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 (csicbikeride.co.nz) 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.
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.