Luke and Robbie added another $5000 to their fundraising goal, aiming to raise $15,000 - enough for another fully funded OB course, three in total. At the time of crossing the finish line, they had raised almost $12,000.
Luke said they believed that an Outward Bound course could change lives, and more people deserved the chance.
"We would love nothing more than for every New Zealander to attend an Outward Bound course at one point in their life,” he said.
"They do however cost money and we think that shouldn't be a barrier to realising and achieving your full potential.
Luke and Robbie met at Outward Bound in Anakiwa when they first started as instructors in September 2020.
OB celebrated 60 years since opening this September, and more than 70,000 New Zealanders have attended courses designed to help them reach their full potential through an outdoor adventure and challenge.
Their challenge was not without its funnier moments including a magpie encounter.
“We got swooped by a few magpies down South and they were getting pretty close, so close in fact that it gave me the opportunity to hit Luke's helmet with my hand and he genuinely believed a magpie got him as he was biking past,” said Robbie.
The epic walk and ride included five physiotherapy sessions, walking and cycling 2122 kilometres in 37days, and one chipped tooth.
“We ended up breaking one chain, popped three inner tubes, replaced two worn-out tires, bought all the bum and seat padding you could and went through a lot of bum cream!"