John Wood

John Wood
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 1,007.9 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 163rd
  • State: 26th in Qld
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,000.64 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

22 Sep 2019

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

I'm aiming to ride 720 kilometers for the month. That will represent 10 kilometers for every year that I've been blessed with being able to be on this planet.

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.

My Challenge

  • The final tally
    3 Nov 2019

    Thank you all.

    The final tally
    Posted 42 days ago
  • What an amazing month
    3 Nov 2019

    What a month it's been. Spurred on by your very generous sponsorships and the many expressions of support and encouragement, Pom and I have managed to put 1,206 kilometres of road and bike track behind us.

    The weather has been sensational and it has started to rain on the day after the Challenge finished. May it continue to do so plentifully in the days ahead.

    I have benefited enormously from the input of my team of supporting cyclists who have pushed and dragged me over 1,000 kilometres. Thank you Pom, Brian, David, Ken, Lyndon, Peter and Simon. Some mornings when I doubted my capability to continue on and reach my target, your enthusiasm and camaraderie soon had be back on track and feeling no pain. Pom who was only able to ride on Fridays, managed to go way past her target in clocking up a total of 198 kilometres in only five rides. Thanks also to Andrew my exercise physiologist and Lena at Heavenly Zen Massage for keeping me in the saddle and helping me to survive. Unfortunately, I have only lost 3 kilos for the 1,000 kilometres and I put that down to too many ice coffees with the lot.

    It’s been such a rewarding experience, participating in an activity that you love doing, which at the same time has enabled me, with the awesome generosity of my sponsors, to be able to facilitate such valuable support to the Children’s Medical Research Institute’s quest to treat and find ways to prevent cancer in our dear children.

    Thanks you one and all for your fantastic support.

    Come on October 2020.

    What an amazing month
    Posted 42 days ago
  • 46.3 km ride - Last day of GCC. Reached 1,000km target. - Thursday, October 31, 2019
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  • 56.2 km ride - Day 30 - Nundah to Nudgee Beach 🏖 via Mitchelton - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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  • 13.0 km ride - Redlands PCYC l - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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  • 86.7 km ride - Nundah Scarborough - Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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  • 1.0 km ride - Test ride - Monday, 28 October 2019

    From Manly West

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  • 17.6 km ride - Day 26 Manly West to Thornside - Saturday, 26 October 2019
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  • 8.0 km ride - Redlands PCYC - Friday, 25 October 2019
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  • 36.5 km ride - Day 25 of GCC - Friday, October 25, 2019
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  • HIT THE TARGET
    24 Oct 2019

    Stirred on by the awesome sponsorships and words of encouragement from you all, I managed to reach my GCC kilometers target of 720 kms, this morning, with 7 days remaining. Thanks also go to my mates who have ridden the journeys with me and plied me with coffee and nourishment (Ice coffee with the lot) along the way. Thanks also to Huey who has kept the headwinds to a manageable state.

    Incidents have been relative few, after dismounting my steed in a rather ungainly manner and landing on my butt, on day 1. Since then I've had my progress closely monitored on two occasions by nest protecting magpies and two days ago, I was confronted , on a dedicated bike/pedestrian track, by a vesper motor scooter that was traveling at speed in the opposite direction.

    Whilst I'm not extending my kilometers target, I intend to keep ride to see how far I can go. Next Tuesday, my cycling group and I are planning an 80km round trip between Nundah and Scarborough. Might need a soft cushion to sit on after that.

    Thank you again for supporting Pom & me and the Children's Medical Research Institute, in the campaign to treat and ultimately discover the means to prevent cancer being suffered by our precious children.

    HIT THE TARGET
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 41.6 km ride - Day 24 - Bulimba to West End - Thursday, 24 October 2019
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  • 23.8 km ride - Day 23 - Bayside wander 20km to go. - Wednesday, 23 October 2019
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  • 8.0 km ride - Redlands PCYC - Wednesday, 23 October 2019
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  • 43.5 km ride - Day 22 - Manly West to Carindale & Southgate - Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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  • 54.2 km ride - Day 21 - Manly West to Cleveland Point - Monday, 21 October 2019
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  • 5.5 km ride - Redlands PCYC - Monday, 21 October 2019
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  • 30.5 km ride - Day 18 GCC Nundah to Nudgee Beach - Friday, 18 October 2019
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  • 6.0 km ride - Redlands PCYC - Friday, 18 October 2019
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  • 54.3 km ride - Day 17 of GCC - Nundah to Pam’s 88 Cafe, Nudgee Beach, via Mitchelton - Thursday, 17 October 2019
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  • 34.9 km ride - Day 16 of GCC - Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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  • 7.5 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC

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  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 61 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Raby Bay to Victoria Point - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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  • 30.2 km ride - Manly West to Lytton 🦅 hide - Monday, 14 October 2019
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  • 8.0 km ride - Warm up - Monday, 14 October 2019

    To Redlands PCYC

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  • 4.0 km ride - Warm up - Friday, 11 October 2019

    To Redlands PCYC

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  • 42.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, October 11, 2019
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  • 33.5 km ride - Bulimba to West End - Thursday, 10 October 2019
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  • 9 Days & 274 kilometers behind me
    9 Oct 2019

    The riding is going well and my cycling buddies have dragged me through 274 kilometers already. Only 446 to go.

    No major dramas so far apart from nearly being skittled by a guy who was waving good bye to his family as he backed out of his drive and a few close encounters with a magpie, despite the fact that I have Collingwood magpie stickers on my bike and helmet.

    Thank you all again for your great support and words of encouragement.

    9 Days & 274 kilometers behind me
    Posted 67 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 9 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC

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  • 44.1 km ride - Nundah to Shorncliffe - Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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  • 41.7 km ride - Manly West to Wellington Point - Monday, 7 October 2019
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  • 58.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 5, 2019
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  • 51.8 km ride - Manly West to Cleveland - Thursday, 3 October 2019
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  • 5.0 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC to Redlands PCYC

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  • 13.1 km ride - Lazy laps - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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  • 52.3 km ride - Nundah to Nudgee Beach and Mitchelton - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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  • The time is near.
    29 Sep 2019

    Only two days to go before the Challenge gets underway and Pom & I can’t wait to start reeling off the kilometers towards our goals.

    Training is going well and this week we rode from Clontarf to Petrie via Kippa-Ring, along the new and controversial Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail line. The 30 kph tailwind for the return ride was much appreciated. So much so that Pom elected to continue across the Hornibrook Bridge to Brighton to clock up 42 km.

    We awoke this morning to discover that we are now leading the sponsorship in the “Family Teams” Division, Australia wide, so thank you all again, for your generous support and words of encouragement.

    John & Pom (Team an Aussie and a Thai)

    The time is near.
    Posted 77 days ago
  • Progress Report
    22 Sep 2019

    Thank you all for your encouragement and generosity. Preparation is going well and Pom & I can't wait to get the rubber on the road in the actual challenge.

    On Friday, Pom & I rode the 43 kilometers from Cleveland to Victoria Point and back and it made us realise how fortunate we both are to be fit and healthy enough to enjoy such an activity. What made it more meaningful was that by taking part in the Challenge, we are able to contribute to helping find a cure for Kids' Cancer. It is only with your care and support that we are able to do that.

    So a great big thanks to you all.

    John & Pom (Team "An Aussie and a Thai")

    Progress Report
    Posted 84 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 94 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 104 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 112 days ago
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