Epic

Challenge in the Tropics 2022

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

$5.66k

Mick Farrag

$1.21k

Team Epic

$1.09k

Mick Farrag

$715

Mark Breitfuss

Fundraiser cash

$615

James Goodman

Ride safe Doc.

$515

Anonymous

$515

Everick Heritage Consultants Pty Ltd

Dear Mark, Please accept this $500 on behalf of Everick Heritage Consultants Pt Ltd. Cheers, Tim Robins

$515

Nik Senapati

$515

Mark Breitfuss

$515

Mark Breitfuss

$515

Simon Wensley

Good luck Matt. After this Mt Coot-tha will be a breeze!!

$515

Andrew Martin

$515

Ian Williams

Great cause and good luck with the climbs.

$500

John Leyshon

$500

Doug Ritchie

$500

Hubrecht Van Dalsen

$500

David Dwyer

Good luck Mick

$456

The Og White Horse

Fly you eagle, fly

$313

Anonymous

So proud of you, Johnny xx

$261

Andrew Henderson

$261

Ben And Andrew

At the risk of encouraging this type of behaviour, where you’re obviously Out Of Your Mind! You’re also an incredible inspiration John. Keep it up.

$261

Margaret Taylor

$250

Marta

Good on you Mark! Better you than me :-) Ride hard, ride safe and smile when you're doing the hill climbs.

$250

John Cameron

Dr B and team - getting close! Thanks for the fundraiser. Good luck.

$227

Taylors Oakville

Matt - terrific effort for a great cause. Good luck with the ride. Enjoy the scenery.

$224

Greg Maddocks

$224

Annabelle Frances May

Well done Mark!!!

$224

Chris Staples

$224

Sandeep Biswas

Ride like the wind(safely)!!

$224

Bec, Tom Ashley And Zoe

Good luck with the ride and look after each other

$224

Julie & Alan Taylor

Good luck Matt. From the description of the route, I'd buy an e-bike as fast as I could. Cheers, Julie & Alan

$224

Louise Cartwright

Enjoy the ride Mark. Fantastic cause.

$224

Jerry Ilijic

Good luck mate - you'll kill it!

$224

Riddler

I figure this is the equivalent of the the chargeable time to read your email. Time saved! Good luck BJ, I know how much you love this event.

$224

Bryan Coulter

$215

Bob Vassie

Big challenge. Do it safely. Bob V

$215

Andrew Martin

$215

Hamish M.

Well done Mark (in advance!), such an important area for research funding. The impacts of cancer have been terrible for my family.

$209

Rod Trubshaw

Enjoy the cycle Matt.

$209

Ed Miller

$209

John Cameron

Go Dr B! Great work 3 years in a row!

$209

Langsta The Gangsta

Good luck JL!!! Smiddy Smiddy Smiddy!!!

$200

Terry Hammond

Good luck (you crazy bastard!!)

$200

Joseph Schultheiss

Good luck John and team!

$200

Scott Bray

$157

Bev And Matt Coulter

$157

Braedon Smith

Good on you mate

$150

Anonymous

$122

Matt Coulter

$113

Andrew Spicer

Enjoy the ride!

$113

Ross Browning

Great cause! Well done.

$113

Matthew Acton

Well done john

$113

Jonathan Gunnell

$112

Allison Siddaway

Great work Mark!

$112

Shaille Hill

Good luck Mark!

$112

John Mckinstry

Good on you Matt. No chance I'd be able to do that, so do us proud!

$112

Joel Staite

$112

Walker Fran

Good on you John!

$112

Steve And Lisa Kelly

Have a fabulous ride Mark and crew. Such a great cause

$112

Raqib Rahman

Good Luck JL!

$112

Liz Coulter

Impressive challenge. All the best.

$112

Danica

Great cause! :D

$112

Laura Brunning

What an amazing effort.

$112

Andrew

All the best and congratulations for helping better the world.

$112

Greg Armstrong

Go you good thing !

$112

Carmen Loecherer

Good luck JL on this epic journey - its a tough one but a good one and an even better cause - enjoy the ride

$112

Brian Gabrielli

Have fun Mark

$112

Jas And Jo

Good on you Mark and team, great cause. All the very best for the ride. Stay safe.

$112

Jamtin

$112

Mick Wilkes

Good luck on the big ride matt. I hope it is nice a cool for you and not too muggy.

$112

Marco Ficca

Well done Mark B

$112

Richard Simpson

Good luck, JL. Massive undertaking for you.

$112

Paul & Claire

Good luck JL. Looking forward to getting the band back together and running a few multi day…..and night stages

$112

Joel Duffy

$112

Hortech Resources Pty Ltd

Good luck Matt for the ride - a most worthy cause.

$112

Murray Barnham

Hi Matt enjoy the ride. Looks like a good route. Murray

$112

Chris And Sonali Coulter

Go Matt Go!! Great effort !

$112

Al Armstrong

Good luck Matt. I'll take my long flat over your big hills any day!

$108

Mira Martin

✌️

$107

B Dub

$107

Delphine And Ilan

Amazing initiative John!

$107

Gary Bagwell

Have a great ride team Epic, very jealous I can't join this year.

$107

Grandfather

Go David John Leyshon !!!

$107

John Mak

Good Luck JL.....remember "believe you can, and your halfway there"

$107

Robert Boyd

Good on you JL! As always you set inspiring challenges and I love that you had added a little spice to this. And you are always true to the cause. Look forward to some night stage training in the Hunter soon!

$104

Sarah And Steve Bobin

Go Matty!!

$104

Damien O'dea

A good cause Matt. Hope this helps you get up one of those hills.

$104

George Maskovich

$104

Stephen Mammone

$100

Ross Buchanan

Good luck Matt!!

$100

Chris Desoe

Good on you Matt. You're a champ!

$100

Anonymous

$100

Flic

$100

Carl & Steph

Great cause and have fun on the ride!

$92

Cecilia Wu

$90

Doug Coulter

$79

Cameron Kratzing

$79

Cameron Kratzing

$71

Phil Goode

$62

S Raman

$62

Felicity Melville

Good luck Andrew!

$62

Chris Lan

$62

David Lawrence

Go you legend.

$62

Clare

$62

Alan Chenoweth

Happy to support you Mark and the Epic cyclists - hope all goes well on your 5-day ride up north

$62

Stevens Clan

Go Epic, great cause. Hope you reach your goal! The Stevens Clan x.

$62

Ruth Mckeown

Go Mark. You Can Do It!!

$62

Guy Dugdale

Fantastic cause Mark, enjoy the ride! Don’t forget the butt butter…😳

$62

Mick Taylor

$62

Felicity Melville

Go hard Andrew!

$62

Morgan Singleton-fookes

$62

Jo & Richard Magson

Enjoy the ride. We look forward to riding with you soon.

$62

Tony Hazeldean

$62

Bradley Mccallum

Good on ya Mick

$53

Francis

$53

Paul Mitchell

Well done Mouse. Enjoy the ride!

$53

Anthony Davis

Well done! And for a great cause.

$52

Elisa Fenton

So glad to know you'll be back on your bike. All the best for the ride.

$52

Brad Morgan

Good Luck Mick

$52

Graeme Ellis

$52

Millicent Macheru

If anyone can do it, it's you Mick😊All the best 🏆🏆

$52

Dan Mcellister

$50

Ryan Latchford

All the best Mark and Team EPIC! Enjoy the ride.

$50

Kylie Sunnerdale

Best of Luck! Good on you :)

$50

Sandy

$50

Charmaine Lowther

You'll SMASH it out of the park... (can you do it in a blue tutu?? I still have spares 💙)

$30

Kathryn Whitfield

Good luck John!

$26

Liz Nelson

Good on you, Mouse. Go well!

$26

Burak Ayva

$26

Craig Cortello

Good luck!

$25

Rachel Edwards

$21

Straughan

$21

Leah Fawthrop

Good Luck!

$20

Clare Coulter

Go Dad! Here is my student-sized donation.

$20

Julian