Mandy Richards

Posts by Mandy Richards for Cycle Tour News:

Get fit quick Johnboy!

Posted on 13/10/2020 by Mandy Richards

Get fit quick Johnboy!

What do you do when your winter touring season has been cancelled and you've been too busy building a house and reinventing your business to ride your bike... and YIKES our summer season of new New Zealand cycle tours is just about to start? You have to GET FIT QUICK!!! John, Bruce and Ian have just returned home from a quick four-season 500km loop through Nelson Lakes, the Old Ghost Road, Heaphy Track and then home to Nelson. That should do it!  See you in Cape Reinga!

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New Shirts for our NZ tours...

Posted on 13/10/2020 by Mandy Richards

New Shirts for our NZ tours...

If you are riding with us in New Zealand this summer... you'll be sporting one of these... "Kiwis cant fly" tee's in Icebreaker merino

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NEW New Zealand Cycle Tour... in our backyard!

Posted on 13/10/2020 by Mandy Richards

NEW New Zealand Cycle Tour... in our backyard!

Come and play with us and join us in Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds for a week long cycle tour made up of some of our favourite, little used, off the beaten track, incredibly scenic and otherwise hard to get to riding routes in our very own backyard!

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What do. Tour Leaders do. When they can't Escape?

Posted on 01/09/2020 by Mandy Richards

What do. Tour Leaders do.  When they can't Escape?

Our wonderful New Zealand based tour leaders can't Escape! But they're hanging in there! Read below to find out what they are all doing this year when their work is called off...

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Out from the Wreckage

Posted on 31/07/2020 by Mandy Richards

Out from the Wreckage

Out from the smouldering ashes of a twisted and wrecked travel industry came the most epic and outrageously fun of New Zealand cycling adventures!! If you have ever wanted to ride the length of New Zealand (or part of it), or the more adventurous and remote width of New Zealand from East Cape to Cape Egmont? NOW is your chance!!

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Thanks for supporting our Overseas Crew

Posted on 31/07/2020 by Mandy Richards

Humbled and hugely grateful we are to all of you, who through your donations and purchases have helped us support our out-of-work Overseas Crew. Having lost our full year's income ourselves - we've been feeling pretty bummed not being in the position to employ our overseas crew this year - so to the many, many of you who put your hands in your pockets and contributed and helped us to support them... THANK YOU. It has made a real difference! Read More from each of our overseas crew below...

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A Special Update on Luggard

Posted on 09/07/2020 by Mandy Richards

A Special Update on Luggard

We have been helping with the Orphans Program at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi for the past 12 years.  This month we received wonderful news that "Luggard" who we have been helping to foster, has recently graduated from the Nairobi Nursery Unit and been moved ot the Umani Springs Reintegration Unit.  Read more this beautiful story and Luggard's journey at Nairobi Nursery Unit...

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Support our Overseas Crew by buying a shirt!

Posted on 11/06/2020 by Mandy Richards

Support our Overseas Crew by buying a shirt!

FOR SALE - Escape Adventures icebreakers, bike shirts & keep cups...

Last newsy we sold just over half our stock of EA icebreakers, bike shirts and keep cups... Now for the remaining stock we will pop $50 per shirt into our Overseas Crew Fund - to help support our out of work overseas crew members around the world this year.

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Escape Adventures Overseas Crew Fund

Posted on 11/06/2020 by Mandy Richards

Escape Adventures Overseas Crew Fund

Last newsy we kicked off an Escape Adventures Overseas Crew Fund - by depositing $20 for every Escape shirt we sold into the fund. A few shirts and cups later and we already have $2000 NZD in the fund! Some of you got back to us asking if you could make a direct donation to our overseas crew? The answer is YES! If you would like to help us pay our out-of-work overseas crew this year - please email Mandy. She will be back in touch with bank details to pay your donation into. (We can provide receipts for your donations, however please note that this is not a registered charity. We are simply doing this to help our crew.)

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How is coronavirus effecting life in Kyrgyzstan?

Posted on 08/06/2020 by Mandy Richards

How is coronavirus effecting life in Kyrgyzstan?

We asked our wonderful interpreter and fixer of everything in Kyrgyzstan how life is in the Kyrgyz Republic at the moment.  Here is what Kenje has to say...

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