Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pedalling For A Great Cause




Hey-ho regular readers. It is October again and that can only mean one thing. 
The Great Cycle Challenge.

I have nominated to ride 1000km again this October to help raise funds to find a cure for kids cancer. That means I ride 33km per day, every day for the month of October. 

Not my usual bag, but its for a great cause.

Great! You say, thats easy, right? Well, I have had a dose of the deadly man-flu these last 12 days and have been laid up as a result. Don't panic, all indications are that I am pulling through but it was a close scrape!

How does that effect my 1000km target? Well, it means I missed kicking off Day I with a decent ride. This time last year I was 205km along the way to the 1000km. Here we are at Day II and my total is a measley 37km. I am already behind the 8 ball.



I will do my best to get back on track ASAP. If anyone feels like chipping in to sponsor me that would be greatly appreciated and remember, it is tax deductible for us Aussies.


Alternately, I challenge you folks out there in Bloggerland to ride 33km once a week, all in one hit, each week for the month of October. 
Yup, you can either donate (please) or you can reap the benefit of feeling what 33km feels like, only you don't have to do it day after day. Just 4 times for the month will suffice.


You never know. You might just like it........so dig those pushys out!






Cheers.





9 comments:

  1. Nice one Dave, and a great cause too. I've got a bit of two-wheeled activity coming up so I'm afraid the pushy will staying in the shed for the near future. Maybe when I get back.

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    1. Weak excuse! You only need access to a bikecycle once a week. You could grab one of those cheap hire bikes.......

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  2. Challenge accepted 😁 33 Beers per day....

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    1. Righto! Photos or it didn’t happen. Bet you can’t do either so just cough up the dough.

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  3. A great effort Dave, man you must be fit! Interestingly I saw a specialist about a back problem recently and asked him about physio. His response was that I should forget going to a physio but get a bicycle and get riding (as well as walking every day).

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    1. Thanks Jules. I do between 5-10 000km per year on my pushies so that helps. It is all two wheels so (mostly) fun.
      The best bit has been the mind shift that went with it when I first got into mtbs about 10 years ago, from wondering why I felt so rubbish to seeing cycling as a heath maintenance regime. Sometimes it hurts and just plain sucks but I keep the end goal in mind.

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    2. Might I add, it was my back that was killing me too. I needed to get fitter(stronger) so I incorporated some core work into my weekly plan. Now I just do 20 or 30 crunches (or similar) every second day or so and my back has been fine......it must be a miracle.... :)

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