Fundraising Rank: 51 / 1,710
I'M RIDING 815KM THIS OCTOBER
THE DISTANCE FROM
Melbourne TO WOLLONGONG
My Activity Tracking
Distance Rank: 69 / 1,710
My target 815 kms
I'm taking the Challenge to fight MS!
I am taking part in the MS Gong Ride Virtual, the Ride to Fight MS. This year, being virtual, participants can ride from many destinations to Wollongong. I have chosen a virtual ride from Melbourne to Wollongong: 815km throughout the month of October. Every ride I do will count towards my km goal.
I am also aiming to raise $1 per km ridden. $815 to help people with MS. I started my challenge on 1 October. You can see my progress here on my page and support me along the way!
STOP PRESS: Original target exceeded on 11th Oct! Target has been increased to $2 per km ridden. A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY SPONSORS SO FAR!
UPDATE 16th October 2020: I've doubled my original fundraising target of $815 (or $1 per km of the distance target) and I now have $2 per km of the distance target. That means I have to honour my promise to turn round and ride back to (virtual) Melbourne in November!
UPDATE 19th October 2020: $2,000 in fundraising reached. VERY BIG thank you to my colleagues at Novartis for getting me past this major milestone today.
Update 24th October 2020: Distance goal achieved! I've made it from (virtual) Melbourne to Wollongong.
Why am I fundraising?
Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary widely.
For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or live a life without pain?
All of a sudden, your world has changed.
Thanks to your generous support, the funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS support services. Support to keep Aussies living with multiple sclerosis connected to others and connected to the information and services they need to live their best life.
Thank you again for your support!
Sent An Email
Received Five Donations
Reached 50% of Fundraising Target
Reached 100% of Fundraising Target
Logged First KM
Reached Distance Target
MS Gong Day 31 - Last daySaturday 31st Oct
MS Gong Day 30 - Parts A & BFriday 30th Oct
MS Gong Day 29 - Somerville againThursday 29th Oct
MS Gong Days 27 & 28Wednesday 28th Oct Wet weather and a very busy week at work have meant no riding since Monday. No change in the fundraising status either. Need to push both along before the last day on Saturday.
MS Gong Day 26 - Indoor trainer againMonday 26th Oct
MS Gong Day 24 - Arrival in (virtual) Wollongong!Saturday 24th Oct
MS Gong Day 23 - SomervilleFriday 23rd Oct
MS Gong Day 22 - Westleigh lapsThursday 22nd Oct
MS Gong Day 21 - More indoor trainerWednesday 21st Oct
MS Gong Day 20 - $2,000 WooHoo...(and indoor trainer again)Tuesday 20th Oct
MS Gong Day 19 - Indoor trainerMonday 19th Oct
MS Gong Day 18 - Rest DaySunday 18th Oct Too much work to do today sadly (it's a Sunday - shouldn't be at the office)
MS Gong Day 17 - Brooklyn with extras!Saturday 17th Oct
*** NEWS FLASH *** $1,632 raised!Friday 16th Oct The money has come pouring in this week and someone has just tipped me over the threshold to make me activate my promise. Looks as though I will be spending November riding back to (virtual) Melbourne!
MS Gong Day 4 - SomervilleFriday 16th Oct
MS Gong Day 15 - Local lapsThursday 15th Oct
MS Gong Day 14 - SomervilleWednesday 14th Oct
MS Gong Day 13 - Rest DayTuesday 13th Oct Even the Tour de France riders are allowed a day off now and again and they're professionals!
MS Gong Day 12: $1,000 PASSED! THANK YOU!Monday 12th Oct Went back to work today. Only managed an hour's ride just before it got dark. Lovely to see the sun setting over Berowra Valley though.
MS Gong Day 11 - M7 bike path end-to-endSunday 11th Oct
MS Gong Day 10 - WestleighSaturday 10th Oct Busy day today. Not much time for cycling. Just managed a couple of local laps to get a few kms on the board for the day.
MS Gong Day 9 - Parramatta Valley CyclewayFriday 9th Oct
MS Gong Day 8 - Bobbin Head via SomervilleThursday 8th Oct
MS Gong Day 7 - Pie in the SkyWednesday 7th Oct
MS Gong Day 6 - Chilly and damp!Tuesday 6th Oct
MS Gong Day 5 - Berowra Waters and Galston GorgeMonday 5th Oct
MS Gong Day 4 - BrooklynSunday 4th Oct
Getting ready...Monday 28th Sep Checking out the technology, making sure I have a Strava account to log the kms and charging my bike computer. All going surprisingly smoothly so far.
Thank you to my Sponsors