David Hughes

David Hughes
In Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!
I've Ridden 1,000.2 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 8th
  • State: 4th in NSW
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $10,617.68 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

This October, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Because right now, cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly, 3 die every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

And so I am riding and raising funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support my challenge by making a donation through my fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Together, we can save little lives.

Thanks for your support.

David

My Challenge

  • Done and Dusted
    24 Oct 2018

    It’s amazing what you can achieve once you put your mind to it.

    My initial goal was $500 and 200 km

    The end result was $10500 and 1000km

    Yes there were doubts along the way but being for such a needy and worthwhile cause drove me to the finish line.

    Thank you to all my sponsors and donors for your generosity and support. None of this could have been achieved without you.

    Done and Dusted
    Posted 51 days ago
  • 14.9 km ride - The Final Ride - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 51 days ago
  • On The Home Stretch
    23 Oct 2018

    Two sessions today.

    Firstly on the road 35 km

    Secondly stationary bike 30km

    Total for the month 985km (goal 1000km)

    Watch this space tomorrow

    On The Home Stretch
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 65.0 km ride - Road 35k Stationary 30k - Tuesday, 23 October 2018

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 52 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Ymca - Monday, 22 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 53 days ago
  • 23.3 km ride - Forster and Surrounds - Sunday, 21 October 2018

    From Home to home

    Logged this ride 54 days ago
  • 44.0 km ride - Ymca - Saturday, 20 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • Forster and YMCA
    19 Oct 2018

    Combined some outdoor riding with stationary bike today.

    Came across another Great Cycle Challenge rider today from Forster so stopped for a chat.

    48 km today

    813km month to date

    187 km to finish

    The end is near.

    Forster and YMCA
    Posted 56 days ago
  • 48.0 km ride - Forster/Ymca - Friday, 19 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 56 days ago
  • Tuncurry Bike Repairs
    18 Oct 2018

    Hopped on the stationery bike for 40 km this morning.

    Picked up my bike from the Cycle repair shop and knocked off another 20.82km

    Total for the day 60.82km (2 hours 40m)

    Total for the month 766km

    Still to do 234km

    Tuncurry Bike Repairs
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 20.5 km ride - Tuncurry - Thursday, 18 October 2018

    From Tuncurry to Tuncurry

    Logged this ride 57 days ago
  • Stationary Ride
    18 Oct 2018

    40 km , oh my sore butt

    745km done

    255km to go

    Stationary Ride
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Ymca - Thursday, 18 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 57 days ago
  • 22.0 km ride - Tuncurry - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 58 days ago
  • Yipeeeeee Less than 300 km to go
    17 Oct 2018

    Very sore thighs from yesterday’s ride pounding up and down some decent slopes.

    Today was spent on the stationary bike for 87 minutes

    Managed to knock off 37 km.

    Went for an afternoon ride , 22 km

    Total for the month 705 (295to go).

    Yipeeeeee     Less than 300 km to go
    Posted 58 days ago
  • 37.0 km ride - Ymca - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 58 days ago
  • YMCA and Hills
    16 Oct 2018

    Knocked off 20 km on the stationary bike this morning then did another 22 km on the road . Found some challenging hills.

    YMCA and Hills
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 22.0 km ride - Hills - Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - Ymca - Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • Rainy Ride
    15 Oct 2018

    25 km ride , totally saturated.

    Dropped into home and changed

    Then onto gym for 31 km on the stationary bike

    Good day 56km

    Total for month 600.

    Rainy Ride
    Posted 60 days ago
  • 31.0 km ride - Ymca - Monday, 15 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 60 days ago
  • 25.0 km ride - Secura Lifestyle - Monday, 15 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 60 days ago
  • Forster YMCA Forster
    14 Oct 2018

    Rode to gym and back 5km

    35 km on stationary bike

    Forster YMCA Forster
    Posted 61 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Ymca - Sunday, 14 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 61 days ago
  • Myall Camp Group and Hawkes Nest
    13 Oct 2018

    Only 26 km today.

    That’s a total of 510 for October so far.

    Thighs and very thore and I feel like that dinosaur (mega sore arse)

    Time to reset the goal for a final time. May not get there but let’s go for 1000km (Melb to Sydney is 850km)

    Myall Camp Group and Hawkes Nest
    Posted 62 days ago
  • Myall Camp Group and Hawkes Nest
    13 Oct 2018

    Only 26 km today.

    That’s a total of 510 for October so far.

    Thighs and very thore and I feel like that dinosaur (mega sore arse)

    Time to reset the goal for a final time. May not get there but let’s go for 1000km (Melb to Sydney is 850km)

    Myall Camp Group and Hawkes Nest
    Posted 62 days ago
  • 26.0 km ride - Myalls Camp Ground - Saturday, 13 October 2018

    From Jimmys Beach to Jimmys Beach

    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • Hawkes Nest
    12 Oct 2018

    Great ride around Hawkes Nest and Jimmys Beach (15km)

    Total for the month 481km

    Hawkes Nest
    Posted 63 days ago
  • 15.0 km ride - Tea Gardens - Friday, 12 October 2018

    From Hawkes Nest to Hawkes Nest

    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • Hunter Valley
    12 Oct 2018

    Went for a ride with son in-law (Greg) around the beautiful Hunter Valley. 25km

    Hunter Valley
    Posted 63 days ago
  • 25.0 km ride - Hunter valley - Friday, 12 October 2018

    From North Rothbury to North Rothbury

    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • It’s raining ride
    11 Oct 2018

    30 km on the stationary bike this morning

    Total for month 441km

    It’s raining ride
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Ymca - Thursday, 11 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • 51.0 km ride - Tuncurry and YMCA - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

    From Forster to Ymca

    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • Tuncurry and Surrounds
    10 Oct 2018

    Heavy rain forecast so stayed reasonably close to home

    Managed 25 km

    Then onto the stationary bike at YMCA for an extra 26 km

    Total kilometres for the month 411km

    Tuncurry and Surrounds
    Posted 65 days ago
  • Tuncurry and surrounds
    10 Oct 2018

    25 km Tuncurry and surrounds

    26 km stationary bike

    Tuncurry and surrounds
    Posted 65 days ago
  • Forster Keys, Gym, Home
    9 Oct 2018

    Forster Keys 11 k

    Gym 20k

    Home 7.5k

    Total 38.5

    Forster Keys, Gym, Home
    Posted 66 days ago
  • 38.0 km ride - Forster Keys, Gym, Home - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 66 days ago
  • Forster Keys and surrounds
    8 Oct 2018

    Three rides

    1) Forster Keys, Cape Hawke Lookout and on to gym 27 km

    2) YMCA 19 km on stationary bike

    3) YMCA to Stocklands and home 7km

    Total 53 km

    Forster Keys and surrounds
    Posted 67 days ago
  • 53.0 km ride - Forster keys - Monday, 8 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • Sunday Special
    7 Oct 2018

    So what does one do if they reach their goal.........they reset it from 200km to 500km.

    Did another 31 km on the bike and 20 km on the stationery bike.

    Total for the day 51km

    Total for the month 270km

    Sunday Special
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 7.0 km ride - Pebbly Beach - Sunday, 7 October 2018

    From Ymca to Home

    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - Stationery Bike - Sunday, 7 October 2018

    From Ymca to Ymca

    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • 25.0 km ride - Secura Village - Sunday, 7 October 2018

    From Forster to Ymca

    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • Ymca
    6 Oct 2018

    So what does one do when it’s bucketting down? Head to gym and hop on the stationery bike for an hour

    ☔️24 km done and dusted.

    Posted 69 days ago
  • 24.0 km ride - Ymca - Saturday, 6 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • Forster Keys and Surrounds
    5 Oct 2018

    Another 35 km today. Lots of threatening storms on the horizon so didn’t venture too far. Only 6 km to complete my 200km goal.

    Forster Keys and Surrounds
    Posted 70 days ago
  • 35.0 km ride - Forster Keys - Friday, 5 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • Tuncurry and surrounds
    3 Oct 2018

    Back on the bike for another stint this afternoon. Managed 32 km in very blustery conditions.

    Now only 42 km to reach my goal of 200 km.

    I’m no longer number one fundraiser in Australia. Have just been gazumped by another rider from NSW.

    Oh well, it’s all for a great cause.

    Tuncurry and surrounds
    Posted 72 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Tuncurry - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    From Forster to Forster

    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • $10,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $10,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 73 days ago
  • Forster Keys
    2 Oct 2018

    Just got back from my morning ride of 35 1/2 km. Such a beautiful sunny day. Still stiff and sore from yesterday

    Forster Keys
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 35.5 km ride - Forster Keys - Tuesday, 2 October 2018

    From little Street to Little street

    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • Forster to Coomba Park and Return
    1 Oct 2018

    Started at 6 am and headed to Coomba Park which is 45 km. Hadn’t ridden this far in 40 years. Who’s the clown that said there were no hills. Arrived and was invited to join a yoga class.....PASS

    No phone reception so plan B was out the window.

    Nearly five hours later and I arrived home and straight to the spa. This is by far the hardest and toughest thing I’ve done in my 62 years.....but all worth it. That’s 90km completed.

    Forster to Coomba Park and Return
    Posted 74 days ago
  • 91.0 km ride - Coomba Park - Monday, 1 October 2018

    From Forster to Coomba Park return

    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 107 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 117 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 122 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 126 days ago
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