At 2pm on the 23rd of February Sier Vermunt starts a 3000km MTB race from Cape Reinga to Bluff via Mountain bike tracks, cycleways and gravel roads. This is an unsupported event where the competitors have to be self sufficient and carry what they need. To enter they need to nominate a charity and pay the cost of carbon credits to get to the start.
Sier is riding to raise funds for the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust- If you wish to donate go to https://www.chopperappeal.co.nz/donate-now/ and chose Southland.
You can follow Sier’s real time progress on this page- http://touraotearoa2016.maprogress.com/.
Sier hopes to complete this event in 20-23 days. You’re more than welcome to join him at anytime during the ride as he passes by.