Richard Robertson

Fundraising Rank: 275 / 1,710


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Distance Rank: 180 / 1,710

I'm virtually riding from Canberra to Wollongong and need your support!

In this Covid year I'm doing something different – taking part in the MS Gong Ride Virtual: The Ride to Fight MS.

I start the challenge on 1 October and will be 'riding' from Canberra to Wollongong – 234 km – progressively through the month (rather than the usual 82 km physical ride from Sydney on the day).

You will be able to see my progress here on my page, on Facebook and Strava, and support me along the way :)

Why am I fundraising? Because something good has to come out of this awful year and people with MS (can you imagine having it?) need all the help they can get.

Please get behind my effort and help make 2020 some kind of year to remember. 


My Achievements

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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

Still Going!

Tuesday 27th Oct
Just because I reached my target distance doesn't mean I've stopped. I've just added my daily rides since then and I'm now up to 474 km – and still counting! Thinking I should end up somewhere between 500 and 600 km by this Sunday evening, which would have been the actual Gong Ride day...

Made it!

Monday 26th Oct
Oops, forgot to up date you, but I 'made it' after about 10 days riding! Thanks for your support, it's all for a great cause and I'm hoping next year I can do it for real. Well, Sydney to Wollongong, that is... ;)

Flying Start!

Sunday 4th Oct
Four days in and I've already passed the 82 km distance of the actual Sydney-Wollongong ride. Yesterday I 'climbed' Alpe d'Zwift (Zwift's version of France's Alpe d'Huez) and thought I was going to die 2 km from the top, but pushed through for a great cause! A couple of rest days now as we head off in our motorhome, but back to it Tuesday or Wednesday. Thanks for your support!

Getting Ready

Friday 18th Sep
With the 2020 MS Gong Ride cancelled, like so many events this year, it's great to see the team behind it coming up with something truly innovative. So, now I have a shiny new indoor trainer and Zwift, I decided to virtually jump in at the deep end and ride from Canberra to Wollongong – that's 234 km – rather than the usual 82 km from Sydney on the physical riding day.

The kicker is I have all October to accumulate the distance rather than doing it in one go. Still, as I develop my skills and endurance on the indoor trainer I'm planning (okay hoping) to do a couple of bigger rides and who knows, one might even rival the actual Sydney to Wollongong ride in the day. Well, there's nothing like unbridled optimism...

Wish me luck!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Colin Oberin

Keep peddling Richard


Annette Faulkner


Chris Shelling


Andrew Berry

Ride hard!


Malcolm Street

Go for it!


Richard Robertson


Bevan Edwards


Virginia Mansel Lees

Good on you Richard - go well and safely - Virginia


Tim Bainbridge

great cause and better result



🚲 👍🏻🙌🏻


Barbara Favretto

Vive le Tour!


Allan Whiting


Shuna And Paul

Happy pedalling (but no peddling!).


Heather Bennison


Rohan Matthews

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