John Kirkham

John Kirkham
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 2,160.8 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 26th
  • State: 5th in Qld
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $5,358.17 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Patrick Henry Kirkham

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.

John

My Challenge

  • 72.1 km ride - 72.11km Bike Ride - Friday, November 9, 2018
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    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 7
    28 Oct 2018

    ...it's official - my GCC for 2018 is over...

    ...due to an accident (my darling wife's knee) I need to focus on her recovery...

    ...a final thank-you to everybody for your support - you made a difference...

    ...I'll be back in 2019 and will opt to "get off road and dirty", by giving my MTB a run (well likely to be a series of screams, a degree of cursing, falling, slipping, multiple crashes and a lot of laughs)...

    ...maybe 2019 will see a hero jersey inspired by a tough, cute and lovely young lady...

    Posted 19 days ago
  • 51.8 km ride - 51.84km Bike Ride - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 35.1 km ride - 35.07km Bike Ride - Monday, October 22, 2018
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    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 7
    20 Oct 2018

    ...my GCC 2018 is complete!... 😀

    ...2,000km in 20 days...

    ...after, a final two days of focussed pedalling I reached the 2,000km target yesterday...

    ...to everyone that supported me in the challenge - a very special thank-you...😁

    ...I treated myself to a "sleep in" this morning - believe me, it wasn't that hard to do. Lol!...

    ...I'll be back on the bike in a day or so and keep "clocking" up some more km's...

    ...following in the spirit of GCC "statistics", here are some of mine:

    1. wheel rotations - 930,232.5

    2. pedal revolutions - 640,000 (based on average of 320/km/gear ratios)

    3. tyre "blowout" - 1

    4. tube - 1

    5. flat tyre - 2

    6. muesli bars - 57

    7. staminade/powerade - 86L

    8. CO2 cylinder (25gms) - 1

    9. "dry" rides - 4

    10. "wet" rides - 16 (seriously wet)

    11. replacement parts - cassette, chain, brake pads (F & R), tyre, "jockey" wheels x 2 pairs, pump & a rear 12 mm "thru axle

    12. "dangerous" drivers - yes

    13. "oblivious" pedestrians - yes

    14. magpie - lots

    15. "near misses" (serious) - 2 (car & a "flying" dangerous goods corrosive hazard placard)

    16. surprise "fauna" incidents - 3 (an ecidhna, a red bellied black snake & a "pet" pig (not on a lead) in the car park of an "off-lead" dog park - absolutely hysterical)

    17. falls - NIL

    18. weight loss - 6.3kgs

    ...the GCC is a simple way of honouring and remembering those people in my life, that have gone, due to cancer and to help those who have to fight the disease everyday...

    GCC 18 - 7
    Posted 26 days ago
  • 166.6 km ride - 166.60km Bike Ride - Friday, October 19, 2018
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 155.7 km ride - GCC - 19 Oct 18 - Friday, 19 October 2018

    From Nambour to Nambour

    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 70.5 km ride - 70.46km Bike Ride - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • 80.7 km ride - 80.67km Bike Ride - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 6
    16 Oct 2018

    ...a brief update - the 1,500km has been passed...

    ...definitely on the downhill run and the end is in sight...

    ...the highlight of the day was the notable lack of "heavy downward wet stuff" & "sideways air" but the humidity was through the roof - you can't win. Lol!...

    Posted 31 days ago
  • 101.2 km ride - 101.21km Bike Ride - Monday, October 15, 2018
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    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 73.7 km ride - 73.69km Bike Ride - Sunday, October 14, 2018
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  • 102.7 km ride - 102.70km Bike Ride - Saturday, October 13, 2018
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  • 88.8 km ride - 88.75km Bike Ride - Friday, October 12, 2018
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    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 5
    11 Oct 2018

    ...it is with humility and amazement that I can report that the $5,000.00 mark has been reached AND passed - $5 358.17...

    ...to quote "some" of my grandchildren - OMG!...

    ...it was a shock to see this figure, after my daily "commute" this morning...

    Posted 35 days ago
  • 73.5 km ride - 73.46km Bike Ride - Thursday, October 11, 2018
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    Logged this ride 35 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 35 days ago
  • 68.3 km ride - 68.26km Bike Ride - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • 5.9 km ride - 5.88km Bike Ride - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 4
    10 Oct 2018

    ...after lots of "torrential" rain, riding into seemingly relentless "headwinds" and some "new" bicycle bits to keep me mobile - I am pleased to report that I have "cracked" the halfway mark of the challenge...

    ...1000+kms down and just under 1000kms to go - for those riding, I'm into "three figures" (so much better than "four figures". Lol!)...

    Posted 37 days ago
  • 33.4 km ride - 33.39km Bike Ride - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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  • 106.4 km ride - 106.43km Bike Ride - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 89.4 km ride - 89.42km Bike Ride - Monday, October 8, 2018
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    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • 65.6 km ride - 65.64km Bike Ride - Sunday, October 7, 2018
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • 134.4 km ride - 134.41km Bike Ride - Saturday, October 6, 2018
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    Logged this ride 40 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 3
    6 Oct 2018

    ...the first intermediate milestone (500km) has been achieved (and passed)...

    ...wind, rain and mechanical issues (plus lots of laughing - no point in getting upset!), so far but that's cycling isn't...

    ...I have met (the GCC jersey/s and orange shirt act like a magnet) and enjoyed the company of other GCC riders as we do our part to beat cancer...

    ...heading for the halfway point...

    Posted 41 days ago
  • 133.4 km ride - 133.41km Bike Ride - Friday, October 5, 2018
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  • 76.7 km ride - 76.73km Bike Ride - Thursday, October 4, 2018
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  • 149.6 km ride - 149.64km Bike Ride - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • 2 Oct 2018

    ...the other side of the my GCC ride...

    ...my thanks to Steve and the staff at 99 Bikes (Kawana) for keeping my bicycle running smoothly and on the road...

    ...the donation of labour, parts and expertise is greatly appreciated and will enable me to complete the GCC...

    Posted 44 days ago
  • 65.0 km ride - 64.97km Bike Ride - Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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  • 104.9 km ride - 104.89km Bike Ride - Monday, October 1, 2018
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    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • 30 Sep 2018

    ...the business that keeps me riding...

    ...I will be very grateful for there continued support during the challenge...

    ...my body "thanks" Dr Use Schwiersch and all the staff at BT Physiotherapy...

    Posted 46 days ago
  • 55.5 km ride - 55.51km Bike Ride - Sunday, September 30, 2018
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    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 2
    30 Sep 2018

    ...in the starting block - the clock is running down...

    ...before I start the challenge - my thanks to everyone that has donated to this "fight" and to those who will donate during October...

    ...between me and my goal is a mere 2000kms - take me a few weeks to push them out but they will fall one after another!...

    ...stand by for further updates...

    Posted 47 days ago
  • GCC 18 - 1
    11 Sep 2018

    ...yes, I finally (hopefully) managed to "find" the update spot...

    ...it's still 3 weeks from the GCC 18 "green light" and I am thrilled to be able to report that together "we" have achieved and surpassed my fundraising targets - an example of the support that you are giving is $1,100.00 in 3 days. Wow!...

    ...updated my profile picture to show off the GCC 18 jersey - it was only a matter of seconds between receiving the jersey in the post and this picture. Lol!...

    ...please stand by for further updates, as the milestones fall and more pictures of yours truly "tearing around the Sunshine Coast"...

    Posted 66 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 66 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 84 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 92 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 93 days ago
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