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.
Pre Challenge15 Sep 2019
In Broken Hill, we are experiencing what is known as "show weather." This basically consists of high winds and lots of dust. I didn't make my km goal last year as I had some issues with my knees. This year I've had some physio intervention in between and I'm confident that I should be able to make the 100km target I've set, and hopefully be able to adjust that total to a higher amount.
I've done a couple of training rides in preparation for next month, and I even convinced Jason to come with me on my first one... Let's just say it'll be a while before we're going on romantic bike rides through wineries.
I'm also hoping to go for a couple of rides with the kids this year, especially over the school holidays. This has meant trying to teach Ben how to ride without training wheels. At his insistence, I brought bandaids outside while he tried, and so far I'm the only one with grazed legs from his attempts!
Today I rode a bit further than my usual start to the challenge- out to the sculptures turn off and home again (just over 13km). The head wind wasn't great, there was a little more traffic than usual with lots of tourists in town for the Broken Heel festival, and the Sunday dirt bike riders didn't help the dust situation. Overall, it was a nice, fairly easy ride, especially with the wind at my back on the way home.
I've achieved a milestone today as well - I can now do 10 revolutions of the pedals without falling off the bike (by "now," I mean I've done it once - the rest of the tries were about 3 revolutions and veering off to the side of the road).Posted 3 days ago
$250 raised to fight kids' cancer!
I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.Posted 48 days ago
Mark Craven$124.20Received this donation 48 days ago
Ruth Sharp$41.40Received this donation 48 days ago
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Rachel Harvey$72.45Received this donation 48 days ago