Tristan McCulloch

Tristan McCulloch
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 513.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 62nd
  • State: 4th in NT
I've raised $4,123.88 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Lisa Upton nee Heard

Lisa Upton  nee Heard

As a child of around 8 Lisa moved to our small country town with her parents and brother. We instantly hit it off, being about the same age and also that there were new kids to play with! From the scar on her hand I had discovered she had been sick as a child but not fully understanding why or really needing to know at that age as she was fairly healthy and happy. I think she just needed a checkup every couple of years for "something". We were great mates for about 5 years until her family moved away and we lost contact. Amazingly I ran into her brother 4-5 times over the next 20 years, asking how everyone was and finding out everyone was generally good. So after a lifetime of challenges including cancer in one of her kidneys and lung at the age of 2, and a double lung transplant by about age 35 she sadly passed away about 5 years ago in her early 40's leaving a young family, loving parents and adoring brother behind. So I dedicate this challenge to Lisa, my dear friend.

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.

Tristan

My Challenge

  • 7.2 km ride - Adelaide trek ride - Sunday, November 10, 2019
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    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • Done done all done
    31 Oct 2019

    Well that's it. October is done and so is my work here. I think I've done pretty much all I can do to make my first year in the Great Cycle Challenge a success.

    Well and truly exceeded my expectations in km's and $.

    This month consisted of a bout of dehydration early, some short rides, a solo centurion ride, lots of night rides because of the heat and rides with friends.

    No crashes thankfully apart from a close call on the 30th, and a close call with a snake at night on the century ride.

    I met some new people with their own stories of cancer struggles and reconnected with old friends who have experienced the pain that is cancer.

    All in all its been a great experience and I've enjoyed every minute.

    I wont stop riding but I'll take a couple days off!

    And congratulations to my riding mates who have also achieved their goals.

    Thanks all.

    Done done all done
    Posted 22 days ago
  • 4.3 km ride - F U cancer GCC ride. - Thursday, October 31, 2019
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  • Last Day Today!
    31 Oct 2019

    Huge thank you to everyone for the support given to me personally and to Kid's cancer research.

    Everyone has been very generous and far exceeded my expectations.

    Just a few K's to go tonight with the little people who mean the most to me, coupled with trick or treating, it will be a good way to end the month.

    Thank you all

    Last Day Today!
    Posted 22 days ago
  • 43.4 km ride - GCC final big ride - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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  • 1.4 km ride - Every K counts! - Monday, October 28, 2019
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  • 17.5 km ride - Helyer hash ride - Monday, October 28, 2019
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  • 42.9 km ride - DCC Flozzies Social Ride - Saturday, 26 October 2019
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  • 22.5 km ride - Flozzies Warm Up - Sunday, 27 October 2019
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  • 101.1 km ride - Solo Centurion for Lisa and Ruby - Saturday, 19 October 2019
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  • 13.7 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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  • 26.6 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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  • Goal achieved
    21 Oct 2019

    Well my goals have been blown out of the water so I've updated my goals to keep myself working harder to help the kids.

    70kms and $700 to go and 9 days to do it.

    Thanks to everyone for the commitments made.

    On On

    Goal achieved
    Posted 32 days ago
  • 0.9 km ride - GCC GOAL REACHED. 333km - Monday, October 21, 2019
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  • 12.3 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, October 21, 2019
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  • 36.2 km ride - Autumn hash ride. - Monday, October 14, 2019
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  • 24.7 km ride - First Crit race. - Sunday, October 13, 2019
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  • 10.2 km ride - Evening Ride - Saturday, October 12, 2019
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  • 11.8 km ride - Evening Ride - Saturday, October 12, 2019
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  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 42 days ago
  • Amazing Support
    10 Oct 2019

    Well Everyone. You are all amazing and generous people.

    The double dollars day was an amazing success and it was truly humbling the amount of support I received for this great cause.

    Yesterday a lovely lady helped me put into Real perspective what this is about with a first hand account of this struggle for kids and their families.

    Now I'm even more determined to succeed in my goal of reaching and surpassing my 333km target having already blitzed my $555 donation goal.

    Thank you everyone again for your support.

    Amazing Support
    Posted 43 days ago
  • 3.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, October 10, 2019
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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 43 days ago
  • 42.4 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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  • 35.7 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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  • 17.2 km ride - Round the course - Sunday, 6 October 2019
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  • 16.9 km ride - Woodchip ride extra - Sunday, 6 October 2019
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  • 3.1 km ride - Challenge first ride with the kids - Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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  • 0.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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  • 4.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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  • 1.2 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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  • 10.9 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 52 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 54 days ago
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