Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.

The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride began in 2005 with just 56 riders. It has grown more and more each year, reaching 190 riders in 2014. Over $2.3m dollars has been dispersed to South Canterbury organisations since 2005, and we plan to keep growing these numbers every year.

“I had loads of reasons to take part in the Charity Bike Ride and zero reasons not to”

The commitment and determination from this group of people continues to be a humbling experience for all. So although the overall aim of the event is to raise monies for small local charities, there has also been a positive spin off for individuals and for the local community.