Ride the Long White Cloud

Help ensure no young person will ever face cancer alone

CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their life upside down.
When cancer derails a young person’s life, CanTeen ensures they get the support they need, have someone to talk to and sometimes just the chance to get away from it all.

Latest donation standings for CanTeen New Zealand & Australia

David Jetelina $20.00
Epic Ride! Look forward to reading the full article in detail later today. And the book when it comes out! Congrats from Texas, DJ.
Cameron McKimm $100.00
Matthew McKimm $50.00
Melissa Cairns $50.00
Kara Jeffers $50.00
Trav GRAY $50.00
coraline dufroux $100.00
Fiona McKell $50.00
Amazing work Cam and Alice!
Bob & Verley MacGregor $100.00
Cam can't think of enough words to say how proud we are of your effort. Bloody brilliant and what guts. Hope you are recovering gently. Our love
helen padarin $100.00

Why is this ride happening?

Riding a road bike through the beauty of New Zealand for 12 days straight could perhaps be a doorway to cycling heaven.

But what if we added "in the depths of winter"? What would you say then?

Cameron Nicholls is a co-founder of Bike Chaser. With a passion for road cycling and a new-found respect for the cold, he will unearth the therapeutic spectacle of winter cycling, solo riding the full length of New Zealand in the depths of winter.

Why CanTeen?

Cameron's desire to ride the length of New Zealand is to raise funds for CanTeen, an organisation which supports young people with cancer. The reason Cameron wants to raise funds for CanTeen is because his 13-year-old New Zealand cousin Lachy McIntosh's was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Throughout Lachy's treatment CanTeen provided invaluable support to him and his family in a time of need. Being touched by the impact CanTeen can have on young cancer sufferers, Cameron wants to use this ride to raise funds and awareness for the organisation.

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Aotearoa Itinerary

The Maori name for New Zealand is ‘Aotearoa’, which means ‘the Land of the Long White Cloud’.

  • 2,400 + kilometres in 12 days
  • The top of New Zealand to the bottom (Cape Reinga to Bluff)
  • The middle of winter, July 18th – 29th

North Island Route

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South Island Route

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The itinerary, by road bike…

Ride Starts North Island…

  • Day 1 - 18th of July; Ride from Cape Reinga to Paihia, 213 km
  • Day 2 – 19th of July: Ride from Paihia to Auckland 240 km
  • Day 3 - 20th of July: Ride from Auckland to Rotorua (252 km)
  • Day 4 (plan A - 21st of July: Ride from Rotorua to Taihape (222 km)
  • Day 5 (plan A) - 22nd of July: Ride from Taihape to Masterton (206 km)
  • Day 6 (plan A) - 23rd of July: Ride from Masterton to Upper Hut / Wellington (80 km)
  • Day 4 (plan B) - 21st of July: Ride from Rotorua to Napier (220 km)
  • Day 5 (plan B) - 22nd of July: Napier to Eketahuna (198 km)
  • Day 6 (plan B) - 23rd of July: Eketahuna to Upper Hut Wellington (118 km)

Ride Starts South Island…

  • Day 7 - 24th of July: Ferry, Wellington to Picton (9am-12:30pm). Ride Picton to Nelson (120 km)
  • Day 8 - 25th of July: Ride Nelson to Westport (224 km)
  • Day 9 - 26th of July: Ride Westport to Whataroa (242 km)
  • Day 10 - 27th of July: Ride Whataroa to Haast (175 km)
  • Day 11 - 28th of July: Ride Haast to Queenstown (207 km)
  • Day 12 - 29th of July: Queenstown to Bluff (214 km)

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CanTeen New Zealand & CanTeen Australia.

CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. Whether they're dealing with:

  • Having cancer themselves
  • An immediate family member being diagnosed with cancer
  • The death of an immediate family member from cancer

CanTeen provide funding for counselling and individual assistance as well as peer support programmes, leadership training and services to help our young people thrive in life after cancer. CanTeen is also there to advocate for our young people, helping ensure their voice is heard and empowering them to speak up for themselves.