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Team Akina (7 on the road)

Team #116

South Island race course selected
Masters 1 (all 50 and over), South Island5 bikes "We're cycling for kids!"

Our team

We're competing in the Tour to raise money for Bikes in Schools. This excellent programme gives schools the expertise to teach children to ride bikes.

So far some 20,000 children in some 65 schools have benefitted, with a similar number soon to benefit from new facilities in the pipeline.

With help from Bikes in Schools, the schools build cycling tracks in their school grounds, acquire bikes, helmets and cycle-teaching skills, and fund raise to make it all happen.

These days, a surprising number of kids have never learnt to ride a bike...so this programme gets them going!

As each new school track opens, it’s always a huge thrill to see kids learn to ride, and gain fitness, confidence and a sense of adventure.

"My legs are my petrol,” said one very young Hastings rider last year.

“We haven’t yet found a child who didn’t want to ride,” says Paul McArdle who established and runs the programme.

Teachers also say riding kids are happier, healthier and better students.

At the Akina Foundation, we’ve proved the wider health, family and community benefits in a Social Return on Investment analysis.

Read more about Bikes in Schools at: bikeon.org.nz

Thank you for helping us help Paul and his colleagues do much more!

We'll have seven riders racing in two teams:

Team Akina: Nick Clements, Graeme Don and Myles Gibson.

Team Akina Too: Katie Gormley, Amanda Banks, Roger Tweedy and Rod Oram

Chosen charity

Akina Bikes in Schools

Akina Foundation. Kids love bikes, and so do we! Support Akina and all funds raised will be donated to Bikes in Schools - providing Kiwi kids with bikes and safe cycling environments in their schools.

Sponsor this team

Your sponsorship of 'Team Akina (7 on the road)' will support Akina Foundation (Bikes in Schools). All donations of $5 or more are tax deductible. All sponsors will be able to leave a message of support.

Please Note: After completing your donation on paypal you may need to click a button (view screenshot) to return to the Tour site and leave a message of support.

Our sponsors

Date Amount Message/Sponsor
03/05/17 hidden Phillip Mills
20/04/17 hidden Catherine Moulin
18/04/17 $50.00 Great achievement, especially crown range; great cause
- Jocelyn and George Armstrong
14/04/17 hidden Tim James
13/04/17 hidden Wendy Leach
12/04/17 hidden Jordan Gibson
10/04/17 $100.00 Good Morning,
this donation is from Matthew who won the North Island tour. He won this money in the second half of the ride to Omapere which was a timed event.

- AnneyCollin
09/04/17 hidden wonderful cause
- Bridget Graham
08/04/17 hidden Nice job Graeme!
- Chris and Aimee
07/04/17 hidden Tracy Hurst-Porter
07/04/17 hidden Kate Ross
06/04/17 hidden Alistair Woodward
06/04/17 hidden Shirley Hampton
06/04/17 hidden Leanne and Nick Salt
06/04/17 hidden Sheila Gormley
05/04/17 $50.00 Stay safe, and dry??? everyone!!
- sue Stephens
04/04/17 hidden Ian Gibson
04/04/17 hidden Celeste Oram
03/04/17 $35.00 Hi Kay
Fantastic effort. Go for it. Remember for every uphill you get a down and that's free wheeling!!
Great cause. Have fun.
Catherine and Rogers team xx
- Catherine Rogers
02/04/17 hidden Mark Powell
02/04/17 hidden Manish Patel
02/04/17 hidden Hugh Fletcher
02/04/17 hidden Douglas Bates
01/04/17 hidden Go dad go!
- Doyle & Kuini
31/03/17 hidden josephine godden
31/03/17 hidden Steve Dunn
31/03/17 hidden Bradley Jackson
30/03/17 hidden Robert Ashe
30/03/17 hidden Kennedy Graham
30/03/17 hidden Jenine Abarbanel
30/03/17 hidden Stephen Drew
30/03/17 hidden Elizabeth Caughey
30/03/17 hidden Good Luck Rod and team
- Michael Sheffield
29/03/17 hidden Anake Goodall
28/03/17 hidden Louise Aitken
24/03/17 hidden Andrew Don
23/03/17 hidden Richard Harris
23/03/17 hidden Ray Welson
22/03/17 hidden Jenny Dewar
22/03/17 hidden Enjoy the ride - great cause.
- Margaret Don
22/03/17 $25.00 All the best Graeme - hope you have a good ride
- Peter Trubuhovich
21/03/17 $50.00 All the best on your ride Graeme!
- Gary Roper
21/03/17 hidden Go Team Akina - enjoy your trip and the company
- Bev
19/03/17 hidden R S A Oram

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