Keith Hobson: Experiencing life to the fullest by biking New Zealand’s widest vary | Job Alls


Keith Hobson will cycle round 100km every day and carry every thing he wants together with clothes, meals, water, medication and restore instruments. Picture / Provide

For Keith Hobson, 76, of Hamilton, getting outdoor and residing life to the fullest is all about it, and biking is an effective way to do this.

Keith set off on Sunday to spend his summer time biking Kopiko Aotearoa – from the Japanese Cape in Tairawahiti to Cape Egmont in Taranaki – a coast-to-coast cycle to lift cash for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

“Individuals ask me why I did it, and I suppose the reply is that I needed to push myself exterior of my consolation zone and see what I may actually do by pushing my physique to its limits.”

Keith runs via the widest a part of the North Island from the East Cape Lighthouse close to Te Araroa to Cape Egmont close to New Plymouth. His journey will cowl an unimaginable 1,000 km in 12 days and is the equal of climbing two Mount Everests.

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Coaching for such occasions will not be straightforward; nonetheless, Keith began endurance using about 4 years in the past and rode socially for about 10 years earlier than that.

“Coaching for most of these occasions entails beginning slowly and masking round 100km a day.”

The Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is the charity responsible for funding and promoting the largest pool of community helicopters in the North Island, including the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which serves the Waikato, King Country and Coromandel.  Photo / Supply
The Philips Search and Rescue Belief (PSRT) is the charity liable for funding and selling the biggest pool of neighborhood helicopters within the North Island, together with the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which serves the Waikato, King Nation and Coromandel. Picture / Provide

Keith will get up at 5.30am every day, checking out his meals, gear and water to organize for the busy day forward.

“My journey is totally self-sufficient, that means I’ve to hold every thing I want on my bike. This contains clothes, meals, water, medication and restore instruments.

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He’ll then start his stroll, heading to his deliberate lodging for the day. Every journey can be a mean of 100 km per day, with a most distance of 121 km and a minimal of 59 km. On the finish of every day, he has to verify his garments are washed and dried and his bike is cleaned and prepared for the large day forward.

Given the kind of terrain he rides on for these bike races, Keith is aware of {that a} rescue helicopter is his best choice for evacuation within the occasion of an emergency. Because of this, Keith has all the time been enthusiastic about elevating cash for the rescue helicopter. As well as, he beforehand raised cash for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter within the 2020 Tour of Aotearoa, the place he cycled from Cape Reinga to Bluff and managed to lift $450.

He’s pleased with one other alternative to lift cash for the rescue helicopter – a motorcycle journey.

To comply with or assist Keith’s superb journey biking Kopiko Aotearoa go to https://give.rescue.org.nz/fundraisers/keithhobson

Philips Search and Rescue Belief (PSRT) is the charity liable for funding and selling the biggest pool of neighborhood helicopters within the North Island. The PSRT was established following a donation by Philips New Zealand Restricted to commemorate the 1985 mild plane crash close to Turangi during which two Philips staff misplaced their lives.

The service, which features a fleet of rescue helicopters and fixed-wing plane, supplies free air well being and rescue providers to the general public. The speedy response is carried out by an skilled workforce of pilots, crew members, medical personnel, docs, flight nurses and specialist crew. It’s this velocity and suppleness that makes all of the distinction in life and dying conditions with sufferers with the ability to obtain medical therapy on their option to a medical facility.

The Philips Search & Rescue Belief raises funds and helps:

  • Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Waikato, King Nation, Coromandel
  • Aerocool Rescue Helicopter, Bay of A lot coastal area
  • Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, Lake District, Central Plateau
  • Grassroots Belief Rescue Helicopter, Manawatu, Whanganui
  • Westpac Air Ambulance (Mounted wing), domestically



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