Operation Ride huge challenge
If you have ever ridden a bicycle long distance, you know how exhausting it can be.
Imagine riding the length of New Zealand. Then imagine using just your arms . . .
Operation Ride 2018 saw a team of injured soldiers taking on a trip from Bluff to Cape Reinga on tandem bikes in 20 days to raise money for their charities.
One of the Operation Ride cyclists rode every kilometre of the trip and is believed to be the first ever to complete it using just his arms. The thought of undertaking such an extreme race tackling the hilly terrains of New Zealand is daunting enough on a bike, let alone a tandem bike where two people must work carefully as a team.
Congratulations to the teams who took on this amazing race to raise money for SSAANZ— about $13,000— which aims to boost the confidence of injured soldiers through sporting and physical activities.