Sam Cooke

Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge 2020

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Why I ride

In August, I’ll be cycling 1600 km from Brisbane to Townsville as part of the 2020 Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge. That’s nine days in the saddle (I know, I’m sore just thinking about it).

Why am I taking on this challenge?

Because I’m committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer.

As part of my challenge I’m aiming to raise $5000 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.

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

Thank you to my Sponsors

$223.60

Vaughan Kippers

$52

Hammond

Well done Sam.

$52

Brena

Legend.

$62.40

Jeanie Mcintosh

What a legend! No words can express how proud it was to watch you roll into Townsville!! Keep pedalling little legend you inspire us all to do more! Love your stories each day! Can’t wait to see what you do and where you go next! 💯💪🤴 ❤️ Jeanie Mc, Anthony and Chayse the Tank and my bro Mac! X

$20.80

Janice Mccallum

Great work Sam and a great cause.....you’re a legend! Safe and happy riding!🚴🏻‍♂️😎

$61.36

Salena Barrett

Huge effort well done 👍

$41.60

Shaye Bardsley

$52

M Grogan

Wish we were there to see you rolling in but we will just picture that early morning drive out of Mt Isa seeing you bust through the return leg from your morning ride to Cloncurry. Go Cookie!

$59

Deb Scuderi

$52

Shane Cooke

$515

John Busuttil

You're story really inspired me not to take anything for granted......

$20.80

Chris Pike

True Blue!! Good on ya fella!!

$104

Georgie Dudley

Great work Cookie, amazing effort!

$52

Luisa Patel

$52

John Francis

Loved following your ride on Facebook as a friend of Krista’s & Dave (Smiddy). Such a fantastic cause & organisation.

$5.20

Anonymous

$20.80

Gail Williams

Thank you for all your fundraising efforts, Sam. You are amazing!

$20.80

Janet Delaney

Hope that the wind is behind you all of the way.

$111.28

Susan Greenham

Massive ride Sam. All the best.

$111.28

Linda

Won't bring John or your mum back but will help other families, be careful and have a great trip

$104

Jason Dwyer

Great stuff champ. Love your work. Hope your arse isn't too sore.

$26

Leona Burnett

Safe riding

$52

Grazina

Inspirational, legendary one in a billion!! You continue to amaze us Fechners Sam.. keep riding and changing the world one peddle at a time

$200

Rotary Club Of Hervey Bay Sunrise

$20.80

Debbie T

Good on ya Sam - true champion!

$10.40

Charmian Campbell

$100

Wrecka

$52

Nathan Williams

$15.60

Yasmin Donaldson

such an amazing thing you're doing :) keep on pushing on

$52

Pam Hodgson

You are doing a wonderful thing Sam.

$104

Toni Rowston

Ride safe Toucan 🚴🏻‍♂️

$31.20

Shar Leeson

Just brilliant what you are doing. F#*k Cancer!! Thanks Cookie!

$52

Molly And Dan

$31.20

Wendo

Good on you tackling another champion effort Cookie. Safe travels.

$20.80

Sammy-jo Tetlow

We need more people in the world like you Sam! All the best xx

$200

The Boss Shop

Keep it going Sam !!! You are the Man !!!!

$52

Trish George

Well done Sam...Thank you!

$61.36

Zac Penny

Have a Crack Toucan Xx

$10.40

Helen M Smith

$104

Roberta Wurth

So proud of you Sam!! Well done

$61.36

Tonia Hamilton

Awesome + humbling 👍🏻

$61.36

Christiane Bauer

Dear Sam, you do a great job for such an important disease 🙏🏻

$78

Tony Eggins

Good on ya Cookie, not sure if you're an athlete of a crazy MF, either way, you are a legend mate!!! All the best.

$52

Paul Clark

$50

St Lawrence Hotel

$10.40

Troy, Lucy & Harry Geltch

$100

Luke & Amanda Gowing

Ur a bloody mad man Cookie #nevernotstartednevernotfinished

$52

Ros Robertson

Amazing Sam ! You are a wonderful human being !

$20.80

Kev Trueman

All the best Cheers Kev

$104

Alison Whitehead

You are always fighting the good fight - well done Sam.

$15

Seb - Footlocker Cairns

$52

Paul Staneke

I do remember so thanks mate and good luck for the rest of your ride. I hope to see you when in T'ville.

$52

Mia And Kev Stemm

Thanks Cookie for your wonderful work on fundraising. Have enjoyed your photos and blog. Take care hinges from us

$61.36

Scott Carpenter

Onya Cookie! Sensational solo effort. Loved following your journey. Hope to cross paths again soon mate.

$111.28

Liz Butler

Massive congratulations you crazy lunatic!! Thanks for everything you do for this cause! x

$20.80

Kaliki James

$111.28

Dave And Phena Biddulph

Way to go Sam! All for a very good cause.

$100

Natina Townley

You really are one of a kind. A true stand out, Kind hearted and down to earth Cookie. Good luck with the final kms of your epic ride for a great cause.

$26

Darren Garrison

Keep up the good work mate! Smashing it x

$61.36

Amanda Ryan

Have a safe journey!!! Hopefully meet you for Challenge 2021!

$1.04

Lexi Mcgrath

$31.20

Ron Andmandy Morgan

Great ride and good reason to support cancer research. I think we will all be affected by this disease in our family or extended family sometime.

$223.60

Steve Bardsley

Great work Cookie!

$61.36

Carlee Driscoll

$52

Kat Smith

You truly are an amazing person Sam. I have been following your journey each leg and am in awe of your fitness. Your dedication to this important cause is truly inspiring!

$52

Jen T

You doing amazing work to raise awareness in the fight of this shitty disease...keep up the great work Sam and good luck!!!

$61.36

Heather Shields

$20.80

Mitch Witherington

Inspired by your courage

$223.60

Bicycle Centre Caloundra

Admire your efforts Sam, Jess and Annie!

$200

Jayden & Rachel Swarbrick

$59

Keely And Brit

So proud!

$52

Yvonne Fewings

Well done Sam

$50

Mackerel

Nice work Toucan!

$52

Rob And Georgie Lucas

$20.80

Jane

We passed you on the highway!!

$111.28

Horn

Bloody fantastic job Sam. I have so many people around me fighting cancer at the moment I should’ve been riding with you. (We have done that trip in the opposite direction before)

$41.60

Allan Sutton

Well done Cookie. Excellent work

$111.28

David Price

You are the perfect amount of crazy Cookey. Well done mate!!!

$20.80

Sandra Hansen

$215

Seagull & Beardy

Enjoy the ride. We love reading your daily adventures. Thanks for making the effort to fund raise for this horrible disease. I know how important this work is.

$52

Brenden Riches

Great effort Cookie, i hope you reach the target. I'll shout you a coffee back on shift too!

$31.20

Prue Mowry

Ride safe. What a brilliant effort Cookie.

$41.60

Wong Brown

Such an admirable thing. Go Sam!!

$104

Emma Cook

Awesome effort Toucan.....bloody legend!! See you in Cairns soon.

$50

Tuna

Good work Toucan! Be safe, and have a great time

$10.40

Allan Sutton

Good luck

$61.36

Miguel Tovar

I hope is a brick ride and you do a run at the end :-) . You are amazing Cookie not only for the crazy challenges you do but for how much you help to find a cure to cancer. My admiration 🙌

$49.92

Julienne Drysdale

keep going legend. Oh and remember beer is a great after recovery drink! Jules

$111.28

Paul Moore

$111.28

Stinky Dave

Go you good thing. Awesome effort. Stinky Dave

$52

The Groundwaters

Love you work Cookey!

$250

Yamba Shores Tavern

Great job Chalkie, bloody legend status.

$61.36

Gary Brayley

Fantastic effort Sam, I admire your determination to assist in finding a cure that will benefit people for many years to come. Stay safe out there you legend. I hope the road is smooth and the wind is on your back.

$50

Lyn Brighouse

Hello Sammy...All the very best for this big challenge. Such a great cause. My brother passed away in 2014 from Melanoma, so it is very close to my heart. Good luck , I will keep an eye open for you in Bundaberg...Warmest Regards Lyn.

$111.28

Es Logistics

Great job Cooky. I saw you on the news in the pissing down rain and have been following your journey - inspiring stuff.

$61.36

Team Frandy

you are such an inspiration...thank you for making such a difference to the lives of others!!👏👏 stay safe xx

$61.36

Anonymous

Top effort as per usual. All the bestfor the rest of your trip.

$61.36

Geiger Family

Great work Cooky!!!

$223.60

Geoff Ney

Great stuff Cookie, ride strong be safe mate, please call on me if you need anything when you going through CQ

$260

Philip Hunter

Way to go Cookie. An incredible solo challenge. Cheers Phil and Nat

$111.28

Mike Currie

Great stuff Sam

$61.36

Trish Vickery

Well done Sam, what a fantastic thing to be doing for a very worthy cause.

$111.28

Vaughan Kippers

Going well, Sam. Keep it up.

$111.28

Meredith Whitehouse

$52

Linda Florence

Best of luck Sam.

$20.80

Ashlee Staneke

Good luck!!

$52

Anonymous

Keep up the good work mate, and it’s recruit course 51/2002.

$20.80

Jeffo

$100

Snail & Mozzie

Good on you Toucan. You’re a legend!!

$10

Andrea Carne

Good on you cousin! Proud of you xo

$65

Sam Cooke

$52

Bonita Hamalainen

Your amazing Sam!

$31.20

Michael Donnelly

Great effort Cookie !!!

$111.28

Brenda Bimrose

Inspirational effort Sam. Safe riding

$26

Jeremy Wienert

Well done Sam and welcome to our awesome city Cairns! Outstanding achievement

$52

Kirsty Sheehan

Great ride for a great cause!

$515

Michael Fellows

Well done my friend - exceptional ride you have embarked upon

$20.80

Lyn

$26

Jodie Clark

Bloody truly amazing Toucan!!

$52

Picko

Cookie you are one amazing human. Love your work mate. Stay safe

$100

Jo & Darren Barnes

Congratulations Sam you are amazing!

$52

Mark Thinee

Sam you legend. Not far to go now. Keep up the good work and enjoy a finish line 🍺 or two. 💪

$20

Farrah Bowcock

What a great achievement Sam!!

$515

Fruity And Yak Lever

You are an absolute champion Toucan. So proud to have you as a friend - love what you do !

$111.28

Don & Patrice Pickwick

Go Sam!!

$83.20

Rathi Sripathy

Good luck Sam awesome selfless work all the very best n stay safe

$100

Sharky/alyssa/estelle (the Darra 3)

Cookie we are so proud of you mate. Your ride reminded us of the very first time I took off in 2006 when Smiddy first started. Loved the blogs, the photos, the publicity you got. What an adventure old mate. Great work and now time for a few coldies to celebrate.

$15

Generous Young Guy From Footlocker Cairns

$52

Melinda Williams

Great work Sam - you've sure got "the power and the passion" to make this challenge look easy!! Love you dude! ;) xo

$104

Paul Fewings

Awesome effort for a great cause mate

$223.60

Mike And Michelle Price

Great job Sam!

$20.80

Juanita Lawn

All the best Sam and well done !🚴🏻‍♂️

$52

Janeene Mansey

Great work. Ride safe

$111.28

Brian Gabrielli

I reckon you are mad Sam, but best of luck. Watch out for the huge number of caravans on the road.

$215

Darren & Vicki Hauser

Awesome work Sam. Travel safe and enjoy👊👏

$111.28

Darlene Mcbride

Enjoy watching your journey - great effort.

$5.20

Anonymous

$100

The Gaskes

Great ride... Great cause... Great cream bun!!!

$50

Rod Borgges

Keep it up Sammy, great cause and great inspiration ✊👍🙏

$50

Charlee Lipscombe

$515

Aram Drake

Legend mate, smashing it 👍

$25

Ken Wood

$20.80

Les Stephensen

Way to go Sam. Best wishes from the past!!

$20.80

Kel Lane

$20.80

Bruce Frazer

Great stuff Sam. Keep going. We’ll be following you all the way.

$61.36

Gilly Pilchard

Awesome effort!! Stay safe!!

$111.28

Ian Brandon

Hey Cookie. Well done on the ride mate. Still going strong. You’re a legend. Cheers mate. Monster A2D

$61.36

Tony Young

Amazing feat doing it solo and unsupported.

$10.40

Jayne Barrett

$111.28

White

Good on ya Sam!

$31.20

Linda Kennedy

Makes up for the ticket I didn't get around to getting :)

$26

Kevin & Jennifer Roth

$26

Jess Parrish

Bravo! Great riding Sam

$50

Michelle Gray

Phenomenal effort Cookey! Well done. xxx

$61.36

Xavier Singh

Great Work Mate

$208

Margaret Smith

$10.40

Austin Zupp

$26

Neville Pedersen

Go mate. Good cause. I support QBank.

$100

Prince Of Whales Hotel Proserpine

$50.96

Dayle Jordan

Thank you, Sam!

$104

Greg Biggs

Amazing effort congrats!

$61.36

Brendan Stewart

Great work Sam your Mum would be proud mate.

$100

Lee Holloway

You are amazing, Sam Cooke! Well done

$1

Anonymous

$223.60

Steve Russell

Good luck and ride safe, Legend.

$15

Generous Young Guy At Footlocker Cairns

$111.28

Merran Cowper

Incredible effort! I’d love to try travelling like that! I might just go from here to the ‘Curry first to see how I go tho!

$20.80

Anonymous

$52

Tony Scott

Well done mate.

$111.28

Fiona

Your mum would be bloody proud of you !

$4.16

Anonymous Elderly Lady In Bundaberg

$50

Sonya Long

$20.80

Chris And Wayne Metcalfe

Ride safe Sam

$31.20

Allez Sport

You mad bastard. Keep up the great work

$61.36

Lynnie

Great work once again Sam. Your mum would be very proud ❤

$52

Bruce Roth

Go hard Sam. The Roth family are behind you all the way.

$104

Bull Ant

Epic effort!

$52

Ruth & Charlie Haigh

In memory of Gloria

$61.36

Brenton Cope

Well done mate great effort for a great cause

$40

Jacqui Berry

Awesome work Toucan! Such a great cause. All the best for the remainder of your ride. Enjoying the updates

$20.80

Noelene Forrestal

Fantastic effort

$61.36

Cheryle Bland

Go Sam- enjoy and be safe

$10.40

Christie Close

$111.28

Quinn Cramer

Good Luck Sam! Stay safe!’

$52

Terry And Deb Southon

Good work you mad man!!!

$500

The Caves Lions Club

$52

Carly Bayles

Well done Sam! You are still a machine on that bike!

$127.92

Gary Wall

Impressive start. Keep going young fellow

$10.40

Mel Campbell

$61.36

Jim Williams

Cheers, mate!

$100

Greater Mt Gravatt Mansfield Lions Club

$20.80

Michelle Wright

Great effort

$312

Paul De Man

Well done on the Ride, Brissy to Cairns 🏆🏆🏆

$111.28

Sarah Carey

Well Done Sam!!

$40

Gary Tipping

$59

Nick Mallett

Great work Sam

$61.36

Noel King

Thanks for doing this for such a good cause.