On February 17, amid the turbulent weather so many had to contend with, Andrew Trevelyan and Steve Cassidy started their grand cycle of New Zealand, the Tour Aotearoa, in memory of their friend, Jim Swanson, who passed away at Mercy Hospice on September 17, 2022.
This epic cycle was also a fundraiser for Mercy Hospice and a wonderful way to express thanks for the palliative care their friend and his wife Vicki received. Andrew and Steve’s hope is that even more Aucklanders can experience the same quality of care.
The intrepid cyclists’ plan was to sprinkle some of Jim’s ashes in Cape Reinga and take a small amount of ashes the length of the country. This way they can say that Jim came along for the ride. Vicki kindly had this to say: