Nicole Svencis

Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge 2021

Why I ride

In May, I’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 am I taking on this challenge?

I am doing this ride for Tash and Ben. Ben died of aggressive melanoma on 29th November 2020. Tash is my niece and her world has fallen apart. She saw her future with Ben, so not only has she lost her soulmate but she put every ounce of her being into being there for him until he died.

So I want to make a difference for Ben, for Tash, for all those living with cancer and the loved ones supporting them. This effort is for them. It's also to be an example that life is still out there waiting for you, Tash. Grab it with both hands!!

As part of my challenge I’m aiming to raise valuable funds 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 I need your help. 

Will you support my fundraising by making a donation to my fundraising page today?

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Jane Halliday


Anne Young

You are an inspirational woman. Great riding 🚲


Mum & John Wilson

Wonderful effort. So proud of you Love Mum & John


Damien Atkinson

Good Luck, Nicole. Eat early, drink heaps and stay upright. xxx



All the best!!


Kim Wealands


Beres Woodhead

Go girl!


Sue Percival

Good luck.


Kaya Slater

Go you amazing woman!! Xxx


Marcella Danks

Good luck!



This is for You, Tash & Ben


Monique Kurki

Nicole I am in awe of your courage, fitness and generosity- well done


Kris And Emily Effenberger

Thanks for doing a great thing for a great cause and for an even greater guy !


Judy Nicol

Wishing you good luck on your ride


Marise Mcguirk

Go Nic. Rond de Jambe it to the end.


Gavin Sanderson

Good luck with it Nicole


Sue Colen

You're an inspiration Nicole. Ride safe


Mick Lord

Best wishes for a successful, safe and enjoyable ride. Heather Lord


Chris Murphy


Stephen Hilton

Sorry this is not much Nicole [we are hoping to do our own fitness fundraising event this weekend also]. I guess every bit counts & this is a very good cause & very admirable of you to ride for your niece and her late partner. We hope you had fun on the ride also. Cheers, Hiltons


Julie Mannion

I hope it's a fun ride while you are raising funds and awareness. Great work Nicole.


Theresa N Mark

Awesome ride Nicole... great cause... enjoy


Paul & Sue Myers

Hope the weather gods are kind, safe riding


Samantha Wynne


Nicole Svencis



You go girl! Truly one in a million. Biggest love


Lisa Edwards

You are simply amazing! 🙌🏻


Jennifer Hawkins

All the best for you and your team in this gruelling but worthy challenge.



You are amazing cxx


Wendy Davis

You have always been a hard worker, and with good values Nicole.


Libby Yee

Best wishes for a safe ans successful ride Nicole.


Ange Ramsay

What a champion you are Nicole.


Anastasia Blake

Wonderful gift!


Sue Boulton

Go Nicole. You are such an inspiration!


Catherine Charalambous

A wonderful way to show your support. Go Girl!


Tracy Spencer

Go well Nicole! xx


Catherine Mclauchlan


Rosemary Spencer


Anita And Ashlee Dennett


Leanne Roberts


Shelley Kay


Maureen Malouf

Nicole, I am so sorry to hear this news and so proud of you riding for this cause and that I can contribute in a small way. Lots of love Maurs xx


Lill Agerup

Amazing ride Nicole! I am so impressed by your efforts- truly remarkable.


Tanya Dolan-brown

I don't know you Nicole, but Ben was a good friend of mine and I miss him everyday. What a great person you are for raising awareness and much needed funds.


Margaret Henderson, Peter And Tom Landy

Good luck Nicole.


Louise Oswell

Great cause and huge challenge. Best wishes Nicole


Ted And Lee Chapman

Awesome girl!!!! Go.




Jill Hewitt

Worthy cause - good for you, Nicole!


Lauren And Alex Curmi

Such a wonderful thing to do. Ben was one of a kind and is sorely missed.


Kate Knynenburg


Nerrida Ford

Ride well, Nicole, such as inspiration to us all!


Angela Ralston

Go Nicole 🌟


Jill Bills

Go Nicole! You are amazing and courageous. XO


Rhyl Row

Good Luck


Julie Kaesehagen

Go well Nicole! Amazing effort x


Fiona Tonkin

Hope your ride went well.


Michelle Vass

With you as you pedal- down up down! UP!!


Margie Slaughter

Good Luck Nicole. It is a wonderful cause.


Fiona Yeang


Karen Lane

Good luck Nicole! I'll be thinking of you :) xx


Sam Traves

Wishing you strength and endurance (and a warm bath when you finish!) Sam x


Jane Horwill

Go well Lovely Lady, I know you can do it for all the reasons important to you! With you all the way! Ox


Jd Lee

Take care


Vi Hartridge

All the best Nicole, you are an inspiration.


Kerryn Bridgman

Go Nicole!!! We’re all be behind you!!


Geraldine Carty

Hey Nicole, I'm sending you massage virtually, and a contribution to your fundraising. good luck, Geraldine


Margaret Davison

Go girl