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.


Will Vicars


Benjamin Shrimpton


Moir Recruitment

What a great cause - good luck!


Mike Mccreadie

Great effort Ben and the whole FTI team


Mark Dewar

Well done Shrimps... now put some of that weight back on !


Steed Malbrannque

Allez allez allez. Great charities - fantastic to support you


Denny Wyatt

Congratulations Ben, amazing achievement!


Renee Law

Impressive stuff! Can’t wait to see the updates Ben


Hadi Esmaeili

Well done Ben!


Renee Leabon

You've got this Ben!!!


Tim Mornane

Go well, Ben. Reckon the back will be fine. Looks like you've got plenty of training in judging by Strava uploads!


Claire Packer

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


Peter Bowden

All the best from the G+T team.


Christopher Hill


Nicholas Edwards

Great cause Ben. Well done mate.


Samantha Findley

Good luck Ben


Kelly And Mark

Good stuff Ben and may your ride be puncture free


Rosie And David Shrimpton

Good luck Ben. Hope you raise loads of money and see some lovely scenery at the same time! We’ll be watching your progress from the UK . With love Mum and Dad 👍🚴‍♂️Xx


David Kesby

Great effort Ben. All the best.


Brit Ibanez


David Mcgrath