Como jetty

The #breakthecycle fundraising week at Round 1 is now done and I am super impressed by the kind words, support and of course donations that have come out of it. Massive respect to those people that actually did take the opportunity to grab a seat and cheer on (heckle maybe?!) those doing the bike rounds. Who would have thought that not doing the bikes could have been harder or more awkward than doing them?!

So the story in numbers;

  • Total money raised as of this morning is $630 and a $300 coffee machine!

  • Total calories to be covered 2305cal and 23miles(37km)

  • Calories and kilometres done 3726cal covering 107km

Huge thanks to Mike and the team at Round 1 Fitness for allowing me to run the fundraiser and encouraging everyone to get involved, donate and then to sit out the bikes.

Thanks to everyone that donated to the North to South Challenge and I am especially grateful to those brave souls who sat back in the chairs and helped #breakthecycle ! 

Regulars at Round 1 are all familiar with the constant support and encouragement from the staff and everyone else that attends the gym, this past two weeks I have received heaps! Most of the words of support tended to revolve around how crazy I was to take on the forfeited calories. This time of year it is actually a pleasure to ride along the river before and after work, usually at the most spectacular time of the day. Photo: Como jetty at dawn last Tuesday.

Celebrating milestones

So I have just totalled 1000 kilometres on the bike and raised 1000 dollars, I am pretty stoked, especially that both milestones happened on the same day, how good is that?! Massive thanks to all those who have donated, I am totally blown away by the generosity and support that everyone has shown. Tonnes of gratitude to my super supportive wife for all that she does that enables me to do all the training and fundraising, it all takes time away from my family and she has made it all possible.

I have learnt quite a lot getting here today, first is that being able to undertake the North to South Challenge is a massive privilege and I am so lucky to be supported by our healthcare system, friends and extended family, co-workers, clients and suppliers.

I have written previously that helping the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation take care of children with special needs and health issues is my motivation for doing all this. I now really understand just how much support me and my family have. To be able to help give to other families of special needs children, or even those kids that are abandoned, some support and education is phenomenal and I am humbled by it all everyday.

Everything you can do to support makes a difference, donate, social media shares or even just words of encouragement all mean a lot. Thanks all!

First hundred 

Just over four days since I started this blog and fundraising in earnest (well spamming social media) and thanks to a couple of pretty special people I have banked my first hundred in donations! If you are just dying of curiosity about who these amazing people are then you will just need to select the donate link and maybe see for yourself, while you are there of course wink wink nudge nudge…

Timely too; also since launching I have managed to get another hundred kilometres into the legs. Weather has been amazing if a little chilly on some mornings but I am looking forward to cycling in the warmth in Vietnam for the CNCF.

Training total since registration 600km

Funds raised $100

Yay it’s all feeling a little real and worthwhile.