December 14 2021

Introducing our Brand Ambassador

Rachael O'Reilly

Timaru - New Zealand

We’re excited to introduce Birds on Bikes New Zealand Brand Ambassador - Rachael O'Reilly! Based in Timaru on the South Island.

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I am a mother of two children Brylee (8) and Emmett (2) I live in Timaru and have most of my life except for 10 years where i lived in the UK through my 20s

I am a sales consultant for Outpost Buildings and just love my job. Cycling! well I took up cycling when i moved back from the UK. My dad had been apart of the central south island Charity bike ride Central South Island Charity Bike Ride ( for a number of years and I thought hmm maybe I could do this!

Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 km southwest of Christchurch and about 196 km northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island.

Central South Island Charity Bike Ride

 17th, 18th, 19th February 2022. Supporting Our Local Community. The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride is one of the regions largest community fundraisers.

The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride began in 2005 with just 56 riders. It has grown more and more each year, reaching 190 riders in 2014. Over $2 Million dollars has been dispersed to South Canterbury organisations since 2005, and we plan to keep growing these numbers every year.

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I started with a mountain bike and trained and then biked for 3 days doing 369km to raise money for charity. The cycling bug took hold! I got myself a road bike have since upgraded this as well! I did have a couple of years off both times that I had babies! I enjoy the companionship that the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride has. I have made some pretty awesome friends. 

385 km in total over 3 days!!

Me in my BoB shorts going up Burkes Pass in New Zealand!! 

Shave for a Cure

I shaved my hair for Leukemia and blood cancer in May this year hence the no hair!!!

Keen on becoming a Brand Ambassador yourself? We’ve had an overwhelming amount of interest in our Birds on Bikes  Brand Ambassador program, and have brought a few Brand Ambassadors on-board while we finalise a few things. If you’re keen to be a part of it, register your interest and apply here.

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