Raising awareness and funds
It's not always all about the bike - or the cyclist. Tour of New Zealand supports a number of charities and you will have the option to select (from a number) the one you wish to personally support.
The $128,000 plus raised through the 2012 and 2013 Tours meant a huge amount to the charities we supported. Competitors can do far more than just ride their bikes! Engage your friends and colleagues to 'share your ride' by donating to the charity you support. Take the challenge of making your ride count that bit more!
Riders can create a Racebook on this website to profile their team members, to share advice and anecdotes and to ask for contributions. All donations made online will go directly to the charity fund.
"I was a bit daunted at the thought of fundraising when I entered the 2012 Tour, but was amazed at the generosity of friends, family and work colleagues in supporting me and the charity I chose." - 2012 Tour competitor
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with the average age of the victim being only 12 years old. TEAR Fund is an aid and development organisation working hard to protect, rescue and rehabilitate women and children who have been trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation. Ride The Tour with TEAR Fund and you will be rescuing innocent victims of modern day slavery!
St John is a charity, and we need your support to help us care for people every day. Right across New Zealand, St John is there for people when they are in need. We provide Ambulance Services to most New Zealanders - including your community. St John is here for you when you need it, and we're incredibly thankful to be one of the chosen charities for the Tour of New Zealand
New Zealand's heart health charity leading the fight against heart disease, NZ's single biggest killer, and empowering us all to fulfil our lifetimes. All money raised helps fund vital research needed to save lives and advance heart health care.
Hikurangi (Bikes in Schools)
Kids love bikes, and so do we! Support Hikurangi and all funds raised will be donated to Bikes in Schools - providing Kiwi kids with bikes and safe cycling environments in their schools.
New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust
The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust was established by a group of people in the community with strong ties to the New Zealand Defence Force who saw a role for direct, practical support to the families of those men and women who were injured or killed whilst serving their country. Loosely modelled on similar international initiatives, the Trust aims to fund projects that make a real difference to the lives of our heroes and their families.