Tanja Kubitza

Tanja Kubitza
Riding in memory of 2 of our young students, my cousin Jens, my uncle Gerd and my grandmothers
In Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week. Please sponsor Mariam and me, and support our challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!
I've Ridden 254.7 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 69th
  • State: 12th in Vic
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $4,009.20 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

2 of our young students, my cousin Jens, my uncle Gerd and my grandmothers

2 of our young students, my cousin Jens, my uncle Gerd and my grandmothers

Dedicating all our rides to everyone currently fighting cancer, and all who’ve gained their wings: You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. This October, we’ll be riding for you!

My Story

6 Aug 2019

This will be my 7th year of riding in the Great Cycle Challenge and of course, my 12-year-old daughter Mariam is on board with me once again. Even my recovering from another surgery won’t stop us 👊🏻.

CANCER is STILL the LARGEST SINGLE KILLER OF CHILDREN from disease in Australia – over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and 3 die EVERY WEEK.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

We’re passionate to continue riding to keep hope alive by supporting the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their incredible work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support our challenge by DONATING ON THIS fundraising page to give these kids, their families and friends, the brighter futures they all deserve.

TOGETHER, we can save little lives.

My Challenge

  • We did it!!!
    6 Nov 2019

    It's been another amazing and successful year of fundraising and an absolute hounour to be riding along such an awesome and supportive GCC community.

    A very special THANK YOU to every single one of you who has supported us for the first time this year or over the cause of the past years: Your incredible generosity a seventh year in a row has touched our hearts and will see us continue our fight to find a cure for childhood cancers in 2020 ...

    We did it!!!
    Posted 37 days ago
  • It's the final day...let's smash it!
    31 Oct 2019
    It's the final day...let's smash it!
    Posted 43 days ago
  • 24.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, 31 October 2019
    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • 15.8 km ride - After work ride - Monday, 28 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • 9.1 km ride - Ride to work - Monday, 28 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 46 days ago
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get ...
    27 Oct 2019

    their GCC jerseys and personalised mugs delivered. Needless to say, we love them!

    Thank you Julie, Greg and the GCC team and Moose for the awesome mugs 👌🏻

    When the going gets tough, the tough get ...
    Posted 46 days ago
  • 5.1 km ride - Ride2Work - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    From Home to Al Siraat College

    Logged this ride 57 days ago
  • 12.2 km ride - After work ride - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • 3.7 km ride - Ride2School with the kids - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • Warburton Rail Trail (Group) Ride
    13 Oct 2019

    Perfect morning to be out on our bikes: Riding the Warburton Rail Trail from/to Woori Yallock Station with a midday coffee stop at Cog bike café in Warburton before returning along the river.

    This was advertised as a group ride and although we ended up being just 4 people, it was nice to ride with Carole and chat along the way.

    Well done to Mariam for doing 37.6km today 👌🏻

    Warburton Rail Trail (Group) Ride
    Posted 61 days ago
  • Warburton Rail Trail
    13 Oct 2019
    Warburton Rail Trail
    Posted 61 days ago
  • 37.6 km ride - Warburton Rail Trail - Sunday, 13 October 2019

    From Woori Yollack Station

    Logged this ride 61 days ago
  • Warburton Rail Trail
    13 Oct 2019
    Warburton Rail Trail
    Posted 61 days ago
  • Warburton Rail Trail Group Ride
    13 Oct 2019
    Warburton Rail Trail Group Ride
    Posted 61 days ago
  • 37.6 km ride - Mariam’s Warburton Rail Trail Ride - Sunday, 13 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 61 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 64 days ago
  • Radio interview podcast
    8 Oct 2019

    Mariam and I were invited to give a radio interview on World Cancer Research Day on 24 September about their annual participation in the Great Cycle Challenge for kids fighting cancer.

    Thank you Denise Kuchmar from our local radio station Plenty Valley FM 88.6 for giving us the opportunity to talk about our annual fundraiser for cancer kids on your show and for spontaneously doubling up the interview time.

    We look forward to being back on air at the end of October with an update on our fundraising efforts.

    You can listen to the podcast via the related publication below:

    https://www.alsiraat.vic.edu.au/publications/downloads/Afternoons%2024%20SEP19%20Podcast%20Great%20Cycle%20Ride%20Oct%202019%20V2%20Final.mp3

    Radio interview podcast
    Posted 65 days ago
  • Everyone was a winner today ✌🏼
    6 Oct 2019
    Everyone was a winner today ✌🏼
    Posted 67 days ago
  • Ride Around the Bay Impressions
    6 Oct 2019

    Had a great day out in the city, riding around the bay today. Wind and weather held up well 👌🏻

    Ride Around the Bay Impressions
    Posted 67 days ago
  • My longest ride so far
    6 Oct 2019

    Today, I joined thousands of other cyclists in the annual Ride Around the Bay. The ticket was courtesy of the fabulous Sakinah from the Sydney Cycling Sisters who nailed 135km today 👌🏻 I was happy with my 20km around the Bay plus an extra 21km along the Darebin Creek Trail afterwards.

    My longest ride so far
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 41.3 km ride - Ride Around the Bay (20km) plus Darebin Creek Trail - Sunday, 6 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • Mariam’s first Mtb Black Run
    5 Oct 2019

    Mariam was riding a black run on the Forrest mtb trails for a first time. The steep and technical climbs were a bit much for her but she did great and nailed it in the end :) Well done, Mariam!!!

    Mariam’s first Mtb Black Run
    Posted 69 days ago
  • Mariam Riding in Forrest (Trail 5)
    5 Oct 2019
    Mariam Riding in Forrest (Trail 5)
    Posted 69 days ago
  • Mariam Riding in Forrest (Trail 4)
    5 Oct 2019
    Mariam Riding in Forrest (Trail 4)
    Posted 69 days ago
  • 11.5 km ride - Forrest mtb trails 14 and 15 - Thursday, 3 October 2019

    From Forrest Tiger Rail Trail to Upper Yaughter Trail Head

    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • 9.8 km ride - Mariam riding in Birregurra - Thursday, 3 October 2019

    From Birregurra Tea House

    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • Riding in Birregurra
    3 Oct 2019

    It’s become a family tradition over the years to kickstart the challenge by riding the trails around Forrest. Squeezed in an evening loop in Birregurra Went for an evening with the kids and admired the township and canola fields in bloom around 💛

    Riding in Birregurra
    Posted 70 days ago
  • 11.5 km ride - Forrest Upper Trails 14 and 15 - Thursday, 3 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 71 days ago
  • 9.2 km ride - Annoyingly long and difficult ride located in Forrest that is stupidly hard - Thursday, 3 October 2019

    From Forrest trail head, Trail 4/5/6 to Forrest General Store

    Logged this ride 71 days ago
  • 9.8 km ride - Birregurra evening loop - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • 8.8 km ride - Work to home - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • Morning commute to work
    1 Oct 2019

    Made it safely to work - first bike ride in a year after 2 surgeries ✅. Slow but steady

    Morning commute to work
    Posted 73 days ago
  • Today we ride
    1 Oct 2019

    It’s 1 October and the GCC is officially starting today, so I kicked it off by riding to work in the morning.

    This morning, I kicked of the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge by riding my bike to work.

    Tomorrow, we’re heading to the Otways to clock in some more km’s. Mariam will be joining me on the Forrest mtb trails, too.

    Today we ride
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 7.3 km ride - Ride to work 😁 - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
    Map
    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • Radio interview at Plenty Valley 88.6 FM
    24 Sep 2019

    Thank you Denise Kuchmar for inviting Mariam and me to your radio show on Plenty Valley 88.6 FM, and for spontaneously doubling up the interview time to 15 minutes to talk about the Great Cycle Challenge on World Cancer Research Day!

    Radio interview at Plenty Valley 88.6 FM
    Posted 80 days ago
  • Today’s World Cancer Research Day
    24 Sep 2019

    Please donate for kids fighting cancer - every dollar raised will bring us a step closer to a world without cancer!

    Today’s World Cancer Research Day
    Posted 80 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 92 days ago
  • Little Red Riding in her hood
    4 Sep 2019

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so I decided to ride in costume which was good fun and opened up conversations along the way.

    Utterly heartbreaking news has reached us that 2-year old Ivar had gained his wings. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. There’s nothing more painful than seeing a child loosing their fight against cancer 💔 #ridingforIvar

    Little Red Riding in her hood
    Posted 99 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 112 days ago
  • 🎵 We are the Champions 🎶
    20 Aug 2019

    We are stoked having been named “GCC Champions” and ambassadors of the 2019 challenge.

    The GCC Champion Program encourages riders across the country to raise awareness of the Great Cycle Challenge and lead the charge in our local community as we unite to fight kids' cancer!

    🎵 We are the Champions 🎶
    Posted 114 days ago
  • Thank you 🙏 to AJ’s
    3 Aug 2019

    A big shout out to our first business sponsors: The wonderful team at “AJ’s Café” who didn’t blink for a second to jump aboard to support kids fighting cancer.

    Check them out for yummy breakfast, a warm lunch selection or a cuppa at 1/1 Danaher Drive in South Morang.

    A special Thanks to Tash and Ajkan for their generous and kind hearts!

    Thank you 🙏 to AJ’s
    Posted 131 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 132 days ago
  • Reflection on giving charity
    20 Jul 2019

    “Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten.

    And seeing them, he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"

    God said, "I did do something. I made you."

    “If you have much, give of your wealth. If you little, give of your heart.”

    Reflection on giving charity
    Posted 146 days ago
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