Novartis Neuroscience

2020 MS Gong Ride Virtual

I'm taking the Challenge to fight MS!

Aside from looking forward to joining others in the fun and atmosphere on the day, I'm taking part to raise funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis.Β 

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and average age of diagnosis is 30. It can strike anyone at any time and the systems vary so widely.

For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you 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 to the phone to call someone - anyone - or live a life without pain?

Our Achievements

REACHED 25% OF FUNDRAISING TARGET

REACHED 50% OF FUNDRAISING TARGET

REACHED 75% OF FUNDRAISING TARGET

REACHED 100% OF FUNDRAISING TARGET

RECRUITED 5 TEAM MEMBERS

Thank you to our Sponsors

$261

Big Sis

Onya ChristineπŸ₯°

$250

Mark Schulz

$157

Fi Ronsberg

Go SuperMo πŸ‘Š

$157

Anonymous

Appreciate everything you do for people living with MS. Thank you.

$157

Nemes

Hey Mo! You can do this!

$150

Dave & Mark Templeton Hilton

Legendary effort Mo! X

$150

Manrish Dhingra

$104

Mary-ann

Keep up the amazing work for patients with MS Merilyn. Enjoy your ‘trip’ from Melbourne ... the rail trail around Beechworth and Bright is stunning!

$104

Andrew Odell

$104

Jerome Berbigier

Go Team Neuroscience, putting control back in the hands of people living with MS!

$104

Alison Casey

$104

Gina Saad

Well done team so proud of you πŸ˜‰

$104

Kathryn Underhill

You are a star. Keep up the good work!

$104

Joanna Corrick

Good to see COVID isn’t getting in the way of a good cause !!

$104

Rid

On ya Mo xx

$104

Jane Adams

Once again you are the MS Gong Ride champion for the team.

$104

Byron

What a great cause, good luck!! PS Google maps said 871km :)

$104

John Penn

$104

Peter Murphy

Go team Novartis!!

$104

Bruce Kemmis

$104

Bruce Kemmis?

$104

Charles Mcdonald

Ride well

$100

Ana Kraucher

$100

Felicity Kao

Almost there Christine! You've got this!

$100

Merilyn Penn

$100

Joan Henderson

$100

Ingrid Teda

So inspiring Mo! Loved your challenge message

$100

Anonymous

$100

Lucas Tocchini

$84

Mel Skillicorn

Fantastic effort Merilyn.

$78

Tania Roach

Good to catch up again last weekend. Keep those wheels turning! Great initiative and think you are amazing.

$78

Tim Jones

GO Merilyn!!! Great to see the photos of my old Sydney bike rides AHHH the memories. Tim

$78

Paula Mackie

Wow, impressive riding Merilyn.

$78

Paula Mackie

Keep pedalling! Great job.

$78

Mish Farris

$78

Alex Neumann

Hi Merilyn, good on you for embarking on this virtual ride and helping us raise funds for this important cause. Keep riding!!

$78

Roderick Smith

Great work!!

$78

Alexandra Gray

Go Tim! You can do this...

$78

Rachel Schlunke

Go Mo and team!!!!!!

$78

Ian Stapley

Have a fun ride John !

$78

Jason Izzard

$78

Jo Mcgregor

Ride like the wind

$78

Steve Hume

Great work John.

$78

Amy Gye

Nice work Merilyn, keep it going!

$78

Cherie Green

Enjoy the ride 🚴

$78

Annie Thatcher

Go team Novartis

$78

Fiona Howard

$75

Natalie O'reilly

Good luck u absolute superstar! 🚲

$75

Moira Nelson

More power to your pedals Mo! Mum and dad xx

$75

Kate & Katy

Go MO!!!!

$75

Iain Macpherson

You can do it!

$56

Tim Weale

$52

Steve Carroll

Such a great cause Merilyn. Well done on another successful ride and fund raising effort!

$52

Phil Rayner

Great Work Mate

$52

Rachel Mcbride

Awesome Mo!

$52

Cherie Green

Good luck 🚴🏻‍♀️

$52

Cecelia Bagley

Wow Merilyn - great effort. You should be proud of how close you are to achieving your goal and making a difference to people living with MS. Cheers Cec

$52

David Gahan - Rxmx

Well done team Novartis

$52

Jerome Berbigier

$52

Kirsten Lodge

$52

Jane Westwood

You’ve definitely got the KM up, but Merrilyn has surpassed you on the donations - I think you need a boost to catch her..... next challenge for you πŸ‘

$52

Helen

Loving all the pictures from your different rides! Keeeep pedalling! 😘

$52

Elaine Chessar

Go Morag go! X

$52

Birendra Arora

Hi Merilyn, Great effort for a worthy cause!! Good luck. Birendra

$52

Georgie

Well done Mo!

$52

Angela Buckley

Peddle, peddle! Go Tim.

$52

Mike Symons

Enjoy the ride Christine, I hope there is a lot of downhill on your journey :-)

$52

Simone Holst

You've got this Jerome, start pedalling :)

$52

Simone Holst

Go Mo!!!!!!

$52

Mhairi Forbes

Go you! I’m sure you’ll smash those kilometres! Love Mhairi x

$52

Vicki Melson

Go Mo Go!!!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Emma Williams

Well done! Have enjoyed following your progress on Facebook. This is a cause close to my heart as you know.

$52

Rachel Barry

Good luck team Novartis, I’ll be riding along at home in solidarity!

$52

Roz Urquhart

Go for it Mo 🚴‍β™€οΈπŸš΄‍β™€οΈπŸš΄‍♀️

$52

Mo

You did it!! Well done Merrilyn! Thank you for your support and inspiring me along the way. Mo

$52

Morag

Christine you are amazing! Thank you for your support and inspiring me along the way. You can do it!! Mo

$52

Christine Meijborg

$52

Angela Stark

Hi nail it, Superwoman!!

$52

Elisia Manson

Inspirational quote for my glasweigen pal... “ride it like you stole it” .... go Dyna-mo

$52

Stacey Bolto

Go Merilyn!

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Maria Germano

Inspirational

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Tiffany Cosh

Awesome Christine

$52

Caro

Christine at Carrathool only ~700mks to go - good luck

$52

Cindy Dent

$52

Rebecca Stratford

$52

Ashok Dixit

You are doing Ana amazing thing thing Chris

$52

Camilla Jury

Go team!

$52

Lucky Luxe

$52

Em

Go Mo!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Annette Waterhouse

Great effort, I am impressed with your fitness, you will be able to cycle Tasmania when you come and visit.

$52

Steve Robinson

Great work mate!

$52

Bronwyn Friend

You are a legend, selfless and hard working. Thanks for riding for the rest of us couldn’t this year. Congratulations πŸ₯³

$52

The Crimpsons

Pedal hard Mo!

$50

Mairi Nelson

Go Mo!

$50

Jacqui B

Ride you little legs off Merilyn

$50

Chett Beavis

Best of luck Christine... You’ll make the distance easily...!!

$50

Martin Lee

Go Mo!

$50

Peter Wirthensohn

Nearly there. Well done Christine!

$50

The Draffan Family

Well done Mo, great effort!

$50

Kirsty Allison

Amazing Mo! Good luck with the last bit of the cycle xx

$50

Bron

Go Mez!

$50

Kathy Dillon

Way to go Merilyn!

$50

Anna Kirkpatrick

$50

Shona Reynolds

Great work for a great cause. Thanks Merilyn!

$50

Brett Simpson

$42

Colin Nelson

Good luck Morag. Hope weather is good this month

$42

Laura Penn

Woo go mum!

$41

Peter Townson

You’ve done it - congrats πŸ₯³

$35

Anonymous

Merilyn - you are an absolute rock star! Love your blog and stories. And your passion to make a difference. Who knows next here, novice me, may be riding along :-)

$31

Daniel Russo

Go Merilyn Go!

$30

Elizabeth Ruth Claridge Mackonis

Go M!

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Anonymous

Bravooo Merilyn. I have enjoyed your posts and passion for a good cause.

$26

Heather Mcculloch

Great work, Christine!

$26

Janet Walker

Beat, John! x Janet

$26

Janet Walker

Not quite the Tour de Yorkshire!

$21

Andrew Hannan

Almost there!

$21

Tracey Pearce

You are Woman I hear you Roar 🀣 Kick butts dude πŸ’ͺ❀️🀟

$21

Simon Jessup

Why didn’t u go the Ultimate ride to the gong?

$20

Nikki Hilton

Good luck Merilyn!!!

$18

Marjorie Penn

$18

Marjorie Penn

$10

Liam Meijborg

$10

Ash

Enjoy

$10

Ash

Enjoy

$7

Leonie

Bravooo

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