Team Russells

Challenge in the Tropics 2022

Why we ride

In May, we’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 are we taking on this challenge?

Because we're committed to making a real impact for cancer research at Mater.

As part of our challenge we are collectively aiming to raise over $15000 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 we need your help.

Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories. 

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

Thank you to our Sponsors

$11.01k

Stephen Russell

$2.11k

Stephen Charles Russell

$1.02k

Halpin Partners

Good Luck

$620

Anonymous

In memory of Fay Plummer

$615

James Goodman

Go well Johnno. Disappointed I won't be with you this year.

$520

Sean Lattin

Well done guys 👏 👏

$520

Michael Fellows

Best wishes

$520

Annette Plummer

Keep up the good work

$515

Mark Finnegan

$515

Brett Plummer

$515

Sarah Derrington

Will be cheering for you from afar!

$515

Christopher Johnstone

$515

Andrew Alexopoulos

Good luck and congratulations to all !!!

$510

Ben Shaw

I am picturing a flock of beady-eyed FNQ turkeys awaiting your arrival.....

$500

Nic Derrington

$500

David And Tracey

Go Lana!!

$313

Stephanie Derrington

Go Nic!!!! Have fun!

$264

Drb

I didn't think you would eat it. Well done!

$264

The Haddan Family

Glad it’s you in Lycra on a bike and not me! Haha Great work buddy. Love Carla, Steve and Billy. Xx

$261

Roy Finnegan

$227

Duncan Marckwald

$227

Sam Walpole

Hope you enjoy the ride!

$215

Dave & Lu

$211

Thomas Jackson

Motivation to get up the hill Nic

$200

Kelli Beloff

Hello Stephen. Good luck on the ride. What a great cause. Kelli and the bees

$200

Michael Northey

Alana! So incredibly proud of your commitment to this worthy cause and for your enduring resilience. All the best for the ride and I hope this helps you reach your goal :)

$158

Andrew Suffern

An impressive effort for a good cause!

$157

Suzy Tay

Enjoy your time, great cause.

$113

Apm

$113

Anita Muecke

$113

Anita Muecke

$113

Shirley & Martin

Well done Guys

$112

Lisa Tyler

$112

Annette Plummer

Great nathan

$112

Renee

Amazing Alana! Cheering you on from the GC! Ps - who’s looking after the chickens?!😉💓

$112

Annette Plummer

Go Lach

$107

Anonymous

$107

Nathan Craner

$107

Nahila Rahman

Woohoo!! Happy to support you supporting this amazing cause ❤️ Good luck!!

$107

Bernie O'connor

$107

M&m

luv u nathan xx

$104

Sean Evans

Good luck and cya at the finish line :)

$104

Anonymous

$104

Dennis Haines

Own the challenge and enjoy the journey

$100

Chris Webb

$62

Sheryl Windsor

Well done to you, Lachlan and Brett. and your support team. Amazing effort.

$62

Greg Windsor

Well done Mate

$62

Marinus Duyvestyn

$62

John & Lorraine Mcnamara

Keep going Old Son-doing well in your ride for Smiddy.

$62

Astrid Groeneveld

Good luck Nathan. You got this!

$62

Isobel Standfast

$62

Ian & Heather

$62

Ian & Heather

$62

Lou

Have fun up there!

$62

Elene Kyranakos

All the best Alana!

$62

Dustin & Karina

Safe riding to you and your team

$59

Sarah

Inspirational Lans!!! Amazing work - well done!

$59

Josh Wheeler

$59

Helen

Good luck Alana

$59

Jan & Trevor Warren

$59

John Gooding

Nice one Nathan

$53

Anne

Good on you, Brett

$53

Chris

I'm only donating so if you injure yourself, I can say, well at least you got money for it.

$53

Kerri-anne Dooley

Good on you Brett! Ride safely!

$53

Nathan

$53

Meghan Lattin

Good luck!!!

$53

Nicole Mackay

Good riding Nic

$53

Rory

Go Alana!

$52

Wayne Oddy

Go well Lach . I did a Smiddy Ride . One of the best and most rewarding things I've ever done.

$52

Irene Dalton

Go Lachlan, do your best

$52

John Dalton

Do your best Alana.

$52

Edwina

Good luck.

$52

Georgia Whelan

Good Alana!!

$52

Fiona Plummer

Have a great ride guys xx

$52

Susan Gibson

Go Brett!

$52

Lachlan Plummer

$50

Katie Benning

$50

Irene Dalton

Go get them Brett.

$50

The Thorpe Family

What a wonderful cause, Alana. All the best for the ride .

$50

John Gooding

$37

Deb Nunan

Good job Lach . What an effort !!!

$37

Anonymous

$32

Mikaela Romeo

$32

Larissa Potter

Great work!

$32

Adele Packer

Great work Alana, all the best with the rest of the ride!

$31

Christy

Go girl!!

$26

Clifton Plummer

$26

Clifton Plummer

$26

Clifton Plummer

$26

Damien Ryan

Mate what a fantastic effort. I have spent time in the Atherton tablelands and that would have been quite a pushbike ride.

$26

Lea Gamble

Good luck to the whole fam bam and can't wait to hear of your adventures!

$25

Jill John

You go girl!

$25

Jess

Go girl!

$21

Andrew Ross

Enjoy the ride Alana.

$21

Danielle Tacon

$21

Tayla Mcdonnell

Good luck Lachlan!

$21

Kirstin Knight

Go Alana!! Good luck with the ride :)

$21

Jacob Fulluck

Go you weapon! 💙

$21

Olivia Choudhury

Good luck Alana!! You’ll smash it xxx

$21

Anonymous

$21

Clara Mcmillan

Go Larns!

$21

S & D Mcmillan

Have fun and stay safe Alana! Sue and Darren

$21

Melissa Cain

$20

Yana Rosales

Goodluck!! So amazed and proud of you and your efforts!! Please dont come back to work with any fatal injuries heheh 🫂

$20

Charlotte Valencic

Good luck Alana - great cause!

$20

Meghan

Amazing work Alana!

$17

Gabriel Aguilar

Beast mode!

$10

Anonymous

Good Luck! What an amazing thing to do ☺️

$10

Tenille

Love you, proud of your achievements!

$10

Bianca Plummer

PROUD OF YOU 💗💗💗💗💗

$10

Bianca Plummer

GO LACHIEE !!!! 💗

$5

Anonymous

Good luck! You’ll do amazing!