Sheralyn van Egmond

Sheralyn van Egmond
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 303.2 km My goal is 500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 4346th
  • State: 1504th in Vic
  • My Team: 6th
I've raised $394.31 to fight kids' cancer 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.


My Challenge

  • 14.0 km ride - Day 16 - Family ride with lots of baby swamp hens - Saturday, 16 October 2021
    Logged this ride 12 hours ago
  • 11.3 km ride - Day 15 - Wet, Muddy, Miserable Fun - Friday, 15 October 2021
    Logged this ride 1 day ago
  • 16.4 km ride - Day 14 - Part B with three and four kids - Thursday, 14 October 2021
    Logged this ride 3 days ago
  • 10.3 km ride - Day 14 - Part A with two kids - Thursday, 14 October 2021
    Logged this ride 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 3 days ago
  • 13.1 km ride - Day 13 - Kick Cancer's Butt Day - Wednesday, 13 October 2021
    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 34.6 km ride - Day 12 - Exploring Parks and Places with Jono - Tuesday, 12 October 2021
    Logged this ride 5 days ago
  • 12.7 km ride - Day 11 - Cygnet spotting with Jono & Aleah - Monday, 11 October 2021
    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • Day 6 – The Eureka Trail
    10 Oct 2021

    I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve put an update on, but I have been faithfully riding each day, just not faithfully writing about it. So, let’s look back at Day 6 when I rode the Eureka Trail. I don’t know about you, but when I think about the term “Eureka” I envision a glimmering lump of gold, being held aloft in the dirt caked hands of a miner, as the word echoes jubilantly out of cracked sunburnt lips. However, if I was to discover a nice nugget, (I can dream) I would not be yelling it out for all the world to hear, on the contrary I would be keeping it under wraps and not divulging the location to anyone! So where did the term Eureka come from? As much of the English language, it has its roots in Greek, from the word ‘heurēka’ meaning “I have found it.” The most notable story of someone shouting this out was a wet, naked Archimedes as he ran through the city streets in the excitement of having taken a bath and discovered the law of buoyancy. Some people are excited about baths. But there was a connection to gold, as Archimedes was able to then use this principle to confirm whether the King had been gypped by his goldsmith in the making of his crown. Sure enough the goldsmith had substituted the weight of gold with other metals and pocketed some of the gold for himself.

    There are also people today with similar observational and analytical skills that use their gifts in research and science. It is no walk in the park for them to become an expert in their field. They undertake years of training and research and are held accountable to peer reviews and verification of findings. The progress in medical science has been amazing, however research and development cannot be undertaken without resources and is limited to the amount of money given in funding. In particular children’s cancer has so many unknowns that by donating to the Great Cycle Challenge these funds allow amazing scientists to have their Eureka moments, although I truly hope they don’t run around naked!

    If you are wanting to donate, perhaps wait until Wednesday October 13, when a generous anonymous donor will match donations up to a total of 1 million dollars. That means a donation of $50 would turn into $100!

    The Eureka Trail in Ballarat starts on the corner of Lydiard Street and Sturt Street and follows the journey the police and soldiers took from their camp here on this high point, down along the Yarrowee River and across to the Eureka Stockade where they clashed with the miners on that fateful day December 3, 1854. The trail is marked by blue posts and an occasional information board. Although many of the trail markings have fallen into a state of disrepair, it is still an interesting trip to walk or ride. Once near the site of the Eureka Stockade you can then view the Eureka flag in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) and perhaps follow the miners trail back to the top of Bakery Hill where the miners frequently journeyed for their meetings and protests. 110 kms down … 390 to go.

    Day 6 – The Eureka Trail
    Posted 6 days ago
  • 23.2 km ride - Day 10 - Canadian Creek Trail and Yarrowee Plantation with the Lad - Sunday, 10 October 2021
    Logged this ride 7 days ago
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