Matt Flapper

Matt Flapper
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 1,404.7 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 13th
  • State: 4th in Vic
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $13,622.68 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.

Matt

My Challenge

  • 42.2 km ride - Sweat Much???? 😓 😓 - Friday, November 27, 2020
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    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • 55.9 km ride - Finish to a long day. 🥵 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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    Logged this ride 8 days ago
  • 53.2 km ride - Post Challenge Catch Up - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 51.8 km ride - Thanks Marc. - Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • Grovers 4000 - GCC 2020 (Day 31)
    31 Oct 2020

    That’s a wrap:

    Grovers 4000 - Smashed to bits.

    The Kms have been completed, the fundraising for Children’s Medical Research in the Fight against Kids Cancer has passed $20,000.

    Unbelievable to be honest, so many generous donors jumping on board four old fellas pedalling a few Kms, ok fair call, quiet a few Kms.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

    31 Days of commitment, not the best weather at times (Bloody wind) but when people are pumping their hard earned $$$ into your efforts the little things like a bit of wind becomes irrelevant.

    Tony 1500km - What an effort, rode every day for 31 days.

    Liam - clicked over 90km today to pass 1000

    Murray - passed the mark a week ago, and I must say was very happy to do so.

    Myself - finished with 1200km to my name. (Who would have thought)

    Our last few laps were cheered on by our support crew and Team Manager Sienna.

    Those that doubted us, show us your money 😉

    Our page will remain open for another couple of weeks for any further contributions, all $$$ matter to fight the fight.

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/MattFlapper

    GCC 2020 - we are honoured and privileged to contribute to such a worthy cause. Until next year

    Grovers 4000 - over and out. 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲

    The kids are the Heroes

    You the Donors are the superstars

    We are simply the riders

    Well done all.

    Grovers 4000 - GCC 2020 (Day 31)
    Posted 33 days ago
  • 1.2 km ride - Day 31 - Added extras (Just Because) LJ ✅ - Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • 40.4 km ride - Day 31 - Grand Finale (GCC 2020) - Saturday, October 31, 2020
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  • 64.0 km ride - Day 27 - It’s only wind - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 38.8 km ride - Day 23 - Muzz 1k Finale - Friday, October 23, 2020
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    Logged this ride 41 days ago
  • 64.6 km ride - Day 22 - 🎯 - Thursday, October 22, 2020
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    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • 61.7 km ride - Day 20 - Not Long Now - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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  • 53.8 km ride - Day 19 - Fresh is best. - Monday, October 19, 2020
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    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • Grovers 4000 - Day 18
    18 Oct 2020

    Grover’s 4000 - Update Day 18

    4000km In 31 Days.

    To all the Grover’s 4000 supporters and those that have donated to either Liam, Tony, Murray or myself let me tell you we are smashing the KMs en route to 4000.

    It’s been a big weekend with some of the following highlights.

    Liam - Back to Back rides on both Saturday 61km and Sunday 52.0k to boost his totals to 624.0km. This is a huge effort for a bloke that is on the road to Melbourne for work five days a week.

    Murray - Joined Liam for back to back rides as well as accumulating a 61.6km ride and a 55.1km trek.

    Murray now sits at 764.6km and will have no issues in pushing to 1000 in the next 13 days.

    Matt (yours truly) earned a day off today (Sunday) after belting out a PB of 127.7km on Day 17. A great ride into the Crit Track to meet the boys and smash a few laps before a return trip back to Curlewis. My totals currently sit at 877.1km and with only 123km to go to the target.

    The story of the weekend however goes to our Professor, Mr Tony Joel who has notched up two rides over the weekend totalling 155.5km. That’s pretty cool and a good effort for the weekend however it’s gets better. Tony has now passed the 1000km target on Day 18 of the 31 day challenge. Outstanding effort. 👏 👏 👏 🥂

    For all our Grover’s 4000 supporters your donations have inspired us all, we have not and will not let you down on our way to 4000km. Who knows even that target may be increased just like the fundraising goals we have changed regularly given your generosity.

    Some interesting Stats:

    Murray - 12 Rides, longest ride 122k, 235km to go.

    Tony - 20 Rides, longest ride 121km, hit the target 1000km on Day 18.

    Liam - 11 Rides, longest ride, 102km, 376km to go.

    Matt - 14 Rides, longest ride 128km, 123km to go.

    TOTAL - 57 Rides for 3272.1km

    728km to go for the Grover’s 4000km target.

    Now the best part:

    Fundraising Stats - Number of Sponsors 236

    Current National Ranking 14th

    Total funds raised - $18,234.91

    Last Wednesday the GCC 2020 had a generous donor that matched up to 68% of all contributions made on that day. We received an extra $1396.26 in donations to our totals from the double up day. Well done to you all.

    So - that’s a wrap for the Grover’s 4000 team after Day 18. It’s been amazing so far to receive so much support and to have contributed over $18,000 so far to the Medical Research for Kids fighting Cancer is unbelievable.

    We cannot thank you guys enough, you have inspired us all to ride like the wind and smash this challenge. Help us now pass the magical $20,000 figure by spreading our message to your family, friends and colleagues.

    Thank you and talk to you wonderful people in a few days.

    Matt on behalf of Liam, Tony and Murray.

    Grovers 4000 towards 20k.

    Grovers 4000 - Day 18
    Posted 46 days ago
  • 127.7 km ride - Day 17 - Who would have thought! - Saturday, October 17, 2020
    Logged this ride 48 days ago
  • Half Way - Grover’s 4000 Update.
    16 Oct 2020

    Hello Legends,

    We have hit the half way mark, and it’s fair to say we are helping to kick cancers butt.

    The team - Liam, Tony, Murray and yours truly are in full flight and have amassed 2708.5km of the 4000 total.

    Team Updates:

    Tony - 823.9km Complete

    Liam - 511.0 Complete

    Murray - 624.2km Complete

    Matt - 749.4km Complete

    In the best news ever and the whole reason behind our teams pedalling prowess we have altered our goal from $10,000 to $15,000 and because our supporters have been so generous we have now passed $18,000 bucks.

    That my friends is UNBELIEVABLE.

    We even had a feature article in the Geelong Advertiser which was great publicity for the GCC 2020.

    Every time we put our bum on the seat, every km we ride, every turn we take, every hill we climb, every puncture we endure, every fall (only me 😉) we have, every mongrel that we encounter that’s hates cyclists, every bloody magpie that swoops is all well and truly worth it to support these little battlers fighting this disease. it’s worth it because we have had an amazing amount of support through generous donations.

    You guys rock.

    Did I think we would get $10,000 - YES

    Did I think we could get $20,000 - NO

    So - let’s do this, please keep spreading the word to your family, friends and fellow workers and tell them about the Grover’s 4000 team and what are goals are and what the challenge is about.

    It’s not about Matt, Liam, Murray or Tony, it’s all about the $$$$ and contributing as much as we can do ensure the future is as bright as possible for our little champions.

    Thank you - So much.

    Matt - Liam - Tony - Murray

    Grovers 4000

    Half Way - Grover’s 4000 Update.
    Posted 49 days ago
  • 70.9 km ride - Day 15 - Inspired - Thursday, October 15, 2020
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    Logged this ride 50 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 50 days ago
  • 46.8 km ride - Day 14 - Quickfire 90mins after work - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Logged this ride 50 days ago
  • 64.9 km ride - Day 12 - After Work Ride - Monday, October 12, 2020
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    Logged this ride 52 days ago
  • 60.4 km ride - Day 11 - Grover’s 4000 - Sunday, October 11, 2020
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  • 53.4 km ride - Day 10 - Smile Boys 📸 - Saturday, October 10, 2020
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  • 40.0 km ride - Day 8 - Perimeter Check - Thursday, October 8, 2020
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  • One week in - ride like the wind.
    7 Oct 2020

    Hi All,

    We are now one week into the challenge and what a great start. Clicked over $13,000 in funds raised now and we have notched almost 1300km completed of the 4000 target after just seven days.

    It’s been a big start, we have Liam our night rider clicking Ks in the dark, we have Sienna and Lucas pushing their old man to his limits and Murray who is trying to equal the amount of kilometres he puts into each of his 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲 🚲.

    As for me, to say I am surprising myself is an understatement, seven days in, 400 on the board, survived a fall and some nice bruising to show for it and luckily I am feeling good.

    We are riding and getting it done purely because of the generous support you all have shown towards the fight for Kids Cancer.

    We want the total to keep climbing so please please spread the word amongst your family and friends and encourage them to donate.

    All we need now is the rain and the wind to bugger off for a few days / weeks and we will smash this goal.

    Thanks again to each and everyone of our supporters and Kids fighting Cancer donors.

    We are the riders - you are the rockstars.

    Regards

    Matt Flapper on behalf of Tony. Liam and Murray.

    Grovers 4000.

    One week in - ride like the wind.
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 80.8 km ride - Day 7 - Road Trip (Beat the rain) - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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    Logged this ride 58 days ago
  • 61.2 km ride - Day 6 - Morning Madness - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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  • 100.4 km ride - Day 4 - Raise the Bat. - Sunday, October 4, 2020
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  • 27.9 km ride - Day 3 - It’s all about the kids. - Saturday, October 3, 2020
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    Logged this ride 61 days ago
  • 47.4 km ride - Day 2 - Hello Magpies, Hello Wind - Friday, October 2, 2020
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    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • 23.1 km ride - Day 1 - Session 2 (just because 😉) - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • 72.1 km ride - Day 1 - Grover’s 4000 (GCC) - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • Final Preps - Grover’s 4000
    27 Sep 2020

    Out and about on a beautiful Sunday morning with the boys. A nice trek to Torquay and back, final preparations before next Thursday 1st October when our Grover’s 4000km gets underway.

    We can’t thank our generous donors/supporters enough with our current total close to $10,000.

    My individual fundraising goal was $5k and sits now at over $6k which is amazing and mind blowing and I and our team are so very grateful however I am going for gold and announcing its now 10k.

    We will change our team goal to 15k. 😉

    Can it be done?

    Well if you good people can continue to spread the word and encourage people to jump on board with us then of course it can.

    Any promotion of our ride and exposure of the cause can only help generate public interest. It’s not about Matt, Tony, Liam or Murray or Grover’s 4000 it’s all about the kids.

    Giving our next generation every opportunity in life that they deserve.

    It’s all about the kids.

    Let’s do this - together we achieve more.

    Regards

    Matt Flapper

    Tony Joel, Liam Power, Murray Noonan

    Grovers 4000.

    Final Preps - Grover’s 4000
    Posted 67 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 76 days ago
  • Sunday Session Grover’s 4000
    13 Sep 2020

    All aboard this morning for a Sunday Session. Grovers 4000 turning out 50km each.

    Kitted out in our new Grover’s 4000 jersey. Looking the part and gearing up for October. A big thank you to Ann Maree at Coastal Uniforms Ocean Grove. What a great job.

    A big shout out thus far to our generous supporters, you guys have given us every reason to be ready to tackle the 1000km each. Please continue to spread the word to your family and friends and encourage them to join us for the fight for Cancer.

    Thanks again and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our starting date.

    Matt, Tony, Liam and Murray

    Grovers 4000.

    Sunday Session Grover’s 4000
    Posted 81 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 90 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 95 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 102 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 104 days ago
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