Rachael Alford

Rachael Alford
Riding for Jayden
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 1,222.8 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 176th
  • State: 7th in NT
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $3,887.56 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Jayden

I am riding for cancer survivors, those undergoing treatment and those not lucky enough to have beaten childhood cancer. May all survivors go forth and live full and wondeful lives, and the memories of all the beautiful Angel's and how they touched each and every one of us be forever etched in our hearts.

My Story

12 Sep 2020

Most will know my story involving childhood cancer. Just 1 month after my eldest boy Jaydens 3rd birthday, we got the news that he had Leukaemia.

Thankfully, Jayden's story was a successful 1, responding well to all treatment, being cancer free now for 13 years.

Unfortunately not everyone's journey goes to plan, with cancer being 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 hopefully 1 day...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

  • 25.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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  • 60.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, November 22, 2020
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  • 20.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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  • 19.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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  • 61.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, November 8, 2020
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    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • 33.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 47.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, October 29, 2020
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  • 13.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 42.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • 52.6 km ride - GCC day??? home stretch - Sunday, October 25, 2020
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    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 45.6 km ride - GCC week 4, almost there - Saturday, October 24, 2020
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  • 25.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • 66.8 km ride - GCC Sunday roll - Sunday, October 18, 2020
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    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • 13.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 17, 2020
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • Grateful, heartfelt rant
    15 Oct 2020

    FYI long, heart felt rant ahead.

    The generosity of Australians never ceases to amaze me, especially with the year we have all had.

    I feel so privileged to be a small part of this worthwhile challenge, and am so very grateful to EVERYONE who has donated. A special thanks goes to the following legends, for their support, help and generosity:

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ my beautiful Billy, who's had to hear me bang on about this for the past 2+ months,

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ the other members of my team....Top End Tri Hards....who have gone along with my crazy ideas, also listened to me bang on, and together helped raised over $12,000 πŸ™

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Top End Athletic Movement, who helped me recruit members and also organize and run a fundraising trail run, which was AWESOME by the way

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ the businesses who have donated to our teams raffle.....Wicked NRG; Blue Cycles; The Foreshore Cafe; Pint Club; Croc Candy; my beautiful hairdresser, Hair by Mel

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Blue Cycles who donated equipment and energy gels to keep the team rolling throughout October

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ 2 Darwin bike groups...The Centaurians and Darwin 28ers, who have helped me organise group rides, helping local GCC legends to achieve their riding goals

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Andrew Pratt and Archie who let some of us tag along on a fantastic group ride to Mandorah

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Amy Kirke who has been a huge help with raffle prizes and organising for us to sell tix at Pint footy home games

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Em Hen, a dear friend who has kept team members company on most of our early morning rides, and been a rock of support

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Yolande Davidge who gave me the idea and courage to make this years challenge bigger than myself

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Poppy at Nakara After school hours care who have helped us sell chocolates and spread the word

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Darwin Triathlon Club who have helped me to recruit members, and get the word out about the trail run

    πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ multiple people and small businesses who have let me get the word out on their face book pages.

    The month is not over yet, there's still money to be raised and lots of kms to be ridden. Again, a HUGE thank you to the Darwin community, and my friends and family, who together have helped me with this challenge, I am truly grateful.

    Posted 40 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
  • 49.9 km ride - GCC day I've lost count..sore legs, numb butt - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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  • 31.5 km ride - GCC day stiff sore tired! - Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 44 days ago
  • 122.9 km ride - Night Ride - Sunday, October 11, 2020
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  • Local Business heros
    9 Oct 2020

    Huge shout out to 5 Darwin local businesses who have donated products and vouchers to our Great Cycle Challenge raffle.

    Final prize draw includes:

    1) 2 * cycle Jersey and sock sets from blue Cycles

    2) $50 Wicked NRG voucher

    3) Pure Organic Haircare giftpack and hairbrush from Hair by Mel

    4) $50 Pint Club food and beverage voucher

    5) $50 Foreshore Cafe voucher

    6 prizes in all, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

    Tix are $2 each or 3 for $5. If youd like a chance to win 1 of these amazing prizes, come down to the Pint Club home games tomorrow, or follow the below link and drop me a message so I can put some tix aside for you.

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/RachaelAlford/d

    Posted 47 days ago
  • 8.0 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, October 9, 2020
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  • 46.6 km ride - GCC day 9 - Friday, October 9, 2020
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  • 6.8 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, October 8, 2020
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  • 31.1 km ride - GCC week 2 day 1 - Thursday, October 8, 2020
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  • 45.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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  • 50.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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  • 28.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, October 5, 2020
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  • 15.1 km ride - Lunch Ride - Monday, October 5, 2020
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  • 70.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, October 4, 2020
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  • 85.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 3, 2020
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  • 5.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, October 2, 2020
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  • Darwin GCC Kick start ride
    1 Oct 2020

    A great ride was had by some GCC legends last night, with an easy kick start.

    Darwin GCC Kick start ride
    Posted 54 days ago
  • 40.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, October 2, 2020
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  • 13.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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  • Day 1
    1 Oct 2020

    And we're off...day 1 of my 800km challenge. SOOO exciting!

    Posted 55 days ago
  • Day 1
    1 Oct 2020

    And we're off...day 1 of my 800km challenge. SOOO exciting!

    Posted 55 days ago
  • Day 1
    1 Oct 2020

    And we're off...day 1 of my 800km challenge. SOOO exciting!

    Day 1
    Posted 55 days ago
  • 17.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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  • 21.8 km ride - Great Cycle Challenge starter - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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  • 4.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, October 1, 2020
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  • Radio plug
    25 Sep 2020

    Wow how exciting, yesterday I got to chat with Sarah from Hot100 about the GCC. Together we let Darwin know about the challenge, and how they can help in our fight to KICK KIDS CANCER'S BUTT!

    Thanks for having me on your show Sarah

    Radio plug
    Posted 60 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 64 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 71 days ago
  • Blue Cycles donation
    13 Sep 2020

    Wow we are so excited.

    HUGE thanks to Blue Cycles. They have ensured that our team have plenty of supplies to help keep us rolling this October.

    Their generosity has seen the donation of:

    Spare tyres & tubes and gas canisters for those sneaky flats

    Energy gels to help us keep our strength up

    Bike cleaner to keep our rides shiny....makes us ride faster didn't you know ;0)

    Socks and jerseys so we look good while we tick away the kms

    Thanks again, your support is helping us in our fight to KICK KIDS CANCER'S BUTT!!!!!

    Blue Cycles donation
    Posted 73 days ago
  • GCC Champion
    21 Aug 2020

    Hi friends.

    This year, I have been given the honour of being chosen by the Childhood Medical Research Institute to be a Great Cycle Challenge champion.

    This means I am available to offer support for anyone in the Darwin Chapter, and have taken on the challenge of getting the word out about the GCC into the Darwin community and beyond.

    I'm so pumped to be participating on a different level this year. Please show your support in any way you can...even if its just a high 5/elbow tap when you see me out and about.

    GCC Champion
    Posted 96 days ago
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