Michael Stoetzer

Michael Stoetzer
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
I've Ridden 1,109.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 149th
  • State: 14th in SA
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $4,315.12 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

18 Oct 2020

“Children make your life important.” Erma Bombeck, American humorist

Once again this year during October, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

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. I am riding and raising funds to support the work of the Children's Medical Research Institute. Their work focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support my challenge by donating through my fundraising page to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Together, we can save little lives.

I will be using the spin bike at the Gym and will be doing various outdoor rides.

Thanks for your support.

My Challenge

  • 21.6 km ride - First Day of Gym Lockdown - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • And it is done for 2020.
    31 Oct 2020

    31 days have passed which means the end of the Great Cycle Challenge for 2020. Feeling a mixed bag of emotions at the end of this challenge.

    Ride Goal 1000kms ✅ 1087kms

    Fundraising Goal $1000 ✅

    Revised Fundraising Goal $3000 ✅ Final total $4212.

    Legs waxed ✅

    Wearing a Tutu for the final day's rides ✅ Thank you, Alice.

    For those of you who know what MEPs are, I achieved 9255 MEPs over the month. Just shy of the 10000 MEPs.

    Today's rides included quick 40-minute spin at the gym for 16kms then followed by the River Torrens Linear Park - Henley Beach to Athlestone and back - for 67kms. Also, it is dedicated to all the kids and their families with who are enduring and have endured the horrible big 'C' journey.

    Thank you to all of my sponsors. Even the smallest amounts all add up. I am still lost words when it comes to generosity this year. (Okay, maybe there was an incentive.) The words of motivation and encouragement only pushed me to achieve this year's goals even more. A massive shout out Gail Merritt, Angelina Robinson and Tara Brodie for doing the challenge with me this year. This year did not see a week or more sick or off with severe back pain. I achieved a couple of personal bests over the 31 days. Bring on 2021.

    And it is done for 2020.
    Posted 23 days ago
  • 67.3 km ride - Henley Beach to Athelstone - Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 16.0 km ride - Spin with Gail - Saturday, 31 October 2020
    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 1000km done!!
    30 Oct 2020

    1000kms smashed!!! Feeling great.

    Bring on tomorrow.

    1000km done!!
    Posted 24 days ago
  • 42.1 km ride - The 1000km Target Ride - Friday, October 30, 2020
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    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 19.3 km ride - Jamestown to Bundaleer Forest - Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 8.8 km ride - Wirrabara Trail - Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 5.0 km ride - Wirrabara Forrest - Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 47.6 km ride - Flinders Rail Trial Take 2 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Gym Spin Chain Needed Cleaning - Tuesday, 27 October 2020
    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 38.9 km ride - Reynella Moana Loop - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 48.0 km ride - Flinders Rail Trial - Monday, October 26, 2020
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    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • 11.1 km ride - Wilmington Town Ride - Sunday, October 25, 2020
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    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 20.8 km ride - Morning Moana Loop - Friday, October 23, 2020
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    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - A Grey MEP Morning Spin - Thursday, 22 October 2020
    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • Waxing day
    21 Oct 2020

    It is nearly here. Friday no more leg hair day.

    We are starting around about 5 pm at the EFM Noarlunga.

    Posted 33 days ago
  • 67.4 km ride - City Coast Loop - Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 100.9 km ride - Port Adelaide to Gawler and back - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • 10.4 km ride - Ride home from AEU - Monday, October 19, 2020
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    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • 9.5 km ride - Ride to the AEU - Monday, October 19, 2020
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    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • Halfway Point and Waxing Event
    18 Oct 2020

    This weekend saw me reach the half waypoint — so 458kms to go. Kick Cancers' Butt Day, and this week in general, saw over $2000 donated to help with the fight/research.

    I indicated that if I reached the $3000, my legs would be waxed. Well, I am way above that target, and the matching donations were not needed. All sponsors can participate in waxing my legs (so there is still time to donate). My gym franchisee has kindly allowed me to use the gym this Friday. My gym is EFM Noarlunga, located on the TAFE Noarlunga site, and this will happen from 5pm. If you would like to come, please let me know as there are COVID limits. At the present stage, it may be a live event on here if there is enough interest. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Today's ride was the Amy Gillett Bikeway. It was a little chilly, though riding back from Mount Torrens into the wind.

    Halfway Point and Waxing Event
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 32.2 km ride - Amy Gillett Bikeway - Sunday, October 18, 2020
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    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 17.0 km ride - Rockies of Colarado Virtual Spin - Saturday, 17 October 2020
    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • 46.8 km ride - Friday Night Ride - Friday, October 16, 2020
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • Smashed It!!
    15 Oct 2020

    To my sponsors, you helped smash the $3000 target with your generosity and kindness (and now my legs are going to get waxed). I am just shy of $4000 after the matching was added. I am gobsmacked at the fact I am 13th in the SA. Please continue to spread the word to help raise money for this good cause.

    Week Two is completed. I need to have a rest. I am currently at 45% of my ride goal, and with the many words of encouragement, I am more determined to achieve the 1000km target.

    Thank you once again for your sponsorship.

    Smashed It!!
    Posted 40 days ago
  • 45.9 km ride - Stuart O'Grady Group Ride - Thank you David. - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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    Logged this ride 41 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 41 days ago
  • 26.5 km ride - This afternoon's ride - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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    Logged this ride 41 days ago
  • 43.0 km ride - Port Adelaide to Salisbury Substitute - Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 19.0 km ride - Code Red Spin - Monday, 12 October 2020
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 30.0 km ride - Sunday Evening Ride - Sunday, October 11, 2020
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    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • So, it happens.
    9 Oct 2020

    On Thursday, I achieved my first fundraising goal. I am currently at $1445, with some generous donations, and have completed 281kms. After some careful consideration and discussion, I have decided to increase my goal to $3000. I would have increased my kilometres. But, in the true nature of cycling, I will get my legs waxed if I reach the revised target.

    More details will follow regarding when and where it happens.

    This Wednesday (October 14) is Kick Cancer's Butt Day and we're asking YOU to take action to give cancer the butt-kicking it deserves! A group of awesome supporters will MATCH ALL DONATIONS received today, to the value of $1,016,000.

    Posted 45 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - Morning Spin - Saturday, 10 October 2020
    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • 31.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride #GCC20 - Friday, October 9, 2020
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    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - Quick Spin - Thursday, 8 October 2020
    Logged this ride 47 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 47 days ago
  • One Week Down
    7 Oct 2020

    It has been an interesting 7 days. Some long rides and some short ones. I found it much easier to ride. I am grateful for the donations and words of support.

    Bring on Week 2 and some mountain biking.

    Posted 47 days ago
  • 51.0 km ride - Spin Bike on a rainy day - Wednesday, 7 October 2020
    Logged this ride 48 days ago
  • 50.4 km ride - The Riesling Trial Clare to Alburn - Sunday, October 4, 2020
    Logged this ride 51 days ago
  • 20.0 km ride - Virtual Spin with Gail - Saturday, 3 October 2020
    Logged this ride 52 days ago
  • 16.3 km ride - 'Easy' Day 2 Ride. - Friday, October 2, 2020
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    Logged this ride 53 days ago
  • 73.1 km ride - First Ride for the GCC20. - Thursday, 1 October 2020
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    Logged this ride 54 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 55 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 60 days ago
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