Platinum Sponsor-$Negotiable

Business Logo on the ride jersey, business logo and backlink on the Website Sponsors page. Also Naming Rights to one of the ride groups.

Gold Sponsor-$500

Business Name and/or Logo on the ride jersey, business logo and backlink on the Website Sponsors page.

Silver Sponsor-$300

Your business's Name on the ride jersey.
Your business's name and backlink on the Website Sponsors page.

Sponsorship Information

 

100%
of all donations and sponsorship
goes directly to the charities!

 

 

Local Charities benefiting from the 2017 Ride are;

    • Family Works SC
    • YMCA
    • Hospice - South Canterbury
    • HeartKids South Canterbury
    • Parkinsons South Canterbury
    • Timaru Riding for the Disabled
    • Seniorcare Geraldine
    • Plunket
 


Sponsorship Information

The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride was born following participation by the organizers, Phil Laurie & Morrell McFetrich in a similar event in Australia raising money for Child Cancer Research. The realization occurred that this was a fund raising activity that not only enabled funds to be raised but was also an opportunity to motivate people, to focus on fitness, exercise, fun and maybe a change in lifestyle, thus increasing health and well being in the workforce and local community. The aim is to support and raise awareness for small South Canterbury groups/organizations who constantly struggle for funding so that they can continue to provide valuable services to local people.

Major sponsors are those who contribute $300 or more in cash or goods.  
This entitles the sponsor to the following:
  • $300 - Business Name on the ride jersey, business name on our website
  • $500 - Business Name and  Logo on the ride jersey, business logo and link on our website
  • $ Negotiable - Business Logo on the ride jersey, business logo and link on our website.
    Naming Rights to one of the ride groups. Please contact Phil Laurie on (03) 614-3030 to discuss this option.

The Ride Groups for this year are as follows:
Pink Bunnies,   Blue Elephants,   Brown Bears,   Yellow Ducks,   Purple Cows,   Green Frogs,   Grey Mice

Where does your sponsorship money go?
Each rider and support person pays their own way on the ride.
Each rider pays $220 and Support Crew pay a $125 entry fee. The entry fees are used for ride costs such as Ride jersey, Accommodation, Food, Travel, Support vehicle costs, First aid support, Refreshments and the Celebration Dinner at the completion of the ride and other admin costs. This entry fee does not come out of any sponsorhip money raised by the riders! In addition to the $220 entry fee, each rider must raise a minimum of $500 for the charities, many riders raise much much more. Riders raise this money by a variety of means such as gaining sponsorship from business, holding BBQ's, Quiz nights, Chopping firewood, Cyclathons etc. etc.
So the nuts and bolts of it are:

100%
of all donations and sponsorship
goes directly to the charities!

Some Charity Ride Statistics

Timeline

  • 2005: 56 riders raised $27,200 for Epilepsy.
  • 2006: 95 riders raised $58,500 for Epilepsy, Alzheimers and Parkinsons
  • 2007: 136 riders raised $104,000 for Epilepsy, Heart Children, Diabetes and SC Womens Wellness with a one off donation to St Johns for providing First Aid Support during the ride.
  • 2008: 162 riders raised $128,000 for Epilepsy, Heart Children, Parent to Parent, Seabrook McKenzie Trust, Charge Syndrome Association and SC Hospice with a donation to St Johns for providing First Aid Support.
  • 2009: 165 riders raised $120,000 for Epilepsy, Aoraki Community Care Trust, Arthritis, SC Neighbourhood Support, Hospice SC, The Order of St John, Parent to Parent & Lysosmol Diseases NZ
  • 2010: 181 riders raised $138,500 for Asthma SC, Arthritis SC, Upper Waitaki RSA, Hospice SC, Ostomy Society Inc, Timaru Senior Citizens and Cystic Fibrosis
  • 2011: 165 riders raised $120,000 for Epilepsy, Aoraki Community Care Trust, Arthritis, SC Neighbourhood Support, Hospice SC, The Order of St John, Parent to Parent & Lysosmol Diseases NZ
  • 2012: 181 riders raised $138,500 for Asthma SC, Arthritis SC, Upper Waitaki RSA, Hospice SC, Ostomy Society Inc, Timaru Senior Citizens and Cystic Fibrosis
  • 2013: 182 riders raised $180,000 for Hospice SC, PSSC/Family Works, Anglican Care, Timaru Mental Health Support, Idea Services, Alzheimers SC, SC Multiple Sclerosis, Moreh Home, Plunket SC.
  • 2014: 190 riders raised a massive $200,000 forHospice SC, Family Works, SC @ Heart, Alheimers SC, Riding for the Disabled, Bellyful Temuka, He Hanu Hou, adg 101 SC Inc
  • 2015: 125 riders raised $128,000 for Hospice SC, Lister Home, Life Education Trust, St Vincent De Paul Society, Special Olympics SC, Casper SC
  • 2016: 130 riders raised $140,000 for Hospice SC, Family Works, YMCA, Cysistic Fibrosis, Alzheimers SC, St Vincent De Paul.
 

The following SC charities have benefited from the ride..

Epilepsy SC
$94,250 Alzheimers $77,300 Heart Children $69,350
Parkinsons SC
$32,250 Parent to Parent $23,000 Diabetes SC $24,750
Arthritis SC $42,000 Lysosomol Diseases NZ $5,000 Neighbourhood Support $10,800
St John $22,440 Hospice SC $507,200 Aoraki Community Care
$21,600

Charge Children
Asthma
Speld
Heart Foundation
Motor Neurone
Victoria House

Anglican Care

Moreh Home

Multiple Sclerosis
adj 101 Mental Health

 

$9,000
$20,400
$6,800
$25,200

$15,750

$6,400

27,000

9,000

9,000

10,000

SC Womens Wellness
Ostomy
Timaru Senior Citizens
Idea Services
Plunket
Waitaki RSA

Aoraki Community Trust
SC Womans Wellness
Lister Home Waimate
St Vincent De Paul
He Manu Hou Early Childhood

$24,750
$13,600
$6,800
$36,100
$31,150
$6,800

21,600

 24,750

21,750

32,850

10,000

Seabrook McKenzie Trust
SCRSA
Cystic Fibrosis
Life Education Trust
PSS Family Works
Plunket
Riding for Disabled
YMCA

$9,000

$6,800
24,300

$30,250


88,400

 31,150

10,000

22,200

 

The ride is growing rapidly in popularity!

    • 2005: 56 riders took 12 weeks to register
    • 2006: 95 riders took 12 weeks to register
    • 2007: 110 riders registered in the first 6 weeks
    • 2008: 139 entries were received within the first 10 days
    • 2009: In excess of 200 entries were received
    • 2010: 181 entries were once again recieved
    • 2011: 165 entries were recieved
    • 2012: 181 entries were received
    • 2013: 182 entries were received
    • 2014: Over 200 entries were received & more on the waiting list.
    • 2015: 130 entries were received
    • 2016: 138 entries were received

 

Remember! - 100% of all donations and
sponsorship goes directly to the benefactors!

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Sponsors play a major role in any community event. Over the last 9 years the generosity of New Zealand & Australian businesses and individuals have supported the Charity Bike Ride to the tune of $1,600,000! Please view our Sponsors & support these businesses when you can.