Today Enigma has proudly agreed to be a major sponsor for Chris Wiltshire, General Manager of Enigma for his attempt to ride and complete a ‘Saddle Sore 1600’, motorcycle endurance ride for charity.

Chris will have to ride a minimum of 1600km, within a 24 hour time period and within a set of reasonably strict conditions. – This is not a race. He hopes to achieve an internationally recognised award from the Iron Butt Association (IBA) called the Saddle Sore 1600(km). This is the metric variant of their well known SS1000 (1000 miles). The ride is scheduled in NZ for some time in Mid-to-Late February, weather and work dependant.

He is performing this attempt, with a long term friend; Jon Mitchell who is also riding for charity. Chris has chosen to help raise funds for Aran Animal Rescue ( and Jon is helping to raise funds for a cancer related charity (TBC). He has set a fundraising target of $1 per km, hoping to raise $1600 for the rescue.

Aran is made up of around 10-12 primary volunteers who manage to save around 200 dogs from slaughter each year from pounds who can’t otherwise re-home them. Aran work to locate, collect, foster, then find permanent homes for them all. They are dependant upon raised funds to help to pay for transport, food, pound fees etc.

Chris’ ‘givealittle’ page is here:
Updates on his effort will be posted on his Facebook Event page: here.

If you would like to help to sponsor Chris, please visit those pages to see what it’s all about. – Thank you.

Further details on the SS1600 type of event can be found here: