Shayne Rutherford

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?

Like many others, my family and I have also been impacted by cancer. I know from first hand experience how challenging this can be and how important it is to continue to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment outcomes.  Because  of this, I’m committed to making a real impact for cancer research at Mater.

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.

Together, we can help support world class research here in Queensland to make a real difference for those of us impacted by cancer. 

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

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Ian Sampson

Shayne, This is a great thing you and your mates are doing. It will make a difference in the lives of many. Cheers!


The Shoe Garden

I can't even imagine what it would be like to cycle 680km in five days (up hills, too!), so I'm super impressed and grateful that you're doing so to help raise such much-needed and valuable funds.


Robert Hogg


Wim Meutermans

Great idea, Shayne, good luck with the ride, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time feeling sore occasionally. W


Kim Wright

All the best Shayne!


Andrew Cooksley

Enjoy the ride Shayne!


Shayne Rutherford


Kevin Gottstein

Great challenge and cause. Good luck Shane.


Gavin Becker

Go Shayne!! Great cause


Drew Watson


Michael England


Bryan Granzien

All the best with the lunch and the ride, not to mention the funding for a great cause. Cheers Bryan


Improving Schools Australia Pty Ltd

Go well Mate!



Good luck my friend and enjoy every minute of it. Well done in advance !!


Sam Bonanno

Shayne - Great cause ,Good Luck. Regards, Sam Bonanno


Tony Keane

A great effort for a very worthy cause, well done Shayne, keep those legs pumping!


Duncan Glasgow

That’s great Shayne, good luck with the peddling


Bob Morton

Well done mate, waiting until you finished was not a lack in confidence in you, more lack of organisation with me!


Andrew Hocking

Well done Shayne. Ride safe



Ride ride and then ride some more........ Good on you for doing this.


Dan Fearfield

Just keep on pedalling, it’s very worthwhile.


John Warda


Tim R Poole

Make sure you stay on the bike for the entire journey


Jan Zammit

You’re a champion!


Brent Marcombe

Leave plenty of space between yourself and Hocking.


A Rutherford

Go Bro Think of the down-hills!


Jay Hooker

Good luck on your ride uncle Shane.


Peter Bolton


David J Nash

Ian Sampson referred me to your activity. Happy to support such a great effort.


Neil Barringham

Hi Shayne. Hope the ride is going well. Good on you for taking on this challenge. I look forward to relaxing over a cold one when you get back and hearing how it went. Neil Barringham


Charles Gregory

Good on you Shayne