Mike Carpendale

2023 Sydney 7 Day Challenge

1000km to support kids in need - I’m going to leave the world of Zwift and hit the road, not literally this time

This year Chain Reaction has upped the ante…. not only are we riding more K’s with more hills, in more remote and rugged conditions - we are also raising more funds. We’re off to the land of the long white cloud tackling New Zealand's beautiful but harsh South Island. 

And Chain Reaction (reasons still unknown) has selected moi as the face, or perhaps the beard of the Sydney event……. Not wanting to be rude, I’m backing up my inaugural 2022 ride and joining the team again for 2023.

Chain Reaction 2022 lured me outside for an amazing, extremely safe and well run event. With the help of Pure Storage and Chain Reaction, I’m going to tackle this challenge again. So after a horrible experience in 2020 of a cycling hit and run, where I became a zwift recluse -- I’ll say “see ya later” to both the indoor trainer and Queensland weather again. Riding through beautiful (aka harsh, rugged, chilly) Aotearoa on a 1,000+km course with 14,000+m of climbing, all in only 7 days.

Funds raised from this event will support major charity partners, So They Can and BaptistCare HOPESTREET

Anything and everything helps, please help us if you can.

Thanks, Mike

My Activity Tracking


My target 0kms

Thank You To My Donors


"Shut up Legs!" Pedal on my friend.


Dan Frith


Kim Carpendale

Super proud of everything you do. Happy cycling…. I know you’ll do amazing!


Yi Shuen

Ride on!



Sell more stuff please lol


Susan Yeung

Great cause ! Enjoy !


Anthony Nocentino

Good luck, Carp!!!!


Pratyush Khare

Thanks Mike for giving me an opportunity to be part of this noble cause.


Andrew Fisher

Get ‘em!


Michael John Bishop

Good luck reaching your goal



Great cause Mike!


Karen Hoong

Enjoy the ride


Francis Kwang

Go go Mike!


Luke Hannan

Awesome Mike #unstoppable #followyourdreams Keep pedalling!!




Sisi Shek

Wish you a great ride!


Lawrence Ang

Proud of u mate! All the best!



Hi Carps great cause! Beers next time in town.


Fion Yip

Wish you a great ride!


Shawn Rosemarin

Great event and great cause - Go get'em guys!


Doaks (simon)

Congratulations on the Jersey award Champ. Awesome effort and well deserved. Thank you for the blogs and have a fantastic ride!


Frances Winkler

WOOOOOHOOOOO! Excited for your ride, have fun and stay safe!


Altay Ayyuce

Good luck Carps !!


Brad Mcginn

Good stuff Mike.. I am fit vicariously through you :-)


Justin Booth


Wendy And Tony

Great cause, stay safe


Jd Wallace


Russell Andrews

Go hard!



Have at it my friend, can’t let all those training rides go unsupported Enjoy those roads mate!!


Panji Adiprabowo

Good luck Mike..


Kellie Wheeler


Markus Zerda

You got this Mike!


Jack Hogan

Good Luck Mike!



You will do fantastic - happy cycling 🚴‍♀️