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 $78,000 plus raised through the 2012 Tour 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
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.
The New Zealand Dutch community has made a huge, often unnoticed, contribution to the Kiwi lifestyle. Funds raised from the tour will support the NetherlaNZ Foundation to celebrate the Dutch heritage in New Zealand and to keep the Dutch connection alive.
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation
Founded in 1963 by Olympic legend Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ), the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation enhances the lives of physically disabled young people by enabling them to participate in sport. Through our AllSports programme, we provide funding to help cover the additional costs of adaptive sporting equipment and coaching. We also work with clubs, facilities and events to ensure their sporting opportunities are accessible to everyone. Sir Murray's vision has always been to live in a society where all young people - regardless of their ability - have an equal opportunity to participate in sport. With your generous support the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation can continue to strive towards Sir Murray's vision, and make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young New Zealanders.
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.