Graham's Challenge

Bangers to Bluff

How far have I cycled?

Your support inspired me to cycle as far as I could before being caught by our very own banger.

On the cycling days I managed to ride:

Taupo: 23.77km
Wanganui: 26.98km
Blenheim: 37.02km
Westport: 16.63km
Hokitika: 35.89km
Wanaka: 29.65

Total :  170km

My Challenge

I am delighted to be supporting Multiple Sclerosis News Zealand and MS Taranaki by participating in Bangers to Bluff 2024, where teams are challenged to drive a ‘banger’ from Auckland to Bluff, on roads less travelled.

To spread awareness of MS, I will head out at the crack of dawn, ahead of the rally bangers, to cycle as far as possible before getting caught (weather permitting!). Last year this was between 20-40km per day.

Who will get furthest? The ‘banger’ or the bike?

If you have a Strava account and wish to follow me, log into your account and search for Graham Walker.


In my early days of diagnosis of Primary Progressive MS, I was told the importance of exercise to take control of this condition. “Use it or lose it” the Neurological Physiotherapists said. So it really was a no-brainer, neurological condition and all, to pursue cycling as my exercise vehicle.

My reasons for attempting this are 3 fold; to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, to raise money for the combined Bangers to Bluff charities and, lastly, quite simply, because exercise is medicine.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Rick P

Have a great trip Graham. An awesome way to raise funds and awareness for MSNZ. Keep up the exercise. Safe travels.


Stevie & Todd

Go Graham!


Joan Sutherland

See you and the team in Bluff!


Jan Broad

Look to catching up in Bluff


Sonja Vennik

You are an outstanding example & a hard working advocate, who walks-the-walk & talks-the-talk 😎👍 Wishing you the beat of everything, as you head on the road challenge trip 🚴✅



Good on you Graham!


Mike And Nicky Tapp

Gooooo Graham. May the weather gods be in your favour


Anne N Peter Hawkins

Go well Graham



You’re an inspiration, thanks Graham for your support in our fundraising bid. Keep safe and have a blast!


Amanda Rose

Go Graham, we're behind you every peddle of the way!


Sue Chapman


Mary Eden


Gail Christiansen

Such and inspirational man. A real role model. Let nothing stand in your way. A positive attitude will win the day. MS couldn't have a better spokesperson.


Allison Clark

You rock. Hope you are on next year's bike film festival if you filmed your ride.



Good on you Graham !


Emily Muggeridge

Thank you for your support of those impacted by Multiple Sclerosis, you are a true inspiration.

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