Cape 2 Bluff

Aannnddd he’s back!  Brendon’s set a new date for his attempt at the record for cycling Cape Reinga to Bluff – November 2023. It’s all on and he’s looking for your support! This is going to be HUGE – cycling the length of the country in 4 days … crazy! But he’s training hard, preparing well and is totally focused on getting this right – we’re all right behind him! What a challenge!

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About the Campaign




Brendon’s a devoted family man, a dedicated physiotherapist and a crazy mad cycling machine. He’s undertaken some phenomenal challenges in the past to raise money for NZ Spinal Trust – but this one is OFF THE SCALE! He’s attempting to set a new record – cycling the length of NZ in just 4 days!

Kia ora! My name is Brendon Vercoe,

First and foremost, I am the proud father of three wonderful children: Harriet, who is five years old, Finn, who is four, and Ollie, who is two. Supporting me every step of the way is my amazing wife, Nicole. We call Ōtautahi (Christchurch) our home.

For over ten years, I had the privilege of working as a Physiotherapist at the Burwood Spinal Unit. During this time, I had the opportunity to meet incredible individuals on their rehabilitation journey after Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI). Their unwavering determination to overcome obstacles and embrace life to the fullest has been a constant source of inspiration for me.

In my role, I witnessed firsthand the incredible work of The New Zealand Spinal Trust, a charitable organization dedicated to providing immense support to people with SCI and their families. Raising funds and awareness for this organization has given my goal, as well as previous endeavours, a greater purpose.

My goal is to cycle the length of Aotearoa, from Cape Reinga to Bluff, as quickly as possible and attempt to break the current record of 4 days, 9 hours, and 45 minutes. It will be a race against the clock, with time ticking away both on the bike and off. Needless to say that time will be of the essence and sleep will be minimal!

Cycling is an activity I truly love, and this passion will undoubtedly make the journey more enjoyable. However, I am fully aware that there will be a lot of pain involved. Discovering my limits and what truly drives me adds a deeper meaning and purpose to this goal.

Ultimately, the success of this endeavour will rely on the support I receive along the way, as well as the support gained and given to the New Zealand Spinal Trust. I have been overwhelmed with the support I’ve received so far and eagerly anticipate the road ahead, both literally and figuratively.

I invite you to donate today and join me on this incredible journey. Every contribution counts! Together, we can make a significant difference.