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 565.8 km My goal is 720 km
My Rankings
  • National: 143rd
  • State: 24th in Qld
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $2,619.39 My goal is $3,000 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

  • 30.5 km ride - Day 18 GCC Nundah to Nudgee Beach - Friday, 18 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 10 hours ago
  • 6.0 km ride - Redlands PCYC - Friday, 18 October 2019
    Logged this ride 12 hours ago
  • 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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    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • 34.9 km ride - Day 16 of GCC - Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC

    Logged this ride 2 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 3 days ago
  • 40.0 km ride - Raby Bay to Victoria Point - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 30.2 km ride - Manly West to Lytton 🦅 hide - Monday, 14 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 8.0 km ride - Warm up - Monday, 14 October 2019

    To Redlands PCYC

    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 4.0 km ride - Warm up - Friday, 11 October 2019

    To Redlands PCYC

    Logged this ride 7 days ago
  • 42.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, October 11, 2019
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    Logged this ride 7 days ago
  • 33.5 km ride - Bulimba to West End - Thursday, 10 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 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 9 days ago
  • 7.5 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 9 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC

    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 44.1 km ride - Nundah to Shorncliffe - Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 10 days ago
  • 41.7 km ride - Manly West to Wellington Point - Monday, 7 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 58.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • 51.8 km ride - Manly West to Cleveland - Thursday, 3 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 5.0 km ride - Warm up - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

    From Redlands PCYC to Redlands PCYC

    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 13.1 km ride - Lazy laps - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 52.3 km ride - Nundah to Nudgee Beach and Mitchelton - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 18 days ago
  • 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 19 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 26 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 36 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 46 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 54 days ago
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