Paul Smith

Fundraising Rank: 35 / 1,664

I'M RIDING 1286KM THIS OCTOBER
THE DISTANCE FROM
Adelaide TO WOLLONGONG

My Activity Tracking

Distance

833km

My Goal

1286km

Distance Rank: 26 / 1,664

I'm taking the Challenge to fight MS!

I am taking part in the MS Gong Ride Virtual, the Ride to Fight MS. 

I start my challenge on 1 October and plan to ride 1286 km - the distance from Adelaide to Wollongong - during the month. You will be able to see my progress here on my page and support me along the way!

Why am I fundraising?

It’s quite staggering to think that multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so 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!

My Achievements

Updated Profile

Self Donated

Sent An Email

Shared Page

Received Five Donations

Reached 50% of Fundraising Target

Reached 100% of Fundraising Target

Logged First KM

Reached Distance Target

My Updates

Day 15

Thursday 15th Oct
And another 49 km

Day 14 Still riding

Wednesday 14th Oct
Managed to top 650 km today - so over half way with 17 days still to go. Cycled 43 km out to Seletar and around the airfield.

Day 12 and 13

Tuesday 13th Oct
37 km and 40 km rides to keep the score board ticking over nicely. No big drama

Day 11 Rest day

Tuesday 13th Oct
Gentle 10 km stroll

Day 10

Saturday 10th Oct

Day 10: And 110

Saturday 10th Oct
Managed to get in 110 km today riding out to Changi Village and back helping to clock up a few extra Km’s and helping Dan and I build up to finishing at the end of the month with a  round island ride.
Thanks again to Dan for helping get me round, especially the pull at around 75 km

Day 9

Friday 9th Oct

Day 9

Friday 9th Oct
A gentle 45 km spin along the West Coast Highway
If I was actually riding from Adelaide I’d be around Robinvale in Victoria by now and around a third of the way through the ride

Day 8

Thursday 8th Oct

Day 8 Yuk!

Thursday 8th Oct
40 km in the rain - and didn’t it rain! A real tropical downpour for the whole ride

Day 7 and another 50 kilometers

Wednesday 7th Oct
Another beautiful day for cycling on Singapore. Rain was (inevitably) forecast but stayed away. A 50 km ride out to the East Coast for a couple of hours was just the way to start the day.
So if I was actually riding in Australia right now I’d be well and truly in Victoria and somewhere around Meringur. 

Day 6

Tuesday 6th Oct

Day 6

Tuesday 6th Oct

Day 6 half century

Tuesday 6th Oct
Did 50km today which if I was actually in Australia would see me riding from Monash to Lindsay Point or in the middle of nowhere on the Sturt Highway! I actually had a much easier ride out to the north of Singapore island and completed a Mandai Loop

Day 5 Still on track

Tuesday 6th Oct
Managed another 48 km today split over 2 rides - 31 km loop this morning and another 17 km this evening staying pretty close to home. With 238 km under my belt, if this was a real, instead of a virtual ride, from Adelaide I would be in Monash instead of back home in Singapore!

Day 4 Rest day

Sunday 4th Oct
A hike, some reading and a couple of glasses of red later will wrap week one up nicely

Day 3

Saturday 3rd Oct

Day 3 a 100km ride

Saturday 3rd Oct
I managed to clock up 100km today Cycling out to Changi Village and back. Thanks to Dan Konig for keeping me company for over 80km.
It looked as though we’d get caught in thunderstorms as we first headed out to the East Coast but apart from a few isolated spots it stayed dry. 
A great ride and I am right up where I need to be. Felt surprisingly good afterwards too. 

Day 2

Friday 2nd Oct

Day 2 Adelaide to Wollongong

Friday 2nd Oct
A fantastic day for riding ... warm, dry, breeze and in spite the weather forecast saying humidity was 91% it didn’t feel like it. It is one of those days you feel you could just keep going!
Headed out north today through the Monkey Forest and out to the Upper Seletar Reservoir.
Managed to get in 48km which is more like the average I need if I am going to ride 6 days a week.

Day 1

Friday 2nd Oct

Day One Adelaide to Wollongong

Thursday 1st Oct
So my ride started with a gentle 42km loop around the Western part of Singapore. Mostly dry and surprisingly cool this morning although I did get drenched in a downpour during the last 30 mins of the ride.
Not a bad start but will need to increase daily distance if I am going to complete the full 1286km by the end of October.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

Damien Andarakis

$261

Family Hillsmith

Roll on! 🚴xx

$156.60

Paul Smith

$156.60

Sisca Margaretta

$156.60

Ben Elliott

Go get em Paul !

$156.60

Martin Bishop

good luck PS!

$150

Doug Oates

good luck Paul, great cause

$150

Jc Jamar

Ride on Paul, great cause!

$125.28

Paul Singleton

All the best Paul. Great to see the Ratto spirit in action!

$125

Anthony Nafte

Keep the Ratto’s flame burning

$100

Daniel Konig

$78.30

Rich Smith

Good on ya Paul 👍🏼

$52.20

Victoria Henderson

Love your work Paul xx

$31.32

Anonymous

Good luck with challenge Paul

$15.66

Chris Whale

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