Biking the world for cancer
From suffering the pains of having giardia for two weeks to experiencing the glory of the Himalayan Ranges in person, four Kiwi men have seen it all.
The group is travelling from Bali to London by bicycle, raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation of New Zealand in the process.
The men, all in their 20s, have been cycling for more than a year, after setting off in Bali, Indonesia on April 1 last year, but their epic journey is no joke — already they have raised more than $15,000 and still have more than a month to go.
Brothers Freddie and Arthur Gillies and their friends Sean Wakely and Timmy Chen were aiming to raise $1 for every kilometre ridden.
In late March they hit their 15,000th kilometre and will push on until they reach London on July 28 when the trip will end.
By then they would have travelled 22,000km, passed through nearly 30 countries and hoped to raise $25,000, Chen said.
Challenges have included the cold and snow, sickness and busted bikes — and one stolen cycle.
Arthur Gillies, Sean Wakely and Freddie Gillies are three of the quartet raising money for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation.