David Thompson

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David Thompson
I am currently battling liver cancer but the kids with cancer are the ones that I feel the most for so please sponsor me and help save little lives!
I've Ridden 251.4 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 7th
  • State: 2nd in NSW
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $11,702 My goal is $12,000 Donate Now

My Story

19 Oct 2023

This October rather than dwell on my own personal situation, I have decided to take part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer which is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia. This will raise funds for kids who are doing it even tougher than me so that one day, kids will never have to face what I am at present. Each year over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer and sadly, 3 die every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. So whilst I am trying to get as "match fit" as possible for a pending liver transplant operation, I am riding in my loungeroom on a recumbent bike (as part of a team) 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.

Finally, also please remember to consider, act and discuss the important issue of organ and tissue donation

www.donatelife.gov.au

Thanks for your support.

Cheers Dave

My Challenge

  • Mission Complete!
    31 Oct 2023

    Day 31 Great Cycle Challenge: Feeling very run down today and glad it’s just a short one tonight to get me to the finish line

    Distance: 6.23kms

    Time: 22 mins

    Individual Total For Month

    Total Distance Ridden: 251.4 Kms

    Number Of Donations: 100

    Total Donations Value: $11,507

    Team Total For Month

    Total Distance Ridden: 1330.9 Kms

    2023 Donations Value: $20,470

    2016-2023 Donations: $105,536

    Congratulations and thank you to everybody who has donated to achieve these results. Our entire team (especially me) really appreciate your generosity, support and encouragement throughout the month.

    Finally I just want to give a special thank you to my fellow riders (Kim, Kristina and Susan) and my family who supported me day in and day out throughout the month - I couldn’t have done it without them.

    Mission Complete! 🚴‍♀️✅💪

    Cheers Dave

    Mission Complete!
    Posted 30 days ago
  • 6.2 km ride - The Final Ride! - Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 10.8 km ride - October 30 - 1 Day To Go!!!!! - Monday, October 30, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - Home - Sunday, October 29, 2023

    From Home

    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • 10.4 km ride - Cox Plate Day - October 28 - Saturday, October 28, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • Week 4 Update - 3 Days To Go!
    28 Oct 2023

    Hi Folks,

    Well what a massive week it has been. On Friday night, I eclipsed my target of 200kms for the month which I am just ecstatic about. As a result we now have 3 days to go and I will keep pushing right up to the last day to see just have far I can go.

    Thank you to everybody again for all your donations, support and encouragement - It has been humbling to say the least.

    I’ll pass on my final update to you all on Nov 1 (Wed) when the month is over and I get to have my first rest day in over a month.

    Cheers Dave

    Week 4 Update - 3 Days To Go!
    Posted 33 days ago
  • 11.6 km ride - October 27 - Goal Day 🎉🎉🎉 - Friday, October 27, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 10.2 km ride - 26th October - Thursday, October 26, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • 6.1 km ride - October 25 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • 8.4 km ride - October 24 - Tuesday, October 24, 2023

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 38 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day Matching Donation
    “Here's your matched donation from our generous supporters. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $1,014.31
    Received this donation 50 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Kick - Thankyou so much for matching my donations from yesterday. It is an amazing gesture and so appreciated. Your donation drives me even more to keep riding and to KICK CANCERS BUTT! Cheers Dave”
  • COLORTILE WENTWORTHVILLE
    “Wishing you all the best.”
    $1,000
    Received this donation 56 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Jase - Wow mate! That is massive and I can’t thank you enough for your support - It is very much appreciated! Cheers Dave”
  • Stephen Thompson
    “Great to see you doing this Dave. $200 from each of us (including Tiggy!) to help you toward your goal.”
    $1,000
    Received this donation 39 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Steve/Sarah/Zoe/Annabel/Tiggy - Wow! That is so generous and I am blown away. Although Tighy always runs away from me I knew he secretly loved me! 😜 Thanks for your ongoing and unwavering support - Cheers Dave P.S. You’re now excused from the Lycra mailing list 🤣🤣🤣”
  • Andrew Thompson
    “Could not be a prouder brother ! Just wanted to get in late, in case you got a flat on the bike !! With the shit history of cancer in our family, it is a great credit to you, with your current illness, that you have gone so hard, to help others. Typical.of you and your family. Your Mum and Dad would be very proud. Keep going mate. I will throw in a Guiness Zero for every 10km's. Hopefully we can catch up and drink a few soon. Regards, Andy, Charlene, Zali, Zac and Chilli !”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 34 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Andy/Charlie/Zali/Zac/Chilli - So very generous guys and I can’t thank you enough for not only this support but your overall support over the last few years. Look forward to catching up soon - Promise I won’t be wearing Lycra! 😱🤥😜🤣”
  • John McCabe
    “Mate. I know you will smash this!!!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 62 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “John - Wow! That is so generous mate. Thankyou so much - I will keep you updated on my progress. Cheers Dave”
  • Ben Melham
    “Well done David. All the best for a great cause!”
    $500
    Received this donation 42 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Ben - Wow! wow! wow! Thank you so much for your very generous donation mate. You have blown me away with your generosity and your support is so much appreciated! You are a very good man! Cheers Dave”
  • Aussie Punting Battlers
    $274.28
    Received this donation 39 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “APB - Wow mate - You are so generous - All the charity bets and now this! You really are a champion bloke and I cannot express how thankful I am for your support, donation, encouragement and mateship. It is very much appreciated! Cheers Dave”
  • Kevin Hibbins
    “Good on ya Lenny. Ongoing best wishes with it all. Cheers, The Hibbo's.”
    $207
    Received this donation 57 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Hibbo/Jeannie - Thanks so much for your very generous donation. Your support is very much appreciated. Cheers Lenny”
  • Litt Racing Litt Racing
    $207
    Received this donation 55 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Rich - Thanks so much for your donation mate - Really appreciate the support. Cheers Dave”
  • Louise Fyffe
    “You are an absolute inspiration! Keep up the amazing work!”
    $207
    Received this donation 50 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Lou Lou - Thankyou so much for this very generous donation. Your ongoing support is amazing and it is very much appreciate - Cheers Daph”
  • Impression Markings Pty Ltd
    “Great job Dave - Don’t Fall Off!”
    $200
    Received this donation 43 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Wayne - Thankyou so much for your very generous donation - I really appreciate the support! Cheers Dave”
  • Suzanne Maybury & Mark Hobbs
    “Keep your hands on the BARS and be careful of the CARS Dave! “Bars & Cars” is always my best advice - All Aboard!”
    $200
    Received this donation 56 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Suz/Hobbsie - Thankyou so much for your very generous donation - Your support is very much appreciated - Cheers Dave”
  • Tony Nejasmic
    “Awesome effort Thommo - go you good thing!!”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 55 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Tony/Sandy - Thankyou so much for your generous donation. Really appreciate your support - Cheers Thommo”
  • Carol Gonella
    “So proud of you Dave. You got this. Carol and Ray”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 59 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Carol/Ray - Thankyou so much for your generous donation - Your support is really appreciated! Cheers Dave”
  • Chris Gratsounas
    $124.20
    Received this donation 50 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Gratsa - Thanks so much for your donation mate. I knew as a cyclist you’d appreciate my quest! Thanks for your support - Cheers Thommo”
  • Dave Thompson
    “Go you good thing!”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 59 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Whomever is responsible for this anonymous donation thank you very much! Cheers Dave”
  • Jonno Mears
    “Thommo! Keep it up mate!! All the best”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 57 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Jono - Thanks so much for your very kind donation mate - Really appreciate your support. Cheers Thommo”
  • Katherine Mazer
    “I am cheering for you my friend! I’ll never forget the day I met you in Crested Butte, CO at the Eldo bar (a sunny place for shady people) ha! I’m glad we’ve kept in touch over the years! I hope one day our paths will cross again and we will meet each others families. You’ve got this…. One day at a time 💜”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 50 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Katherine - Wow! Thankyou so much for your super kind donation. Your support is so very much appreciated. Hope you are well - Cheers Dave 😘”
  • Anonymous
    “Well done Dave... I hope the bike is handling the challenge! And that this small donation helps.. There'll be a bit more to add tomorrow after the $20 on Pikey (@ $8:50 ) in Race 5 gets up.”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 34 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Whomever is responsible for this very kind donation thank you very much (and go Bandalera Miss!) - It is very much appreciated! Cheers Dave”
  • Simon Tolhurst
    “Great job mate…great cause….you will smash it….love from The Tolly’s”
    $120
    Received this donation 63 days ago
    David Thompson
    David
    “Thanks Tolly - I knew you’d get behind me on this! Promise I won’t send any Lycra photos! 🤣🤣🤣”
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