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Mr. Peter Rustage

105 percent of goal achieved.

Goal: $2,500.00
Achieved: $2,612.60

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Fundraising Honour List

Many thanks to all of my sponsors:


Adam Vicha

Adele Walsh

Air New Zealand GSS Donations

Air NewZealander

Air NZ Fundraiser

Air NZ Fundraising

Air NZ GSS Bucket

Andrew Cunningham




Ashwin Chauhan

Beryl Kirby

Catherine Martinson

Christina Drew

David Cawood

Devon Shankar

Dipak Govind

Duncan Styles

Fiona Seuseu

Jane Miller

Janice and Clliff Rustage

Jos Madurai

Judy Wong

Katie Noble

Leon Jones

Mathieu Deredec

Maureen Dowers

Michelle Mai

Miss Donna Santiago

Glenn Davies

Peter Rustage

Pete Rustage@ AKL Marathon - 3 hours with a bucket

Mrs. Anne Jaggard

Nathalie Le Borgne Fernández

OCS Limited.

Richard Terry

Robin McCook




Swapna Parikh


After cycling to commute 20km return to work every day for the past 8 months, wind, rain and hail included : ) and after investing in the tallest bicycle in New Zealand, I committed to take part in this crazy charity cycle-athalon to do my bit to help raise funds for the Cancer Society Auckland.

It was a 200km ride over 2 days, leaving Auckland on 16th Nov. 

I asked for support to help me to raise $2500. 

If I didn’t raise the required amount I wouldn't have been allowed to ride.

I didn’t actually know I HAD to raise $2500 to actually be allowed to ride!

So I donated an extra $100 as it was my chance to raise a lot for charity!

This was one of the most memorable events of my life! :D

Thanks for your support!!!

In training I spent 4 hours cycling up, down and around One Tree Hill summit ten times!! : )

At the Auckland Marathon I stood like a statue with a bucket for 3 hours and raised $100 in coins : ) - Pretty heavy!!

I've written some names of the most generous donors on the back of my home made Ride to Conquer Cancer Cyclist tshirt : )

We (The Air New Zealand Cycling Team) cycled for over 4 hours each on wind trainers in a shopping mall and raised about $800 in our buckets throughout the day : )

Oh and my very generous contacts around the world and colleagues at Air New Zealand have donated over $1000 :D Plus I raised about $1000 selling raffle tickets : )

There was about 665 cyclists and we raised about $2.1 million altogether which will go to ground breaking Cancer research!

After fundraising my heart out for the last few weeks I finally reached the $2500 required goal 2 days before the event!

I may have been seen on TV dancing or fists up in the air cruising with my red nose on : )


Day 1 - Riding 8am - 1pm - 5 hours averaging 20kph on a very hilly route

I was glad to have 27 gears!!

The fastest cyclist did it in 2.5 hours!!

I finished in the top 300 out of 665 riders.

We cycled through beautiful countryside and along paradise beach roads

It was almost a perfect day for swimming in the ocean!

I've never eaten so many oranges!

The cheerleaders were great! Including a father with his 2 young boys who kept driving past with their big cuddly toys waving at us from the car windows

The snack stops were perfect ! Fun and friendly volunteers and something slightly different at each stop - my favourite being the chocolate brownie!!

After the first day I came to the conclusion that I have a heavy bike (a commuter rather than most of the other racers) and so I prepared to send back my pannier bag and lock as the extra weight wasn't helpful.

At the end of Day 1's route I was much more exhausted. I had a brilliant back massage although suffered from a bit of thigh cramp in my tent.

At the end of the second day I felt great!! :D especially after the thigh massage :D

My team - Air New Zealand raised over $37 thousand!!

This is the end of my first 6 month contract with the company and I was given an Air NZ tshirt for the team photos : )

Started a new job in the company the day after the ride!!

It was such a great atmosphere and the food was yummy!

Extremely well organised!

Ear plugs helped silence the loud snorers among the 400+ tents

Day 2 - A misty beautiful morning - I cruised up and down the hilly countryside taking it easy, enjoying the views - Photos attached : )

The ride was longer than yesterdays but easier as it was less hilly : )

I clearly wasn't prepared for my TV interview:

How was the ride? - Good

How do you feel? - Fine

What do you think of the Cancer Society Auckland? - Great

lol!  They jumped on me as soon as I'd finished the ride

My lovely partner Phillipa supported me with text messages throughout the ride and had cooked a delicious meal in time for my return :D

A very satisfying event!

Very happy : )

Thanks to all who supported me!!!!


Kindest regards


Happy Pete Rustage




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09 887 7433 | 16-17 NOVEMBER, 2013


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