8 days of riding through heartland NZ

1st - 8th April 2017

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V Bike Team 3

Team #147

South Island race course selected
Open, South Island5 bikes " "I have too many bikes", said no cyclist ever"

Our team

We are a group of cyclists from VBike, Westhaven Auckland. A leading indoor cycling studio and NZ first. Our team is Brynn Gilbertson, Darryl Solijan, Mark Armstrong, Peter Missingham and Eddie Jack.

We share a common love of being on our bikes. Riding this together will be an opportunity to push and encourage each other whilst utilising all the physical benefits of training in the studio.

Riding the South Island over 7 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 also are 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 V Bike Tour NZ Leader Jianni Koutsos 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 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 with out 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 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 'V Bike Team 3' 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
28/04/17 hidden Rob Towner
13/04/17 hidden Well done Anna and Brynn
- Amon and Karen Nunns
07/04/17 hidden Go BRG
- Philip Leightley
06/04/17 hidden Augusta Wills
06/04/17 hidden Jennifer Coote
03/04/17 hidden Sophie East
03/04/17 hidden Mathew McKay
02/04/17 hidden Best of luck Brynn and Anna (and teams)
- Simon Ladd
02/04/17 hidden Great cause!
- David Friar
02/04/17 hidden Garry Downs
02/04/17 hidden Have fun Brynn. I hope the weather gods smile on you with tail winds and no rain.
- Charles Bolt
01/04/17 hidden Dean Alderton
01/04/17 $50.00 Amazing. Happy riding.xx
- kathy Knox
31/03/17 hidden Glenn Shewan
31/03/17 hidden James Cooney
31/03/17 hidden Jayne Kirton
31/03/17 hidden Toby Sharpe
31/03/17 hidden Brynn, All the best, Id rather be sitting on a pacific island beach
- Mark Taylor
31/03/17 hidden Rachel Paris
31/03/17 $50.00 Rebecca Allen
27/03/17 $25.00 Hey Darryl

Amazing thing to do - great cause and a wonderful experience for you. Look forward to seeing updates :)
- Dianne Lasenby

16/03/17 $1015.00 Woohoo! GO VBIKE TEAM 3 GO! And well done on the fundraising efforts as a we raised over 3k for our charity from our movie fundraiser Lion
- Vbike Team fundraiser
06/03/17 hidden Weatheralls


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Latest news

Sunday Star Times Article - 12/04/17

Click to read 'A Tour of Courage' (pdf 1.5MB), published in the Sunday Star Times, April 9th 2017.

SI News - 05/04/17

We anticipate to have the bikes at Springs Junction before the buses. There will be adequate time for riders to prepare their bikes before the start of the race at 9.30 (depending on travel and weather conditions)

TOUR RESULTS - 30/03/17

Daily results will be available for the North Island and South Island.

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