Peter Shortman

Peter Shortman
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 1,018.7 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 214th
  • State: 13th in SA
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $2,636.42 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

2 Aug 2019

Hi,

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

My goal is to pedal 1,000 kilometres throughout the month & raise more than $2000.

This is my 4th year & so far have raised $5746 & ridden 3010km for this cause.

Cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia - 3 children die of cancer every week.

To show my support, I am taking on this 30-day challenge to support cancer research and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

As usual it will be a tough month with including running a half marathon, but it's nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day.

Please make a donation through my fundraising page to support my challenge. Or if you wish you can sign up as well via my page & join my team "LET'S DO THIS".

All funds raised will support Children's Medical Research Institute in their work to develop treatments and find a cure for all childhood cancers.

Cheers

My Challenge

  • 42.5 km ride - Final #gccoz2019 ride & km - Thursday, 31 October 2019
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 44.0 km ride - 2nd last day - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • 43.9 km ride - 3 days to go - Tuesday, 29 October 2019
    Logged this ride 44 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 45 days ago
  • 42.8 km ride - 4 days to go - Monday, 28 October 2019
    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • Week 4 of Great Cycle Challenge -- Heading into the final days
    28 Oct 2019

    This is why

    Donate what you can

    $228 to go and 155 to ride

    Together we can do this

    Https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/riders/PeterShortman

    5-year-old Ivy-Jean has just 5 MONTHS left of treatment! She went into the hospital last week for a dose of IV chemotherapy.

    Everything went to plan, and this little champ was feeling good…if not a little tired from the 3hr drive there and the 2hr wait. Watching the smurfs movie kept her happy though, she’s all about them at the moment.

    Ivy-Jean has been fighting pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for 2 years now, and while there have been some tough times...she’s KICKING IT’S BUTT.

    Happily she only has 5 months of treatment left!

    Keeping this brave little cancer fighter in mind as during these last days of the challenge. LET’S DO THIS FOR IVY-JEAN!

    Remember JustCuts Modbury have provided two complimentary style haircut vouchers to be raffled off to two individuals who make a $10 or more donation. Winners will be drawn Friday 8 November 2019.

    #walkervillephysiotherapy #myridesalisbury #focusshoulder #gccoz #gccoz2019 #kickkidscancerinthebutt #cityholden

    Week 4 of Great Cycle Challenge -- Heading into the final days
    Posted 45 days ago
  • 61.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, October 27, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • 62.3 km ride - Lunch Ride - Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 47 days ago
  • 224.5 km ride - 21-25 October - Friday, 25 October 2019
    Logged this ride 48 days ago
  • Week 3 of Great Cycle Challenge 2019
    21 Oct 2019

    Since the last update we are now at $2267!

    Thank you all who have donated.

    Lets see if we can crack the $2500 target!

    Remember ALL monies raised will support Children's Medical Research Institute in their work to develop treatments and find a cure for all childhood cancers.

    Donate through my fundraising page to support my challenge.

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

    Or

    If you wish to pay cash please contact me by return email.

    I must thank Walkerville Physio for a very generous donation and City Holden for their donation plus Just Cuts Modbury for providing two complimentary style haircut vouchers to be raffled off to two individuals who make a $10 or more donation.

    Last week whilst I didn't meet any interesting characters during my rides I did however endure throughout the whole 100km 35kph+ gusty headwinds on Saturday leaving me with very unhappy legs. The tree photo doesn't really do the wind justice though. Still it's nothing compared to what these kids go through.

    #walkervillephysiotherapy #myridesalisbury #focusshoulder #gccoz #gccoz2019 #kickkidscancerinthebutt #cityholden

    Week 3 of Great Cycle Challenge 2019
    Posted 52 days ago
  • 100.2 km ride - SOB windy as f - Saturday, 19 October 2019

    From Angle Vale

    Logged this ride 54 days ago
  • 148.9 km ride - Week 3 15-18/10 starting to step it up - Friday, 18 October 2019
    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • 124.6 km ride - Week two 8-11 Oct - Friday, 11 October 2019
    Logged this ride 62 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 63 days ago
  • 123.6 km ride - Week 1 - light week until half marathon is run - Friday, 4 October 2019

    From Adelaide metro

    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 74 days ago
  • Tuesday is day one!
    27 Sep 2019

    4 days to start date

    34 days to get donations in but why leave it to the last minute donate today!

    Thanks to those already donated we're at $482 of the $2000 target.

    Remember, in Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week.

    Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!

    Click on the link to follow my progress & donate.

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/riders/PeterShortman

    Tuesday is day one!
    Posted 76 days ago
  • Riding to fight kids' cancer
    13 Sep 2019

    My Great Cycle Challenge kit has arrived!

    So common donate and follow my efforts throughout October and help kick Kids cancers butt.

    #gccoz #gccoz2019 #kickcancersbutt #MyRideSalisbury #AvantiBikes #WalkervillePhysiotherapy #FocusShoulderSpecialists #garminau #TriahtlonSA

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/riders/PeterShortman

    Riding to fight kids' cancer
    Posted 90 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 106 days ago
  • 10 days since 2019 launch
    12 Aug 2019

    Well it's 10 days since 2019 GCC was launched and many thanks to those who've already donated.

    This year GCC have deemed me as a champion, I don't believe I am but they do and have asked me to help encourage more participants and possibly have some group rides. I have therefore set up a team called "Let's do this" and I'd live to encourage everyone who signs up to ride and raise to sign up to the team as well. It's also ok to just donate as well

    Thank you for whatever way you support.

    Cheers

    PeterS

    10 days since 2019 launch
    Posted 122 days ago
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