kirsten Malpas

      Thanks so much Susan, that's really generous! Loving it 🚴‍♀️x

  • Margaruite Linda

    Margaruite Linda on 15 Mar 2020


    Keep pedaling your Mum would be thrilled Linda travis


    • Kirsten Malpas

      Thanks so much Linda. That's very kind of you. Half way and loving it! 🚴‍♀️😍

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