Peter Thompson

Challenge in the Tropics 2022

Will you support my fundraising?

Yet again, I am cycling the Smiling for Smiddy Challenge and again seeking your donation!

Smiling for Smiddy is a cancer research charity in Brisbane, named in memory of Adam Smiddy who died of a melanoma at the very young age of 26 in 2006.  You can find more information here.  In total, Smiling for Smiddy has raised over $10m for cancer research at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane.

This year the Smiddy Challenge is again in early May and for logistical reasons again in Far North Queensland; a 680km five-day ride based out of Cairns.  Last year, Nicole joined me for the ride and bullied me into some serious training.  This year she will be away so I have enjoyed a more relaxed training schedule, which may be a problem!

Last year, I promised to match your donations and not to ask you again if I achieved my target of raising $25,000.  So, in asking for your support again, as an incentive for you to donate this year, I will give $2 for every $1 you give up to an aggregate of $25,000

I will be posting our daily progress on my Facebook page:

Many thanks


My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Nick Walden


Tom Gray


Derek Parker

Peter - best of luck in the tropics!!


Candice Smith


Catherine D'cruz


Parvez Ansary

Good luck Peter … sorry for the delay


Andrew Bills

Well done Peter - great cause


Anne Rigby


Alison Walsh And Gary Edmonds

Go Thommo!


John Bashford

Go for it Thommo !


Simon And Hermance Gush

Go Peter! Fantastic cause.


Peter Thompson

Balance of $2 for $1 matched donation


Maggie Snowling

Reach for the Stars! See you soon, Peter!


Peter Batey


Nadia Vedelago

Go well and stay safe, Peter! Hope you get to enjoy some of the time in FNQ off the bike too.


Tina Cockburn

all the best Peter - thank you for your contributions to this important cause and enjoy the ride! Tina



Good Luck!


Cath Guest


David K

Good luck Peter!


Alison Fenton

Good luck!!!


Mark And Theresa Grahame

Hi Peter … good on you for another Smiddy and a much valued cause. Very Best Regards… Mark and Theresa


Cliff's Gardens


Nicholas David Hunsworth


Vi Hartridge

All the best for the ride Peter, such a worthy cause. Im sure Nicole will send lots of encouragement from afar!!!


I Radford

Have fun!


Christine Morrison


Jane Stockdale

Good luck! Hope all goes well.


Christina James

Good luck with it!


Brett Saville


Peter Thompson


Katharine Philp


Wendy C

Well done Peter


Jim Demack


Mark Mccauley

Great effort once again Peter


Philip Ellick

Good luck !


Rae Gough




George Hopkins


Rodney Ward

Best of luck Peter!


Gavin Sanderson


Paul And Sue Myers

Ride safely, good on you for tackling this yet again and without your personal support.


Webmere Pty Ltd T/as Steadfast Nsg Insurance Brokers

Good Luck Peter !


Karen Lane

Go Thommo! All the best Karen


Petrina Gilmore

Best of luck Peter!


Geoff Moore

Good Luck Thommo Hope it’s a great ride See you upon your return Geoff




Anna Hamilton

All the best for your ride this year. I am sure you'll do well without Nicole !! Good luck Anna


David Sartor


Peter Kiernan

Good luck Thommo!


Rory Tapner

Best wishes and sorry this arrives with you so late!


Jim & Pat Cox

Good luck Peter.


Gerry Holmes


David Gow



All the best for the ride Peter, and I look forward to catching up sometime soon ! regards, Mike


Ben Kroon


David Fischel

Go for it !


Jim Spilopoulos


Guy Beringer


Sue Percival

Keep those petals twirling!


Sally Gillespie

Good Luck Peter


Jeremy White

Ride well Peter!


Kelli Beauchamp


Sam Kent

Good luck!


Jan Goodeve


Louise Hardy

Very impressed Peter!


Malcolm B Davison

Good cause! Great effort! Happy to support



Go Peter! Get that research done!!!


William "bill" O'chee