Lew’s 3000km self supported Tour Aotearoa bike ride for Kidney Kids

Supporting Kidney Kids

My crazy adventure of Tour Aotearoa. My goal was to mountain bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, self supported and 60% off road in 30 days.

Unfortunately, I got to Wakefield (just south of Nelson) and had to quit there due to our 1st Covid lock down

So I am starting again from Wakefield on Tuesday 23rd March and hope to be in Bluff for Easter. I have 1200km and 12,000 meters of climbing to go!! This includes the Haast Pass and Crown Range!

As you can see from below I gave the long crazy ride a purpose and that was to raise some money for Kidney Kids. I had a goal of $20,000 but so far am only at $7310.

Would love to get it to $10,000 so appreciate any help that you can give to this worthy cause.


Why Kidney Kids?

A dear family friend has endured a long journey at Starship going through her 1st Kidney transplant at 13 and then the second on about 15 years later. Over the years, we visited her many times and realized what a great job Kidney Kids do for unfortunate children.

Combining my crazy drive to push myself in endurance events and my desire to help this amazing organisation, came the idea to join the Tour Aotearoa 2020 and to raise money for this worthwhile cause!

I have completed some amazing events but this might top them all (not getting any younger)!

I have set up a givealittle page for donations for this worthy charity.

I am counting on your help and support, every little bit makes a big difference!

Don’t to forget to follow me on Instagram and my GPS position which is up dated every 10 minutes on Maprogress. I will post as often as I can so you can join the journey from the comfort of your couch.


Insta: lews_touraotearoa

You can also follow me at: https://touraotearoa2020.maprogress.com/

Special thanks to Swages Engineering for allowing me to have the time to attempt this major trip


Lewis Stronge

Swages Engineering Ltd, 81 Springs Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
It is always too soon to quit!
Norman Vincent Peale