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Gruelling fundraiser inspired by friends’ struggle with disease.
Inspired by two friends' battles with cancer, an Auckland woman has decided to conquer the country - by bike.
Robyn Marchant embarked on a 3000km cycle from Cape Reinga to Bluff on November 8, which she plans to complete by December 18 - in time to get home for Christmas.
She aims to raise $6000 for cancer research through the Cancer Society - a goal she's almost reached only nine days into the ride.
Speaking from Maungatautari in the Waikato this week, Ms Marchant said she'd already increased the fundraising goal from $2000 and was now considering upping it to $10,000. She said the society would match every dollar raised with $4 from grants.