Rachel Harvey

Rachel Harvey
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 0.0 km ? My goal is 100 km
My Rankings
  • National: 805th
  • State: 255th in NSW
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $258.75 My goal is $500 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.

Rachel

My Challenge

  • Pre Challenge
    15 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).

    Pre Challenge
    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
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