Kerry Forrest

Kerry Forrest
This year, I am riding for Ruby and Max. Let's Kick Cancer's Butt!!!
I've Ridden 541.3 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 95th
  • State: 6th in Tas
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $3,471.41 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

17 Aug 2019

This October, I am taking part in my 5th Great Cycle Challenge, to fight kids' cancer!

Because 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.

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. Or better still - join me by registering to do the GCC yourself!!! More butts on bikes, to Kick Cancer's Butt!

Together, we can save little lives. Let's kick cancer's butt!!!

Thank you for your ongoing support.

My Challenge

  • 18.1 km ride - Still riding - Saturday, 16 November 2019
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    Logged this ride 2 days ago
  • 12.1 km ride - Ride #24 - Tuesday, 5 November 2019
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    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • 25.3 km ride - Ride #23 - a bit more towards my pledge - Friday, 1 November 2019
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    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • Done!!! But am I???
    31 Oct 2019

    We had a bumper fundraiser at work yesterday, with a Casual Clothes Day and free pizza (thanks to our Fun Team). My raffle raised $216. Sales of spider plants $5. Collection tins $58. With another $130 in online donations made, I have to continue pedalling for another 45k (for now).

    Thank you so much to every single one of my generous sponsors, for helping me to Kick Cancer's Butt for the kids, and for those currently going through their cancer journey - including one of my co-workers.

    Done!!! But am I???
    Posted 17 days ago
  • 13.6 km ride - Ride #22 - possibly last - Thursday, 31 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 25.1 km ride - Ride #21 - October 30 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 16.1 km ride - Ride #20 Coopers Lane - Sunday, 27 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • WOW!!! Goals met!
    25 Oct 2019

    A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported my challenge!!! I have received immense support on this journey to support the kids' cancer research work of the CMRI. I am truly humbled by the support of my many friends, neighbours, colleagues, family, strangers, and anonymous donors. You are ALL AWESOME! Thank you!!! I'm not finished yet, though! I pledge to ride an extra kilometre for every dollar received above my $3000 goal. Go on - make me sweat - because little kids should not be fighting for their lives.

    WOW!!! Goals met!
    Posted 24 days ago
  • 14.7 km ride - Ride #18 - windy victory lap - Friday, 25 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 26.4 km ride - Ride #18 - Devonport to Qoiba and return (and a puncture) - Thursday, 24 October 2019
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  • 23.0 km ride - Ride #17 - showing Pablo my hero jersey - Wednesday, 23 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • Just one week left to Kick Cancer's Butt!!!
    22 Oct 2019

    Thank you to all my awesome supporters, for getting me this far! My last couple of rides have been great, after the weather changed to sunshine! Yesterday's rides started with an urban adventure, followed by a beach ride. Then it was on to Devonport, for a ride to Spreyton and back while my car got new tyres (Mellow Yellow will be next).

    Just one week left to Kick Cancer's Butt!!!
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 16.6 km ride - Ride #16 Devonport/Spreyton reccie. - Monday, 21 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 18.0 km ride - Ride #15 - Ulverstone adventures. - Monday, 21 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 17.9 km ride - Ride #14 - Cooee plus Burnie10 course - Sunday, 20 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • Ride #13 - Hero jersey ride!!!
    17 Oct 2019

    In perfect weather, dressed in my new Spiderwoman jersey, and fuelled by only a black coffee and a Cripps muffin (containing 1.5 sultanas), I powered my way to Wynyard, via Reservoir Road. It was a great ride, and earned me my 75% badge. Kicking Cancer's Butt for the kids!!!

    Ride #13 - Hero jersey ride!!!
    Posted 32 days ago
  • 42.8 km ride - Ride #13 - Showing off my hero jersey - Thursday, 17 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • Ride #12 - Senior's Week ride from Ulverstone to Turners Beach and return
    16 Oct 2019

    Riding with my normal bike group, but for Senior's Week this time. A nice trundle around Turners Beach, to the Berry Patch; then back to Ulverstone after a light lunch. Nice cycling weather. Pretty stoked that my Superhero jersey was in my mailbox when I got home!!!

    Ride #12 - Senior's Week ride from Ulverstone to Turners Beach and return
    Posted 33 days ago
  • 17.8 km ride - Senior's Week ride - Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • I'm ba-ack!
    15 Oct 2019

    After a 3 day hiatus, attending the inaugural Mount Roland Folk Festival, I am back on the bike! Did an awesome 43+k ride today with a friend and support - riding from Burnie to Turners Beach, and back to Ulverstone, in (almost) perfect cycling weather. I have now completed 63% of my 400 kilometres goal. Thanks to my many generous sponsors, I have also reached 91% of my new $3000 fundraising goal! Thank you for helping me to kick cancer's ugly butt!!!

    I'm ba-ack!
    Posted 34 days ago
  • 43.1 km ride - Ride #11 - MMR still doesn't sync - Tuesday, 15 October 2019

    From Burnie to Ulverstone via Turners Beach

    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 14.4 km ride - Ride #10 - MMR didn't sync - Monday, 14 October 2019

    From Burnie to Burnie

    Logged this ride 35 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 38 days ago
  • Kicking cancer's ugly butt!
    10 Oct 2019

    Thank you to everyone who responded to my call for Kick Cancer's Butt Day donations! Your response has been ASTOUNDING!!! I know that I was annoying, and that I begged unashamedly . . . but I begged for a good cause, and on behalf of the kids. The thought of those kids kept me pedalling this morning, when my back hurt from the minute I got on the bike. Ruby and little Max are always on my mind while I am pedalling, and they give me the strength to get on the bike and go. I will now leave you alone, while I take 2 rest days. I hope to squeeze in a ride on Sunday afternoon, after I return from a weekend camping at the Mount Roland Folk Festival, where I will be a volunteer. I can't wait to see the final tally for Kick Cancer's Butt Day, after the donations are matched. My GCC continues until October 31st - so there's still plenty of time for me to hit that $10,000 accumulative tally!!!

    Kicking cancer's ugly butt!
    Posted 39 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 39 days ago
  • 20.7 km ride - Ride #9 Kicking Cancer's Butt - Thursday, 10 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • Still kicking butt!
    9 Oct 2019

    This morning's ride took me out to visit Pablo, and to show him my new bright helmet. Luckily, I didn't have to walk and cadge a lift this time. So glad to have finally sorted out that flat tyre issue. I may have to promise Mellow Yellow a new back tyre after the challenge ends.

    175k pedalled, 225k to go! Donations are now up to $538.66. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far!!! x

    I have inundated everyone with emails and messages, promoting my challenge, and especially asking for donations on Kick Cancer's Butt Day tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

    Still kicking butt!
    Posted 40 days ago
  • 25.2 km ride - Ride #8 Hello Pablo, but without the walk! - Wednesday, 9 October 2019
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  • 40.2 km ride - Ride #7 - Windy wide to Wynyard - Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 41 days ago
  • Kicking Cancer's Butt
    7 Oct 2019

    After a week of pedalling for Ruby and Max, I'm on track with both kilometres and $$$. Just 2 more sleeps until Kick Cancer's Butt Day!

    Posted 41 days ago
  • 30.5 km ride - Ride #6 - sonething a bit different. - Monday, 7 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 17.0 km ride - Ride #5 OK - so tomorrow will be my rest day. - Saturday, 5 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • Yay! I'm back on the road!!!
    4 Oct 2019

    Having spent most of the day sorting out my back tyre issue, I was finally able to get back on the road this afternoon. I logged up 25k while constantly checking my back tyre. I also tested the new helmet - it's bright! Tomorrow will be a rest day.

    Posted 45 days ago
  • 25.1 km ride - Ride #4 - back on the road! - Friday, 4 October 2019
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  • $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
  • 6.7 km ride - GCC#3 Last minute quickie tube test - Thursday, 3 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • 17.7 km ride - Ride#2 - up until the point where I had to walk - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 47 days ago
  • 13.2 km ride - Ride#1 GCC19 dawning - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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    Logged this ride 48 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 61 days ago
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