Benjamin Shrimpton

2023 Sydney 7 Day Challenge

Help me to raise money for two incredible charities, that provide critical support to change the lives of women and children in difficult circumstances.


I’m not really a proper cyclist, have had two back operations in as many years, but I am aiming to get fit enough to complete the Chain Reaction Challenge 2023 ride starting on 26 February.

This ride covers 1000km+ distance and 12,000m+ vertical climbing in 7 days on the bike, starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown.  On the way we have to get up some extremely steep climbs, including Arthurs Pass, Cardrona and Coronet Peak. It’s a big endeavour, and I’m training hard to get myself ready.


If you decide to support me you are donating to the Chain Reaction Foundation, which has raised over $37,000,000 since foundation, mainly for children’s charities. 

The ride I’m joining is aiming to add over $1,000,000 to this tally, which will go to two charities, HopeStreet and So They Can.  If you read the below I think you’ll understand why these two charities are so important.

Hopestreet supports communities to overcome challenges such as relationship breakdown, domestic violence, long-term unemployment, homelessness, and mental health or addiction issues.  They offer safe spaces and stable accommodation for women that have been subject to abuse or live on the street, supporting them to overcome financial hardship, a history of trauma, domestic violence or alcohol or drug use.

So They Can is a not for profit organisation committed to empowering children living in poverty through education. This is achieved through improved learning conditions, teacher training and development, child well being, women’s empowerment, community engagement and investment in health.

Great charities, doing amazing work. I would be grateful if you could help me make a difference and donate to my fundraising below.



Thank You To My Donors

Gps Capital Markets

Good luck Ben. What a wonderful contribution to your time and effort.


Benjamin Shrimpton


Moir Recruitment

What a great cause - good luck!


Steed Malbrannque

Allez allez allez. Great charities - fantastic to support you


Claire Packer

Great work Shrimps! Conquer those mountains and enjoy the ride.


Nicholas Edwards

Great cause Ben. Well done mate.


Samantha Findley

Good luck Ben