Team GCH Aviation will be racing in the 2018 Pioneer Adventure Race, a 6-day mountain bike stage race. Their goal is to raise awareness, and above all, to raise money for the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This Iconic race is now in its third year and attracts riders from all around the world due to the spectacular Southern Alps location. The event will start in Queenstown, traversing throughout Wanaka, Alexandra, and the central South Island. The race covers 430km and also includes 15,500 meters of climbing in 6 long hard days of racing.
Matt Boulcott – Westpac Rescue Helicopter Pilot
Matt is a pilot for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter as well as a competitive mountain bike athlete. He also races at both a regional and national level throughout Australasia and has a lot of experience. Matt has travelled as far afield as Canada to compete in the BC Bike 6-day stage race. When not training, Matt spends his time taking his family on adventures, while he also furthers his study of natural therapies and naturopathy.
Rupert Maclachlan – New Zealand Flying Doctor Service Pilot
Rupert is a pilot for the New Zealand Flying Doctors Service. In addition to this, he is a competitive mountain bike athlete with many years of mountain bike and adventure stage racing experience. His latest experience was as a team member of Team Mobico HeartKids, where they competed in the God Zone adventure race to raise money for HeartKids New Zealand. Whilst not training and racing Rupert spends his spare time with his family, specifically taking them on adventures in the vast Canterbury back country and the Southern Alps.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Matt and Rupert are looking for generous supporters to help with their fundraising efforts. All proceeds will go towards the Rescue Helicopter.
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