Queenstown Planner Carey Vivian Conquers Charity Ride

Queenstown planner Carey Vivian completed his 3,600 km charity ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff last Wednesday.

Carey left Cape Reinga with his Auckland television producer brother-in-law in early February, taking 39 riding days to complete the trip to raise over $42,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand. In raising awareness of the disease, he was on TV, national radio, all the national newspapers and many of the local newspapers. He rode an average of 90km per day for 39 days with about 60% of the riding off-road. Only 0.02% of the ride was on State Highway 1. Matt Bonis, a planner based in Christchurch, joined Carey for three days to ride through Molesworth Station. Carey says the money raised is a thrilling end to what has been an epic journey in honor of his father Barrie Vivian (New Plymouth) who has suffered from Motor Neurone Disease for more than two years. His favorite trail was The Timber Trail in the central north island.

Donations can still be made via his website www.raceagainsttime.co.nz

Carey on Hakataramea Pass