Central South Island Charity Bike Ride training sessions to start

Two people working on fixing a bike

Image: Neville King, left, and Max Munro, of The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride, want people to turn up on Sunday morning to register and have a practice ride.

Almost 70 people have signed up for the 2022 Central South Island Charity Bike Ride which will kick off its first training session on Sunday.

The bike ride will take place over three days in February next year covering almost 365 kilometres starting with Timaru to Tekapo on the first day, Tekapo to Kurow on day two and Kurow to Timaru on day three.

Ride chairman Max Munro said there will be a training session every second week until December and then every Sunday leading up to the three-day ride.

The funds raised from the three-day ride will go to Heart Kids New Zealand, YMCA, Life Education Trust, Whalan Lodge Home Care in Kurow, Creative Corner Early Learning Centre, South Canterbury Child Restraint Rentals, Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury and South Canterbury Hospice.

Munro said the rides to date have raised almost $2 million for charities around South Canterbury.

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