Mick Young

Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge 2021

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?

My Achievements

My Updates

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.

Almost ready

Friday 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.

10 Sleeps

Thursday 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. 😁

Thank you to my Sponsors


Stu Keeton

Good work Mick have a great week


Margaret Amos


Perry Barker

Enjoy the ride, hope the weather treats to crew kindly stay safe and another success for the Smiddy team


Shelley Rogers

Awesome Laaaatooos! You and your gang are legendary!


Lynette Cleland

Ride safe Booooooooba!!


John Spinetti

Well done Mick


Phil Mcgoldrick

All the best Mick


Adam Lewis

Good cause, All the Best Mick !!


Andy & Julie

Good on ya biscuits..


Letitia Amos


Fire Cover Australia

Always happy to support you Mick


Dot Young


Eversafe Fire And Safety

'Pump those legs Mick - always happy to support you and a most worthwhile cause .


Keith Milham

Catch up after your ride mate


Susan Lillehagen

Great work Mick! Be safe!!


Brendan Scilini

Go you good thing


Jared Morkel


Scott Eipper

Fantastic cause!


Michael Young


Spotless Brisbane Team

Huge thanks from Mick to the Spotrless team at Gallipoli Barracks Enoggera


Louise Schafer

Keep going Mick!


Simon Hawken

No sand bagging Skip


David Schubel

Go Mick


Rachel Zanatta

Well done Mick - you'll have to up your goal! You've reached it already.


Jo And Pete Hamilton

Great work Mick All the best on a great ride Love the Hamilton Family


Hannah Crossley

Go Mick!


Danny Troe

Onya Mick.



You can do it Stinky!!


Anthony Dinn

Nicely done Mick!


Col & Suzie Stevens

Good on ya Mick!


Mike & Sal Pearman

Ride like the wind Mick. Hope you have fun.