It has been a while...Time to get back on the bike. I don't ride as much as I used to - other things in life now take priority. But I'll try and pedal my way across Tassie in March 2023.
I'm having a crack - why don't you?
In March, I’ll be joining the Challenge Tasmania, cycling up to 680 kms across the Apple Isle.
This will be my 11th anniversary of riding with the Smiling for Smiddy peloton and I am a proud Smiddy Ambassador. Having just returned from the Tropics ride as a lead vehicle driver, I think it is time to return to the bike and turn the pedals for fundraising. I am giving myself plenty of time to ride myself back into form!
Why am I taking on this challenge?
As a research scientist in a past life, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by our brilliant and dedicated research scientists in attracting money for research. Smiling for Smiddy has chosen to funnel it's research dollars into "high risk/high return" opportunities that are difficult to attract government research funding. From my perspective, "research" is just that - you don't know the answer with certainty until you do the research. Help me help serendipity take its course.
I lost my best mate Mike to melanoma on the 5 November 2012, just 2 months after I rode my first Smiddy ride. He was also a research scientist, and I am sure he has my back on this one.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Go you good thing!
I admire your commitment to this cause Brett and know that you are making a difference. Enjoy the ride!
Waiting for the text to join you for a training ride one morning Brett!?!
Go for it Brett!
GOOD LUCK MATE!!!!
Great to have you back in the saddle Bretty
Hope the Sag Wagon does not miss you on the side of the road.
Good to see you back in the saddle Brett!
Well done Brett
Best wishes for a great ride Brett. You are raising funds for such a great cause.
Just remember "shut up legs" when it gets tough... Enjoy the cooler riding temps too!
Good luck Brett! I too still use the 'Christmas is cancelled' line from those days! Don't worry about the lack of training, that's what the first couple of days in the saddle are for.
Well done Brett
Good on you Brett - as you know, as a parent I have had my own encounter with childhood cancer - the more research the better
Will be sending you positive riding vibes.
such an important cause <3 will be cheering you on from brisbane!