TJ Smiddy Ride

Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge 2021

My Activity Tracking


My target 500 kms

Why I ride

In May, I’ll be taking on the Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge. Cycling up to 410 km over three days (I know, I’m sore just thinking about it).

Why am I taking on this challenge?

Because 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 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

My Updates

COVID-19 Vaccination

Wednesday 31st Mar
Done (1 of 2)

New Cycle Path In Indooroopilly

Friday 12th Mar
This will be a great addition to the River Access in Brisbane. 

Gold Coast Ride 2014

Monday 15th Feb
This is a blast from the past

There is always an excuse not to train!!

Wednesday 3rd Feb
Some excuses are better than others. 
Early morning at the Mater waiting for a baby!

Training is slow!

Sunday 31st Jan
Last week I was up at Noosa, this week back in Brisbane. 

Training in Covid Lockdown

Wednesday 13th Jan
Its not great wearing a mask when cycling but we only had a 3 day lockdown!

Got to start somewhere!

Wednesday 13th Jan
Whoops, Xmas, Covid and generally being lazy have really taken their toll! I have set a target weight of 84kg before the Ride in May. Stretch target will be 76kg!! 

2021 Smiddy Challenge

Sunday 10th Jan
I have decided to take part in the 2021 Far North Queensland Smiddy Ride in May. 410km over 3 days. I hope to raise funds for the great research undertaken by Smiling for Smiddy and the Mater Foundation. All donations will go directly to Foundation. I will be funding the costs of the flights, meals and accomodation myself. I hope to raise funds, get fit, lose weight and explore more of this amazing country.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Stephen Cattanach

410 km un 3 days!


Phillip Green


Scott Gwyn

Good luck Tal , great cause !! 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️


Jo Dale

Go Tal! Good cause for you and Smiddy


Jackie Collins

Great work Tal forva great cause.


David & Bec Moore

Happy riding, TJ!


Nerea Mcpike


Phillip Cowlishaw


Paul Bretz

Wish I could join you Tal! Enjoy, and we’ll done on the funds you’ve raised.


Elise, Chris And Emilie Helliwell

Well done Tal :) good luck with your training x


Andrea Garrett

Good luck!!



Happy cycling Tal! Stay safe!


Robyn Aldridge


Katie Christensen


Michael Wynn-williams


Seymour Jacobson

Go Tal! Our thoughts will be with you, (or with your sore bum....!)


Marissa Brennan

Good luck to a great cause!



Good Luck Tal, You can do it


Esther Jacobson

I’m assisting you by rationing your peanut butter access


Chris Wyeth

Good effort Tal




Catherine And Bill Bultitude

Good on you Tal


Carole Marco

Great effort Tal! Very proud! Mumum xxx


Ben Kroon

I just want to see you at 76KG!!


Peter Barrett


Tal Jacobson


Christopher Maher

Good Luck Tal, You can do it


Gian Capati


Suzanne Bertrand



Good on you Tal! From one biker who thinks cancer needs to f-off to another. 🚴‍♀️



Good on you Tal. Have a great ride!!




Laurie Hearley

Such a great cause, enjoy the ride Tal.


Bronwen Byrne

Good luck


Joy Chakraborty


Paula Dillon

Go Tal! 🚴‍♀️


Rob Butler

Good cause TJ!


Julie Buchanan

Good luck Tal!


Brad Briggs

Good on ya Tal!!


Robert Watson


Ana Wiggett

Go for it Tal. Have a great weekend.


Warren Holmes

Good Luck Tal - Don't worry about the weight - carb loading is sensible strategy!


Cosmos Nicolaou


Albert Jung

Go Tal!!


Orly Jacobson

Good job Dolly, get some vaseline!


Josh Collins

Good on you Tal. Best wishes.