8 days of riding through heartland NZ

1st - 8th April 2017

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vBike Team 2

Team #125

South Island race course selected
Open, South Island5 bikes "Here for the bikes and Wine"

Our team

We are a group of cyclists from vBike, Westhaven Auckland. A leading indoor cycling studio and NZ first.

We share a common love of being on our bikes. Riding this tour together will be an opportunity to push and encourage each other whilst utilising all the physical benefits of training in the studio. Our mixed team consists of some awesome people and we cover all skill sets of cycling: Anna Quinn, Bridget Gallen, Debbie Watson, Michael Emerson and Kevin Crane.

Riding the South Island over seven days, pedaling through the breath-taking beauty that New Zealand's landscape has to offer and being able to share it with athletes and friends makes it an exciting prospect.

Along with riding with mates and enjoying the scenery we are also lucky enough to be able to give back to the community and this is where you come in. We have chosen to support the Akina Bikes in Schools. This is a charity that supports the regular riding of bikes by school kids, something a lot of us took for granted in our school years.

As passionate cyclists we believe that every kid should grow up being able to ride and gain the confidence to do so. The importance of our kiwi kids health is becoming more and more important and exercise is such an important aspect of this.

As our fearless Greek Team captain tells us, movement is the key to life. Bikes in Schools gives kids the opportunity to build a love of cycling as well as it being an alternative mode of transport as our country continues to grow and the carbon foot print increases.

From now until the Tour of NZ 2017 we will be fundraising for our charity, using both our skills on and off the bike to help raise as many funds as we can, but we can not do this without your support too. So please give what you can, as it all adds up and means so much to the kids that get to experience what it is like to have their own bike and be taught the skills to ride it.


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 'vBike Team 2' 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
21/04/17 hidden Sara Weatherall
31/03/17 hidden Haydn Wong
31/03/17 hidden Rachel Paris
30/03/17 hidden Hope you have a great ride and the weather behaves!
- Catherine Cooper
29/03/17 $50.00 Have a great ride Anna - all the best from both of us.
- Kemble & Jane
28/03/17 hidden Go well team - enjoy the ride!!
- Jim Stabback
23/03/17 hidden Pedal hard!
- Greta & MIke
23/03/17 hidden kiri barfoot
22/03/17 hidden What a great cause. Have a great ride!
- Charles Oram
17/03/17 $1015.00 Woohoo! GO VBIKE TEAM 2 GO! And well done on the fundraising efforts as a we raised over 3k for our charity from our movie fundraiser Lion
- V Bike Fundraiser
12/03/17 hidden Love your work guys - Jussie and Geoff xx
- Jussie and Geoff Ross
06/03/17 hidden Philly Irvine
06/03/17 hidden Bryn and Anna - Kia Kaha

- Merenia Gray
04/03/17 hidden Prue Manji
03/03/17 hidden Maree Wakefield
03/03/17 hidden Enjoy the ride!
- C Quinn
03/03/17 hidden Karl Woolcott
28/02/17 hidden Paul Cottingham
17/02/17 hidden Murray Page
16/02/17 hidden Stephan Rothlander
08/02/17 hidden Craig Wright
08/02/17 $30.00 GO Team 125 “We’re here for the Bikes and Wine". All the very best with your challenge. Great thing to do for such a good cause.
- Valerie Smith


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