Cameron Nicholls: An Epic Cycling Adventure

Cameron Nicholls | Cameron Nicholls
Cameron Nicholls | Cameron Nicholls

An Epic New Zealand Cycling Adventure

In July 2017 Cameron Nicholls (co-founder of Australian online cycling marketplace Bike Chaser) cycled the entire length of New Zealand in the middle of winter. 89 hours of saddle time over 2,336km – all within 13 days.

Watch the full 6min video below:

It was originally planned as a husband and wife romantic getaway. Cameron is half kiwi - thanks to his mother - and was keen to truly explore his partial mother-land with his wife, Alice.

A couple of months out from the trip Alice suggested Cam do some road cycling while away. A suggestion she’ll never forget! Cam started researching cycling in New Zealand and stumbled across Craig Harpers successful world record attempt in 2016. While world records were never in consideration, cycling the length of New Zealand within a two-week period become the fascination.

Cameron has a lot of family in NZ and at the time of contemplating this mission his younger 13-year-old cousin (Lachy) was going through treatment for a blood cancer called hodgkin's lymphoma. Being able to tie the ride into an opportunity to raise funds and awareness would be key in motivating Cameron to get through ‘Ride the Long White Cloud’.

You can still donate to this cause here and read the full story here

Interested in Road Cycling in New Zealand?

Adventure South NZ offers fully supported Road Cycling itineraries throughout NZ's South Island including the West Coast, Southern Coast, Tasman and Southern Lakes regions as well as international itineraries in Japan, Vietnam and China. Talk to us today about planning your next challenge.

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