TEAM IBIS 2020

Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge 2020

Why we ride

In August, we’ll be cycling 1600 km from Brisbane to Townsville as part of the 2020 Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge. That’s nine days in the saddle (I know, I’m sore just thinking about it).

Why are we taking on this challenge?

Because we're committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer.

As part of our challenge We're aiming to raise $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 my fundraising page today?

Thank you to our Sponsors

$515

Michael Fellows

Well done my friend - exceptional ride you have embarked upon

$515

Aram Drake

Legend mate, smashing it 👍

$515

Fruity And Yak Lever

You are an absolute champion Toucan. So proud to have you as a friend - love what you do !

$515

John Busuttil

You're story really inspired me not to take anything for granted......

$500

The Caves Lions Club

$500

Russell & Tracey Armour

Cant change your mind now !

$312

Paul De Man

Well done on the Ride, Brissy to Cairns 🏆🏆🏆

$312

:)

Love your work Levers!

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Dugald River Social Club

happy to help out a good cause

$260

Philip Hunter

Way to go Cookie. An incredible solo challenge. Cheers Phil and Nat

$250

Yamba Shores Tavern

Great job Chalkie, bloody legend status.

$224

Vaughan Kippers

$224

Anonymous

So proud of your continued support of this wonderful fundraising activity and the effort you put into actually doing the ride. Amazing. xx

$224

Caron Moorcroft Chilco

Hi Nick Good luck for the race Cheers Caron and Tom

$224

Jaysel Electrical & Instrumentation

$224

Anonymous

Good work Baitboy .Donated by Salty & Leanne.Must do last K naked

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Steve Bardsley

Great work Cookie!

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Mike And Michelle Price

Great job Sam!

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Bicycle Centre Caloundra

Admire your efforts Sam, Jess and Annie!

$224

Geoff Ney

Great stuff Cookie, ride strong be safe mate, please call on me if you need anything when you going through CQ

$224

Steve Russell

Good luck and ride safe, Legend.

$215

Seagull & Beardy

Enjoy the ride. We love reading your daily adventures. Thanks for making the effort to fund raise for this horrible disease. I know how important this work is.

$215

Darren & Vicki Hauser

Awesome work Sam. Travel safe and enjoy👊👏

$208

Anonymous

Goodonya Nick!

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Rob Hickman

Good luck Nick , suppose you got to do something with all that spare time you got 😂

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Margaret Smith

$200

The Boss Shop

Keep it going Sam !!! You are the Man !!!!

$200

Jayden & Rachel Swarbrick

$200

Rotary Club Of Hervey Bay Sunrise

$128

Gary Wall

Impressive start. Keep going young fellow

$115

Sean Lever

$111

Dave And Phena Biddulph

Way to go Sam! All for a very good cause.

$111

Don & Patrice Pickwick

Go Sam!!

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Wayne Douglass

Onya mate. Watch for potholes....it is the Bruce Highway after all.

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Liz Butler

Massive congratulations you crazy lunatic!! Thanks for everything you do for this cause! x

$111

Vaughan Kippers

Going well, Sam. Keep it up.

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Darlene Mcbride

Enjoy watching your journey - great effort.

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Merran Cowper

Incredible effort! I’d love to try travelling like that! I might just go from here to the ‘Curry first to see how I go tho!

$111

Susan Greenham

Massive ride Sam. All the best.

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Es Logistics

Great job Cooky. I saw you on the news in the pissing down rain and have been following your journey - inspiring stuff.

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White

Good on ya Sam!

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David Price

You are the perfect amount of crazy Cookey. Well done mate!!!

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Stinky Dave

Go you good thing. Awesome effort. Stinky Dave

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Horn

Bloody fantastic job Sam. I have so many people around me fighting cancer at the moment I should’ve been riding with you. (We have done that trip in the opposite direction before)

$111

Ian Brandon

Hey Cookie. Well done on the ride mate. Still going strong. You’re a legend. Cheers mate. Monster A2D

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Katrina Russell

Great Job Paula. All the best in your fundraising and the ride

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Mike Currie

Great stuff Sam

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Tracy Naughton

$111

Ian Moorcroft

Well done Nick may the gods be kind to your Testicles 🤪

$111

Quinn Cramer

Good Luck Sam! Stay safe!’

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Janeen And Jake Jenkins

Onya Nick, definitely a good cause and every little bit helps. Ride safe!

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Paul Moore

$111

Linda

Won't bring John or your mum back but will help other families, be careful and have a great trip

$111

Sarah Carey

Well Done Sam!!

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Meredith Whitehouse

$111

Fiona

Your mum would be bloody proud of you !

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Brian Gabrielli

I reckon you are mad Sam, but best of luck. Watch out for the huge number of caravans on the road.

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Brenda Bimrose

Inspirational effort Sam. Safe riding

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Paula Ryan

$107

Don Veness

Go for it Nick

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Adamson Family

$104

Alison Whitehead

You are always fighting the good fight - well done Sam.

$104

Georgie Dudley

Great work Cookie, amazing effort!

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Emma Cook

Awesome effort Toucan.....bloody legend!! See you in Cairns soon.

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Scott Mclady

Good luck mate

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Roberta Wurth

So proud of you Sam!! Well done

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Greg Biggs

Amazing effort congrats!

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Jason Dwyer

Great stuff champ. Love your work. Hope your arse isn't too sore.

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Paul Fewings

Awesome effort for a great cause mate

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Bull Ant

Epic effort!

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Poodle

Go Team!!

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Toni Rowston

Ride safe Toucan 🚴🏻‍♂️

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Greg Barter

Will be thinking of you mate.

$100

Prince Of Whales Hotel Proserpine

$100

Luke & Amanda Gowing

Ur a bloody mad man Cookie #nevernotstartednevernotfinished

$100

Natina Townley

You really are one of a kind. A true stand out, Kind hearted and down to earth Cookie. Good luck with the final kms of your epic ride for a great cause.

$100

Robyn Lever

$100

The Gaskes

Great ride... Great cause... Great cream bun!!!

$100

Jo & Darren Barnes

Congratulations Sam you are amazing!

$100

Sharky/alyssa/estelle (the Darra 3)

Cookie we are so proud of you mate. Your ride reminded us of the very first time I took off in 2006 when Smiddy first started. Loved the blogs, the photos, the publicity you got. What an adventure old mate. Great work and now time for a few coldies to celebrate.

$100

Lee Holloway

You are amazing, Sam Cooke! Well done

$100

Greater Mt Gravatt Mansfield Lions Club

$100

Snail & Mozzie

Good on you Toucan. You’re a legend!!

$100

Wrecka

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Rathi Sripathy

Good luck Sam awesome selfless work all the very best n stay safe

$78

Tony Eggins

Good on ya Cookie, not sure if you're an athlete of a crazy MF, either way, you are a legend mate!!! All the best.

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Sam Cooke

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Jeanie Mcintosh

What a legend! No words can express how proud it was to watch you roll into Townsville!! Keep pedalling little legend you inspire us all to do more! Love your stories each day! Can’t wait to see what you do and where you go next! 💯💪🤴 ❤️ Jeanie Mc, Anthony and Chayse the Tank and my bro Mac! X

$61

Lynnie

Great work once again Sam. Your mum would be very proud ❤

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Geiger Family

Great work Cooky!!!

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Noel King

Thanks for doing this for such a good cause.

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Paul And Sandra Finnen

Cycle hard Nick

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Xavier Singh

Great Work Mate

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Miguel Tovar

I hope is a brick ride and you do a run at the end :-) . You are amazing Cookie not only for the crazy challenges you do but for how much you help to find a cure to cancer. My admiration 🙌

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Gary Brayley

Fantastic effort Sam, I admire your determination to assist in finding a cure that will benefit people for many years to come. Stay safe out there you legend. I hope the road is smooth and the wind is on your back.

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Team Frandy

you are such an inspiration...thank you for making such a difference to the lives of others!!👏👏 stay safe xx

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Tonia Hamilton

Awesome + humbling 👍🏻

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Brendan Stewart

Great work Sam your Mum would be proud mate.

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Heather Shields

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Scott Carpenter

Onya Cookie! Sensational solo effort. Loved following your journey. Hope to cross paths again soon mate.

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Christiane Bauer

Dear Sam, you do a great job for such an important disease 🙏🏻

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Elizabeth Downes

Go Nick. Gove will be behind you.

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Brenton Cope

Well done mate great effort for a great cause

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Anonymous

Top effort as per usual. All the bestfor the rest of your trip.

$61

Jim Williams

Cheers, mate!

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Tony Young

Amazing feat doing it solo and unsupported.

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Zac Penny

Have a Crack Toucan Xx

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Angelo Paolatto

good luck mate

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Amanda Ryan

Have a safe journey!!! Hopefully meet you for Challenge 2021!

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Cheryle Bland

Go Sam- enjoy and be safe

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Gilly Pilchard

Awesome effort!! Stay safe!!

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Trish Vickery

Well done Sam, what a fantastic thing to be doing for a very worthy cause.

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Carlee Driscoll

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Salena Barrett

Huge effort well done 👍

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Keely And Brit

So proud!

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Deb Scuderi

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Pete N Deb

Way to go Nick

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Nick Mallett

Great work Sam

$52

Pam Hodgson

You are doing a wonderful thing Sam.

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Tony Scott

Well done mate.

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Luisa Patel

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Janeene Mansey

Great work. Ride safe

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Terry And Deb Southon

Good work you mad man!!!

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Paul Staneke

I do remember so thanks mate and good luck for the rest of your ride. I hope to see you when in T'ville.

$52

Linda Florence

Best of luck Sam.

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Molly And Dan

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Paul Clark

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Picko

Cookie you are one amazing human. Love your work mate. Stay safe

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Bonita Hamalainen

Your amazing Sam!

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Grazina

Inspirational, legendary one in a billion!! You continue to amaze us Fechners Sam.. keep riding and changing the world one peddle at a time

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Kat Smith

You truly are an amazing person Sam. I have been following your journey each leg and am in awe of your fitness. Your dedication to this important cause is truly inspiring!

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Anonymous

Keep up the good work mate, and it’s recruit course 51/2002.

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Ruth & Charlie Haigh

In memory of Gloria

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Melinda Williams

Great work Sam - you've sure got "the power and the passion" to make this challenge look easy!! Love you dude! ;) xo

$52

Trudi Tucker

Good luck Nick

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Rob And Georgie Lucas

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Mark Thinee

Sam you legend. Not far to go now. Keep up the good work and enjoy a finish line 🍺 or two. 💪

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M Grogan

Wish we were there to see you rolling in but we will just picture that early morning drive out of Mt Isa seeing you bust through the return leg from your morning ride to Cloncurry. Go Cookie!

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Ros Robertson

Amazing Sam ! You are a wonderful human being !

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Damo Brown

I take my hat off to your PR - you have had your own struggles over the past few years - well done..Cat

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Mia And Kev Stemm

Thanks Cookie for your wonderful work on fundraising. Have enjoyed your photos and blog. Take care hinges from us

$52

Trish George

Well done Sam...Thank you!

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Shane Cooke

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Nathan Williams

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Ivan Gorman

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Cruise Bookkeeping Services

Good on you Nick 👍

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John Francis

Loved following your ride on Facebook as a friend of Krista’s & Dave (Smiddy). Such a fantastic cause & organisation.

$52

Hammond

Well done Sam.

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Dylan Simpkins

good work mate, not bad for an old boy. Ride safe mate :) - SIMPKINS FAMILY

$52

Carly Bayles

Well done Sam! You are still a machine on that bike!

$52

Yvonne Fewings

Well done Sam

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Brenden Riches

Great effort Cookie, i hope you reach the target. I'll shout you a coffee back on shift too!

$52

Gary Beecheno

Good luck mate.

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Brena

Legend.

$52

Kirsty Sheehan

Great ride for a great cause!

$52

Warren Love

Go the Snail

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Bruce Roth

Go hard Sam. The Roth family are behind you all the way.

$52

Laura May

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Jen T

You doing amazing work to raise awareness in the fight of this shitty disease...keep up the great work Sam and good luck!!!

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Chris And Rocky

Good onya Nick and good luck.

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The Groundwaters

Love you work Cookey!

$51

Dayle Jordan

Thank you, Sam!

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St Lawrence Hotel

$50

Charlee Lipscombe

$50

Nicholas Love

$50

Derna And Ron Elsdon

Go Nick !!

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Rod Borgges

Keep it up Sammy, great cause and great inspiration ✊👍🙏

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Michelle Gray

Phenomenal effort Cookey! Well done. xxx

$50

Sonya Long

$50

Brian Dale

Fantastic effort. Good luck!!!

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Mackerel

Nice work Toucan!

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Tuna

Good work Toucan! Be safe, and have a great time

$50

Lyn Brighouse

Hello Sammy...All the very best for this big challenge. Such a great cause. My brother passed away in 2014 from Melanoma, so it is very close to my heart. Good luck , I will keep an eye open for you in Bundaberg...Warmest Regards Lyn.

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Julienne Drysdale

keep going legend. Oh and remember beer is a great after recovery drink! Jules

$42

Wong Brown

Such an admirable thing. Go Sam!!

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Allan Sutton

Well done Cookie. Excellent work

$42

Shaye Bardsley

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Jacqui Berry

Awesome work Toucan! Such a great cause. All the best for the remainder of your ride. Enjoying the updates

$40

Gary Tipping

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Wendo

Good on you tackling another champion effort Cookie. Safe travels.

$31

Shar Leeson

Just brilliant what you are doing. F#*k Cancer!! Thanks Cookie!

$31

Linda Kennedy

Makes up for the ticket I didn't get around to getting :)

$31

Allez Sport

You mad bastard. Keep up the great work

$31

Michael Donnelly

Great effort Cookie !!!

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Terry Greenslade

Well done Nick

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Ron Andmandy Morgan

Great ride and good reason to support cancer research. I think we will all be affected by this disease in our family or extended family sometime.

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Prue Mowry

Ride safe. What a brilliant effort Cookie.

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Kevin & Jennifer Roth

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Darren Garrison

Keep up the good work mate! Smashing it x

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Jodie Clark

Bloody truly amazing Toucan!!

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Jeremy Wienert

Well done Sam and welcome to our awesome city Cairns! Outstanding achievement

$26

Jess Parrish

Bravo! Great riding Sam

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Leona Burnett

Safe riding

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Robert Mullan

Safe travels squire. May the miles be kind to your piles. Would be good to catch up when you get here nick

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Neville Pedersen

Go mate. Good cause. I support QBank.

$25

Ken Wood

$21

Maree Rowell

Great work Mark

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Mike And Shelley

All best with this Nick! Mike and Shelley

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Debbie T

Good on ya Sam - true champion!

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Jane

We passed you on the highway!!

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Anonymous

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Penny Mcgaughran

Go you good thing!

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Ashlee Staneke

Good luck!!

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Sammy-jo Tetlow

We need more people in the world like you Sam! All the best xx

$21

Janice Mccallum

Great work Sam and a great cause.....you’re a legend! Safe and happy riding!🚴🏻‍♂️😎

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Janet Delaney

Hope that the wind is behind you all of the way.

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Juanita Lawn

All the best Sam and well done !🚴🏻‍♂️

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Gail Williams

Thank you for all your fundraising efforts, Sam. You are amazing!

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Kev Trueman

All the best Cheers Kev

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Chris Pike

True Blue!! Good on ya fella!!

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Michelle Wright

Great effort

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Sandra Hansen

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Chris And Wayne Metcalfe

Ride safe Sam

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Noelene Forrestal

Fantastic effort

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Kel Lane

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Les Stephensen

Way to go Sam. Best wishes from the past!!

$21

Kaliki James

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Jeffo

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Lyn

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Mitch Witherington

Inspired by your courage

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Bruce Frazer

Great stuff Sam. Keep going. We’ll be following you all the way.

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Farrah Bowcock

What a great achievement Sam!!

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Shane Moller

Once work mate!

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Yasmin Donaldson

such an amazing thing you're doing :) keep on pushing on

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Mark Adamson

$15

Seb - Footlocker Cairns

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Generous Young Guy From Footlocker Cairns

$15

Generous Young Guy At Footlocker Cairns

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Troy, Lucy & Harry Geltch

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Christie Close

$10

Charmian Campbell

$10

Austin Zupp

$10

Jayne Barrett

$10

Mel Campbell

$10

Helen M Smith

$10

Allan Sutton

Good luck

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Andrea Carne

Good on you cousin! Proud of you xo

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Anonymous Elderly Lady In Bundaberg

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Lexi Mcgrath

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Anonymous