It doesn't get any easier as the years tick by ...

Participating in a Chain Reaction Challenge doesn't get any easier as the years tick by, and this year’s cycle around the South Island of New Zealand will test the body, but no matter how hard it gets, it’s easier than the day to day lives of the kids’ the Chain Reaction Foundation support.

Phil has cycled regularly over the years with a bunch of likeminded mates, and can be found most mornings on his cycle, battling around the local hills trying to maintain a semblance of fitness.

Phil completes several cycle events each year but saves his legs for the annual Chain Reaction Challenges which are superbly organised and very professionally executed, providing a wonderful opportunity to challenge himself, engage with like-minded people and make a meaningful contribution to less fortunate children through the Chain Reaction Foundation.

With two teenage children and understanding the tenuous nature of children's health this opportunity to help children less fortunate than Phil's, ticks all the boxes for him.

New Zealand will be a tough challenge this year, with over 1,000 Kms of cycling (Inc. 12,000 meters of climbing) and preparation constantly challenged by the perennial La Niña weather patterns (relentless wet training rides…). Please help Phil realise his goal by making a meaningful contribution to this year’s Chain Reaction Challenge fundraising.

Thank You To My Donors

Precision Group

Good luck with your ride Phil, we're proud of you. From all of us at Precision Group.


Joye Monaghan

If I tried to do this challenge now my defib would keep zapping me........Take care and have fun on the downhills. Ride safe and take it easy on the Baum


People First Fire

Well I guess what you are about to do again is better than dying of boredom & wondering. Exceptional cause!! Thanks Phil!!



Good luck again this year Phil with your amazing cycling & fundraising efforts efforts. A great charity to keep supporting.


Ross Littlewood


Greg Harradine

Dont they say age is just a number.!!? :-) Well done again Phil...GREAT cause,,,,!!



Enjoy the ride!


Wazza The Weatherman

Just a small boost to get you towards your target. Work hard and keep at it. Thanks for the newspaper and keep working hard you are coming good at the right time.


David Southon

To the new you Phil - the jury’s still out, but either way I think you’re a good bloke for doing it for the kids…..ride on!


Andrew S

Best of luck Phil!! Get those RPMs up high!


Jonathan Lesquereux

Hey Phil - Pick your battles - I know you will! Great cause. Wish I could be with you all...


Grahame White

Good luck on the ride Phil.


Nicola Mepstead

Well if you're taking two weeks off from sailing at least it's for a fabulous cause! Good luck with the ride - I hope you have a great time and enjoy the scenery.


John Hugh Brennan

Great cause Phil - enjoy


Andrew Robertson

Good Luck Phil


Brett & Elese Deakin

Good luck Phil (not that you'll need it). Enjoy NZ.


Robert Gothard

enjoy the adventure-pain-adventure Phil!