Why I ride
In May, I’ll be escaping the cooler weather and taking on the Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge, cycling 680 km over five days visiting Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Daintree and the Atherton Tablelands.
Why am I taking on this challenge?
I have been involved with Smiling for Smiddy since 2008 when I participated in my first Smiddy Challenge from Brisbane to Townsville. That very year, my Dad was diagnosed with Melanoma and after a short battle, passed away at the age of 74.
I continue to ride in memory of Dad with 7 Smiddy Challenge rides to Townsville and countless other Smiddy events under my belt. Back in 2009, there was little chance of a good outcome when diagnosed with this disease however, there have been some amazing breakthrough treatments now available which will save lives.
I’m also using this ride to encourage people to get a skin check as melanomas detected and treated early are cured in 90% of cases.
As part of my challenge I’m aiming to raise valuable funds to support the ongoing great 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 I need your help.
Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories.
Will you support my fundraising by making a donation to my fundraising page today?
We're underway....Sunday 2nd May And the FNQ Smiddy Challenge is underway. A great roll out to Port Douglas and now enjoying the humidity of Mossman......thanks so much to all that have supported me on this ride. Share
Almost readyFriday 30th Apr Big thanks to the Spotless team at Gallipoli Barracks today for supporting my fundraising efforts and giving me the opportunity to tell my Smiling for Smiddy story and encourage people to get a skin check...……$225 from donations on the day and some more online donations to come. Cant thank you people enough. Share
10 SleepsThursday 22nd Apr Only 10 sleeps until we hit the roads of FNQ for another Smiddy adventure. With tax time just around the corner, there has never been a better time to make a donation........and get a skin check whilst you're at it. 😁 Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Andy & Julie
Fire Cover Australia
Eversafe Fire And Safety
Spotless Brisbane Team
Jo And Pete Hamilton
Col & Suzie Stevens
Mike & Sal Pearman