If mountain-biking for 4,000km along rough-hewn tracks, cycleways and gravel roads from the top of New Zealand to the bottom isn’t your cup of tea, spare a thought for a Mountain Bike Club member who is planning on doing just that within the space of 42 days. Carey Vivian will start his epic journey in late January next year to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone, a disease that affects the nerve cells which control the muscles that enables the body to move, speak, breathe and swallow. Carey, whose father Barrie (69) was diagnosed with the incurable disease two-and-a-half years ago, will cross the country several times, visiting towns and cities along the way to raise awareness of the disease, equating to twice the distance than the actual shortest road route was taken. Carey is one of the founding members of the Club, and was awarded life membership 4 years ago for his contribution to awarded his services to trail development, race organisation, fundraising and advocacy for the Club. Carey officially launches his ambitious ride and fundraising campaign on Saturday, which is Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness day. For more information please visit his website www.raceagainsttime.co.nz or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/raceagainsttime.