Russells

Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge 2021

Why we ride

In May, we’ll be taking on the Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge. Cycling up to 680 km over five days (I know, I’m sore just thinking about it).

Why are we taking on this challenge?

Because we're committed to making a real impact for cancer research at Mater.

As part of our challenge we are collectively aiming to raise over $15000 to support the work of Mater Research—Mater’s world-class research institute that’s investing in some game-changing work into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

And this is where we need your help.

Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories. 

Will you support our fundraising by making a donation to our fundraising page today?

Thank you to our Sponsors

$74.97k

Macquarie Russells Long Lunch

$5.79k

Peter Thompson

Matched contribution to date

$4.52k

Christopher Johnstone

$3.5k

Anonymous

$3.11k

Stewart Webster

$2.92k

Peter Thompson

Updated contribution to match donations received

$2.52k

Peter Thompson

Final matched contribution

$2.02k

Andrew

Ride hard Peter

$1.6k

Peter Thompson

Matched donation

$1.02k

Catherine E. A. D'cruz

Good Luck Peter. Stay Safe

$780

Marin Gordon

$765

Alison Harding-jones

Good luck!

$695

Anonymous

All the best!

$695

Nicholas Hunsworth

$530

Christopher Johnstone

$521

Achieving You Pt And Fitness

$515

John Dowsett

Why Cairns?Barnacle Bill"s is no more.

$515

Ted And Lee Chapman

Awesome girl!!!! Go.

$515

Kelly Healey

Well done!!! If anyone can do it, I believe in you.....

$515

Fleur Wilkinson

$515

Brett Plummer

Have a good break Mate

$515

Peter Thompson

$515

Andrea Coote

Goodluck Hayley! This is such a wonderful thing to do ! Andrea

$515

Schmidty

$500

Tanya Dolan-brown

I don't know you Nicole, but Ben was a good friend of mine and I miss him everyday. What a great person you are for raising awareness and much needed funds.

$500

Kevin Liu

$500

Paul J Beauchamp

Great cause mate, good work.

$500

Malcolm B Davison

Ride safe. Ride well. Have fun.

$500

Alistair Seabright

Good luck. Rather you than me.

$500

Wendy Vox

Great job Peter. Happy cycling.

$312

James Conomos

Have a great ride and let's have a coffee!!!

$312

Tadashi Jitoku

Good luck, Peter!

$300

Troy Harry

Way to go Steve!

$300

Great Cause & Passion

Love your enthusiasm

$260

Beres Woodhead

Go girl!

$260

Jacqui Kelly-austin

Awesome effort for an epic cause Nath you got this I know you will smash it.

$260

Karen Marsh

$260

Nicholas Andreatidis

$260

Nicholas Andreatidis

$260

Mark David Mccauley

$260

Ocean Ended

Awesome work lads

$260

Teresa Russell

Finish safely.

$260

Tudor

Great effort mate, you’ll be fit for Tour de Office!

$260

Theresa N Mark

Awesome ride Nicole... great cause... enjoy

$260

Theresa N Mark

Hi Peter..... enjoy what looks like a fabulous ride... great cause too

$250

Jane Reason

Good luck with this latest challenge. Hope you make you target.

$250

Tony Craner

$224

Karen Lane

Good luck Nicole! I'll be thinking of you :) xx

$224

Consolidated Electrical Pty Ltd

$224

Margie Slaughter

Good Luck Nicole. It is a wonderful cause.

$224

Matthew Boland

$224

The Battery Man

Bravo Nathan. Nan & Pop would be really proud of you. Enjoy yourself too!

$224

Gavin Sanderson

good luck with it

$224

Gavin Sanderson

Good luck with it Nicole

$224

David Krap

$224

Margaret Davison

Go girl

$224

Nick Ferrett

$224

Katharine Philp

Good luck Peter & Nicole. North Qld is beautiful. I'm sure you'll enjoy the ride

$224

Adrian Haxby

Go Thommo!

$224

Damien Atkinson

Good Luck, Nicole. Eat early, drink heaps and stay upright. xxx

$224

Scott D

$224

Steve Russell

See, donating to the Russells peloton is dead easy!!

$224

David Sartor

$224

Claire Schneider

Good luck Stewart! Well done on taking on this challenge for such an important cause

$224

Jane And Mark Stockdale

Good luck and have fun! Looking forward to seeing the updates. Jxx

$224

Nick Rundle

All the very best!

$224

David Keane

Good on you Pete

$224

Petrina Gilmore

A wonderful challenge for a great cause. Better luck this time round Peter!

$224

Alan Hodson

Great cause. Good luck!

$224

Stacey

You got this baby!!!

$215

Adrian Bell

Another great cause you are getting behind - well done and all the best with the ride

$215

David Gow

Best of luck with the right. Don't bring any tropical infections home with you!

$215

Robin Budenberg

$215

Tony Burgess

Go well Peter.

$215

David Fischel

Good luck

$215

Peter And Karen Lane

Hope it goes well Thommo Best wishes Peter and Karen

$215

Anonymous

$215

Nic Barnes

$208

Jim Spilopoulos

Lets do coffee

$208

Anonymous

Good luck darling Hayley. We hope your bum survives the journey..xxx Jeff and Penny

$208

Anonymous

$208

Tim Mcgavin

Best of luck Jamie! From the McGavins

$200

Graya Developments

$200

Tom Gray

$200

Sam Kent

Ride safe! :-)

$200

George Hopkins

$200

Nicole

This is for You, Tash & Ben

$200

Melanie Hindman

Happy riding Peter.

$200

Rodney Ward

$200

Dixon Estate Agents

$177

Michael Toal

Go the Foz

$163

Anonymous

$156

Angus Coote

Good luck!

$156

Matthew Beauchamp

$156

Steve C.c. Grant

Jamie, Put the seat back on the bike! I hope the next few days are torturous. Xx

$156

Margaret Henderson, Peter And Tom Landy

Good luck Nicole.

$156

Sue Boulton

Go Nicole. You are such an inspiration!

$150

Daniela Bosso

Go Russy! Proud of you, bud!

$150

Leigh Pickstone

Watch out for the crocs Peter!

$150

Nathan Craner

$137

Candice Ad. Smith

$137

Jamie Forster

$122

Tony Fitzgerald

Your a top bloke Dazza! This is a great cause.

$122

Darryn Wilson

$111

Parvez Ansary

With Best Wishes Peter

$111

Fiona Yeang

$111

Judy Nicol

Wishing you good luck on your ride

$111

Alison And Gary

Onya Thommo and Nicole, go well, Alison and Gary

$111

Julie Mannion

I hope it's a fun ride while you are raising funds and awareness. Great work Nicole.

$111

Fay And Geoffrey Clemence

Wishing you every success on your big ride.

$111

Eager’s

Awesome Nath 👏

$111

Camilla And Nick Xx

good luck!! xxx

$111

Bruno Camerlengo

$111

Cath Guest

Best wishes Peter. Love what you do!

$111

Adam Bradley

$111

Catherine Mclauchlan

$111

Janice Dockary

$111

Philip Webster

A great cause and cycle hard!

$111

Geraldine Carty

Hey Nicole, I'm sending you massage virtually, and a contribution to your fundraising. good luck, Geraldine

$111

Jeremy White

Have fun Peter and ride well!

$111

Chris Doyle

$111

Nadia Vedelago

Good on you for doing this Peter! All the best for your training and the FNQ Smiddy ride.

$111

Anonymous

$111

Rob Mccall

Enjoy !! Keep safe on the road.

$111

James Wentworth

Send it Foz

$111

Jo And Tim Orgill

Go Foz

$111

Julie Kaesehagen

Go well Nicole! Amazing effort x

$111

Mohammud Hafeez-baig

Good luck mate!

$111

Hamish Clift

$111

Sue Colen

You're an inspiration Nicole. Ride safe

$111

Craig Carter

Big effort buddy. Well Done

$111

Glen Gole

Go Jamie

$111

Rachael Spinks

Well done Peter

$111

Kris And Emily Effenberger

Thanks for doing a great thing for a great cause and for an even greater guy !

$111

Grant & Natalie Johnston

Great cause, all the best Peter for a safe and enjoyable ride. Grant & Nat

$111

Sue Muller

What a great thing to do ... hope you reach your goal ❤️

$111

Jane C

Hats off to you Peter - enjoy the ride!

$111

Nicholas Walden

Good luck Peter

$111

Jane Horwill

Go well Lovely Lady, I know you can do it for all the reasons important to you! With you all the way! Ox

$111

Amreetha

An incredible effort for a very worthy cause. Good luck!

$111

Jill Bills

Go Peter. 680 km!!!

$111

Maggie Snowling

good cycling and watch out for infection this year!!

$107

Gateway Container Park

$107

Anna Hamilton

All the best for this year's ride

$107

Sidonie Carpenter

That ride north is brutal !!! What a great thing to do and with Nicole even better. Well done and enjoy it. Sidonie x

$107

Peter Melling

Good Luck on the ride.

$107

Ingrid Radford

Go Peter

$107

Andre Sokol

Good luck Peter! Andre.

$107

Jill Bills

Go Nicole! You are amazing and courageous. XO

$107

Jane Halliday

$107

M&m

$107

Tracy Spencer

Go well Nicole! xx

$104

Craig Williams

$104

Jim Demack

$104

Konrad Werynski

$104

Catherine Charalambous

A wonderful way to show your support. Go Girl!

$104

Mick Lord

Best wishes for a successful, safe and enjoyable ride. Heather Lord

$104

Rhyl Row

Good Luck

$104

John Paul Williamson

Good luck

$104

James Conomos

Good luck to all and enjoy the cool weather in Cairns. If you all get a chance, detour to the Josephine Falls for Australia’s coolest waters

$104

Paul & Sue Myers

Hope the weather gods are kind, safe riding

$104

James Green

$104

Derek Parker

All the best Peter.

$104

Paul & Kirstine Schneider

Well done. Wonderful cause.

$104

Michael Greenwood

Go Foz!

$104

Tyrone Tongia

Go Fist. All the best to everyone behind the Smiling for Smiddy initiative.

$104

Anders Cervin

Thommo, good luck end enjoy! Anders

$104

Graham And Christina Conder

Go darryn we with you all the way especially for our dad and everyone else that has to go through this at some point in their life

$104

John Kettle

$104

Sally Gillespie

Very impressed and best of luck x

$104

Brigitta N Perry Hamilton

Way to go Nathan! All the best for the ride!!

$104

Joel Cuming

$104

Adam Tonakie

$104

Anonymous

$104

Vi Hartridge

All the best Nicole, you are an inspiration.

$104

M Barnes

Hope they’ve got lots of jerky for you at the finish line.

$100

Suzie Jacob

You’re awesome. Good luck with the ride!

$100

Ang And Paul

Congratulations Nath on completing the ride. You are an inspiration.

$100

Marcella Danks

Good luck!

$100

Michelle Nemoto

Proud of what you are doing Nathan. Enjoy the ride!

$100

Darryn Wilson

$100

Nigel Markey

$100

Steve Reiher

Great stuff, Stew-Meister

$90

Guy Beringer

$78

Graham & Karen

Great cause Peter best wishes to you from Karen & Graham, and of course to Nicole too.

$78

Ange Ramsay

What a champion you are Nicole.

$78

Vi Hartridge

Thanks for making a difference.

$73

Lynley Cornford

Rolling, rolling, rolling keep them wheels rolling

$70

Sue

All the best!!

$62

Brian Herd

Pedal your heart out Jay

$62

Nerrida Ford

Ride well, Nicole, such as inspiration to us all!

$61

Jennifer Hawkins

All the best for you and your team in this gruelling but worthy challenge.

$61

Kerrie Turner

Great effort for a wonderful cause Nathan! Well done buddy!

$61

Ashley Hill

$61

Marta

You are amazing cxx

$61

Margaret Bell

Nicely ridden.

$61

Paul & Sue

Good luck with the ride with Nicole.

$61

Helen Golding

Well done Nathan,.Great effort.

$61

Rebecca J Kroon

Wow - so that was the 5am start on Saturday! All the best to you and Nicole and thank you for gifting your time in this very meaningful way.

$61

Matt

Good on you Matt!

$61

Kerryn Bridgman

Go Nicole!!! We’re all be behind you!!

$61

James - William Wallace Group

$61

Libby Yee

Best wishes for a safe ans successful ride Nicole.

$61

Ness Goodwin

All the best!

$61

Kate Knynenburg

$61

Kaya Slater

Go you amazing woman!! Xxx

$61

Amanda Tipping

Great work as always Stephen and the team!

$61

Philip Ellick

$61

Leanne Roberts

$61

Kim Wealands

$61

Kristina Janine Craner

Go Nath!!!

$61

Anita And Ashlee Dennett

$60

Misha Rouyanian

Believe in your self brrooo

$59

Tina Cockburn

$59

James Green

Good luck!

$59

Larissa Becirovic

$52

Louise Oswell

Great cause and huge challenge. Best wishes Nicole

$52

Rob Berry

Great effort for a great cause mate. Hats off to you all!

$52

Anonymous

You go girl 👧

$52

Libby Kerridge

$52

Anne Young

You are an inspirational woman. Great riding 🚲

$52

Fiona Tonkin

Hope your ride went well.

$52

Cliff's Gardens Pty Ltd

$52

Janet

Wel done Daz

$52

Vicky Dinsmore

$52

Courtney Madden

$52

Nick Musgrave

On ya’ Jamie!

$52

Rae Gough & Rosalie Gourmet Market

Hope it's a great ride and that it will be memorable for all the best reasons this year!! Best of luck to you both. Rae

$52

Mum & John Wilson

Wonderful effort. So proud of you Love Mum & John

$52

Therese Craner

Good on you Nathan. Enjoy!

$52

Amber Grayson

$52

Lexi Ironside

Enjoy every boost from the fam! Hope you don’t get too sore xx

$52

Lauren And Alex Curmi

Such a wonderful thing to do. Ben was one of a kind and is sorely missed.

$52

Jd Lee

Take care

$52

Pari Herrera-bond

AMAZING Haley! Will be cheering you (from Sydney:). Best wishes for a safe and rewarding challenge. You re so inspirational.

$52

Kathy Webster

Great work Stewart !!

$52

Anastasia Blake

Wonderful gift!

$52

Marise Mcguirk

Go Nic. Rond de Jambe it to the end.

$52

Greta Smith

You've got this!!

$52

Maureen Malouf

Nicole, I am so sorry to hear this news and so proud of you riding for this cause and that I can contribute in a small way. Lots of love Maurs xx

$52

Lill Agerup

Amazing ride Nicole! I am so impressed by your efforts- truly remarkable.

$52

Bridget Craner

$52

Michelle Vass

With you as you pedal- down up down! UP!!

$50

Ian

Darren in Lycra and exercising. The world has changed forever.

$50

Chris Murphy

$50

Bill Tomkins

Good work bro A lot easier than Aus O35s Hockey training

$50

Jill Hewitt

Worthy cause - good for you, Nicole!

$50

Sue Percival

Good luck.

$50

Susan Percival

Good luck - try to keep up with Nicole. Split donation! Sue x

$50

Simon Gush

Bon Courage!

$50

Christina James

Good luck, Peter!

$50

Sam Traves

Wishing you strength and endurance (and a warm bath when you finish!) Sam x

$50

Cam Goffage

Great effort mate

$50

Ivan Hooper

Good work Foz

$50

Rana And Shelly

Great work Nate Dogg! Go get it!

$50

James Boreham

Well done Foz.

$50

Achieving You - Leonie O'shannessy

Good luck!

$42

Jim Reiher

Ride safe! and enjoy. A great cause to ride for.

$42

Sally Walker

$31

Rosemary Spencer

$31

Anonymous

Good luck Nathan

$26

More From The Achieving You Crew

From CK and Janet x

$26

Angela Ralston

Go Nicole 🌟

$26

Tamara

You go girl! Truly one in a million. Biggest love

$25

Anonymous

$21

Shelley Kay

$21

Samantha Wynne

$21

Lisa Edwards

You are simply amazing! 🙌🏻

$21

Wendy Davis

You have always been a hard worker, and with good values Nicole.

$20

G

Hey Cus, so proud of you! Uncle Steve would be too!!

$15

Hayley Russell

$15

Peter Thompson

$15

Nicole Svencis

$15

Stephen Russell

$10

Jon Eccles

$10

Sarsha Mckendrick

$10

Stephen Hilton

Sorry this is not much Nicole [we are hoping to do our own fitness fundraising event this weekend also]. I guess every bit counts & this is a very good cause & very admirable of you to ride for your niece and her late partner. We hope you had fun on the ride also. Cheers, Hiltons