Percy Audrey Dot

Cycle for Cancer 2022

Mission Accomplished! We really did it!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!

A week of grit, sweat, a little blood and almost no tears came to a perfect end along a sunny Kedron Brook with great friends on Day 7.

The sproglets were up bright and early to finish the challenge IN STYLE. 100km in a week, and with a brunch thrown in for good measure. Oh and we overshot by a few kms... 

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THUNDERBIRDS ARE GONE (TO BED!)

Kings of the Mountains

For Day 6 we're cycling out to The Gap and into the high mountains where our Tour de Brisbane will be won or lost before the traditional final-day procession to the Arc de Triomphe.

After fuelling up with a pre-race Slushie, like all the pros do, the peloton lined up in the neutral zone to start the day.

Ready... Set... GO!

An early breakaway by Audrey was reeled in by the questionable strategy of giving her the wrong directions (thanks Mum) and then by the devious distraction strategy of cycling past a playground. 

We made it to The Gap, uphill and down dale for the last part, had a picnic lunch, watched Percy play football and then headed back. MEGA cycling from Dot up all the hills meant 25km was child's play for these little pros. 

In fact, they were so keen they even threw in extra cycling around a kids' bike track near home that DID NOT COUNT towards the km target.

Up and at 'em for the last day! ELECTRIC BIKES FOR NEXT YEAR!!!

The worm has turned

Much better news as the afternoon was clear and dry. We took on a twilight cycle to Mitchelton and back. 12km and we're back on track. Hurrah!

It's a washout!

After hitting the halfway mark in some style, luck has taken a bit of a turn against us. Our afternoon cycle on day 4 was cancelled because the bike lock was jammed - it hasn't been used this much in years! 

Emme attacked it with a hacksaw in time for this morning. Day 5 here we come! We were all up and almost ready when the rain came in. So we've decided to take a break and catch up with an hour's cycle this afternoon when (not if) the clouds clear!

Cheerio for now.

Halfway at Halfway!

A cool change for the cool kids as day 4 dawned cloudy and cool. But nothing could dampen the munchkins' enthusiasm this morning as we headed towards our first mini-goal!

Audrey and Percy pedalled out in front, racing to clock up the kms, and Dot found 7th gear for the first time as we gobbled up the ground. Days 1-3, eat your little hearts out!

And we made it! 14km this morning took us to the halfway mark. Wow, we've already scored 50KM!

MUNCHKINS FOR THE WIN!

Return of the Three Amigos

On day 3 of our hit 7-part miniseries, the 3 little pigs were NOT for waking up in the morning.

YAWN...This little pig tried to hide under the duvet
STRETCH...This little pig kept closing its eyes
SQUEAK...This little pig cried wee wee wee all the way to breakfast

We got going on time and bashed out another 9.5km with only a little bit of the early-morning grumps. Winning at this game!

The saddest moment of the week so far was encountering a fledgling that had fallen out of its nest onto the middle of the bike path. Luckily the 3 pigs weren't feeling peckish so we moved it out of harm's way and hope it'll be safe.

Another Day Bites the Dust...

Today's Cycling Gladiators were up early for John Anderson's starting whistle to clock up some km before before-school choir. 

3, 2, 1 PEEEP! And they're off, Dot going on the first whistle. She led the way all morning and we set records for all our splits as we raced to get to choir on time.

(Although as she got on her bike, Dot wanted to know why her bottom was sore. After another 6.5km this morning, I'm sure it'll be feeling worse on Day 3.) 

Just a short 3km cycle after school to get to gymnastics for a 3-hour training session. Go Team Go!

Oh, and we really enjoyed the new murals on the Webster Road underpass. Enjoy the picture and see you again tomorrow for round 3.


It's Day 1 and we're down to business...

We've hit the first day of our challenge hard - no messing around with these kids, I tell you! We cycled the long way to school this morning, exploring the flood recovery works along Kedron Brook as part of our adventure and clocking up a MASSIVE 10.5km.

...I doubt anyone was in a fit state to do much work at school...

And then home again home again clippity clop. 7.5km in double-quick time. Audrey dropped her chain and Dot fell over at the top of the driveway, but all in all a hugely successful first day. 

You'd better watch out, Day 2. We're going to eat you up for breakfast.

Let's get this show on the road!

Day 1 of training was a 5km bike ride to school on Friday morning! We had a great time. Dot was dawdling because "she just felt like moving her legs slowly and having a good time". It might be the slowest 100km ever seen!

Well done for getting into shape, kids.

We’ve signed up to Cycle for Cancer!

In the past year both of our Grandmothers have sadly been diagnosed with cancer. One has Leiomyosarcoma and the other Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. 

We may only be young (6-9 years old) but are super keen to help raise funds for cancer research. We understand that these funds may not be able to help our family, but really hope they can help someone else's family in the future to live a cancer free life.

We are going to do our best to cycle 100km in the week of the 5-11 September. This is a normal school week for us, in which we already have sports and music, before and after school and on the weekend etc, but we are committed to complete our challenge.

As we get ready to tackle the km's, we are asking for your support to reach our fundraising goal! Can you help us?

Also if you want to join us on any of our cycles get in touch :)

  • Thanks to your support, Percy Audrey Dot McDonald has raised enough for 21.5 hours of research lab time.

Thank you to my amazing Sponsors

$79.75

Matilda And Charlotte's Good Deeds Pig

$52.75

Sophie Robertson

Bravo team McDonald! Zoe and Hannah will be cheering you on

$21.10

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$20

Lisa, Mike, Isaac And Isabelle

Good luck kids! You have a big challenge ahead

$31.65

Julia Trimmer

Great work McDonald family! We look forward to following your incredible cycling journey in class. -Mrs T

$105.50

Jinny Mcdonald

Good luck Guys xxxxx

$10.55

Kate Reilly

Happy cycling Kit and kids - good on you!

$65

Uncle Ant, Aunty Polly, Robin, Tristan And Pip

Morning! Sounds great fun and a terrific cause. We are delighted to take you over your target and wish you luck in your endeavours. Love Uncle Ant, Aunty Polly, Robin, Tristan and Pip

$25

The Palmens

For P, Audrey and Dot, We think that what you're doing is wonderful and that the McDonald Peloton is amazing. Go team!

$21.10

Debbie

$20

Jasmine Christiansen

This is a wonderful and epic thing to do for a good cause. Well Done Percy, Audrey and Dot! ❤️

$68.58

David Grover

Go guys! I have every faith you can do it. :)

$105.50

Evie, Nola And Lawrey

We’ll done neighbours! Evie, Nola and Lawrey xxx

$52.75

Elizabeth And Edward Seow

Well done Percy, Audrey and Dot. What a great fundraiser !

$15.83

Anonymous

Great job!

$21.10

Mauger Family

Well done Percy, Audrey and Dot! What a fantastic cause and such an impressive effort!! Riding to the game today was just the best!! Love the Maugers

$52.75

Alicia Brad And Chester

Great going pedal pushers!

$31.65

Ohlrich Family

Amazing!! Happy cycling team.

$21.10

Kathy Pershouse

Go Percy, Audrey & Dot. 🚲🚲🚲 What a wonderful thing you are doing 💜

$31.65

Kathryn

Great work kids!

$21.10

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$52.75

Kirsten Cox

Go team!!! 🤩🙌

$31.65

Anonymous

A wonderful tale of adventure, enthusiasm and determination. Well done to you all for cycling for such a great cause and no doubt will finish in style today!

$25

The Sudres

Go Team PAD! Awesome effort for an excellent cause!

$52.75

Anonymous

You're doing a great job, Team PAD! Keep pedalling Dot. You can do it. :)

$50

Wright-chambers Clan

Go go go, you amazing bods!! Lots of love from us all.

$31.65

Laura M

Dear Percy Audrey and Dot- thank you so much for doing this bike ride and raising money to help people with cancer- you are an inspiration!

$10.55

Sophia Maher

Great effort Percy, Audrey and Dot!!

$21.10

Harrison And Ashley Nguyen

Way to go Percy, Audrey and Dot!!

$21.10

Price Family

$20

Dee Lee

So proud of you all…. Love D, T, P & A

$105.50

The Hanmer-sedgmans

Amazing work gang ... You are going to kick butt!!! And one day, we will all be able to kick cancer's butt because people like you did hard things. Go team!!!!

$68.58

Morgan Brett

Great effort!

$21.10

Scarlett Ryan

What a great challenge Percy!

$21.10

The Cathcart’s

Well done McDonald’s 👏👏👏

$15.83

Corella Lidster

Go Dot! You’ve got this!

$110

Andrew & Lyn Christiansen

What a lovely thing to do! Way to go! 5 stars, PAD!

$52.75

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$52.75

The Messers

Good luck team! We will be cheering you on!

$21.10

The Ashfords

Well done Percy, Audrey and Dot! That's some mighty impressive cycling 👏👏

$15.83

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$52.75

Williams Clan

Go McDonalds! Love Frankie and Archie

$127.68

Uncle Ed & Aunty Niki

Good luck team, sure you'll absolutely smash it & have a lot of fun! Xxx

$68.58

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$68.58

You've Received A Match!

Thanks to our generous matching partner.

$21.10

Sophie Mooney

Good luck with the ride this week! We are very impressed with your efforts. From Sophie, Anna & Sarah.

$15.83

Anonymous

$26.38

The Watt’s

Awesome guys 🙌👏👊

$21.10

Patricia Erriah

$21.10

Cindy Boyle

Well done 👍🏻

$52.75

Aunty Ingrid And Uncle Tom

You guys are champions! Well done!!

$20

Stradlings

Amazing work guys! What a wonderful idea 🚴

$131.88

Care Source Group

Well done team

$21.10

Lara, Alex And Erin

Lara, Alex and Erin are sending you all their muscle energy to get you to your goal!! (they're looking a bit floppy now..)

$26.38

The Paynes

Great effort kids!

$25

Jaxson, Sienna & Ashton

Great work team! From Jaxson, Sienna & Ashton!

$68.58

Jabs Family

Well done team.

$52.75

Kinta Jones

Great work Percy, Audrey and Dot 💕💜👌

$52.75

Julia And Duncan Little

High Fives for Percy, Audrey and Dot!!!

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Jenny Mcmillan

Fantastic effort

$105.50

Anonymous

$25

Vasant Family

Awesome work Percy Audrey and Dot!