'Saddle Sore 1600' - For Aran Animal Rescue (SS1600)

$2,018 of $1,600 goal
Given by 43 generous donors in 8 weeks

I'm going to attempt a 'Saddle Sore 1600' - a long distance motorcycle ride, of a minimum of 1600km, all within 24 hours. - It's not a race.


Now planned for Monday, 6th March...

I'm going to attempt a 'Saddle Sore 1600' - a long distance motorcycle ride, of a minimum of 1600km, all within 24 hours. - It's not a race.


This type of event is recognised internationally as a long distance endurance motorcycle ride, with certification provided through the 'Iron Butt Association'. Participants need to follow certain rules to achieve their award.

It's a test of mental and physical endurance. I'm aiming to ride in Mid-Late Feb, 2017, during a weekday, weather dependant. I'm aiming to raise $1 per km of riding for Aran Animal Rescue.



Garmin has shown this to be 1628km in total, with 20:30 travelling, total elapsed time 23:10hrs.

Dept 3:30am, Arr 2:40am

Chris Wiltshire's involvement (page creator)

I will be one of two riders attempting this ride together.

I'm keen to do this both for my own personal achievement and as a fundraiser for Aran Animal Rescue. ~ They do wonderful work saving the lives of dogs who are on death row at animal shelters around NZ; often through no fault of their own.

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We’re at it again.   8 February 2018

Hi. We’re at it again, fundraising for Aran this year, in 16 days we’ll be riding 2,414kms in 36hours.

You’re being sent this email as you were generous enough to support us last year and I’m hopeful that you might back us on our ride again this year.

The new fundraising page for 2018’s effort is here: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/bun-burner-for-aran-animal-rescue

Last year we raised $2100 for Aran, my target this year is $2,414 ($1/km again) and I’ve got a fair way to go; we’re at just over $400 currently.

If you can spare a few more dollars this year for Aran then please take a look at the info on the page - it’s quite a different ride this time. :)

Thanks again, regards,


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Guest Donor on 06 Mar 2017
Fantastic work Chris 😊
Nick on 06 Mar 2017
Good luck Chris!!
Andrew on 06 Mar 2017
You can do it!!
Ange on 06 Mar 2017
Hope the weather stays dry and the crazy car drivers don't cause you too much stress.
Patricia on 05 Mar 2017
Well done" What a huge ride and commitment for a wonderful cause
Chris Wiltshire

Hi there. Thank you so much for your support! :) be sure to visit our Facebook event page for updates through the day. :) links for this are on the givealittle page. Thank you!

Chris Wiltshire

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This campaign started on 16 Jan 2017 and ended on 13 Mar 2017.