I'm riding 1110km to find a cure for cancer.
Mackay - Cape Tribulation - Cairns.
27 April to 5 May 2018

26
Apr
2018

2018 Tour de Cure – Day 0

Today is the day that the excitement starts to build. The day before Tour really starts. No riding today but we need to get to the start point this year which is sort of off the beaten track. The day started early enough getting to the airport for an 8.40 flight to Mackay which is around a 1hour 40-minute flight from Brisbane. Because of the volume of bikes that had …Read more

25
Apr
2018

Tour de Cure 2018 – 1 day to go

I cant really believe that it is 9 years since I started riding with Tour de Cure. That time has gone past really quickly. This years preparation has gone very well. So far I have done nearly 5000km since Christmas with a three of those weeks over 500km which really gets the body ready for the long distances. The longest week that I did was just a few weeks ago …Read more

24
Mar
2017

Tour de Cure 2017 – Day 1 Mt Hotham to Lakes Entrance – 187 km

Its always exciting to get to Day 1 of Tour de Cure. This year is no different. My training is done, I am feeling fit and ready to go My fundraising is done, I have passed my target and pushing onto the $15,000 goal that I set for myself. NOW …………………………. we are here and ready to ride. It’s a feeling of excitement and trepidation. Knowing that I have done …Read more

23
Mar
2017

TDC 2017 – The Day before Tour – Ready for Tour 8

This year’s Tour de Cure has come around really quickly. The training, the fundraising and getting the family in order for this year’s Tour seems to have come and gone without too much incident although standing at Mt Hotham and reflecting on the preparation I now realise what a long process it is. I started training in September to get ready for the Peter Mac Tour and carried it through …Read more

25
Apr
2016

WOW my 7th Tour de Cure is nearly here!

Who would have believed that my 7th Tour de Cure is nearly here !! I cant believe where this time has gone, and now a silly bet with a friend on New Years Eve has culminated in 7 years of raising money for Tour de Cure. I am proud to say that I have raised over $100,000 in those 7 years an achievement that I didnt think was possible all …Read more

04
Apr
2016

759.5 km / 28h 41m Training last week

Last week was a perfect storm of training at a perfect time. The kids are on holidays so no morning commitments, Easter at the start of the week and no soccer at the end of the week made it the ideal week to go long, and I did. Last week I did 759km on the bike, a new record for a training week! With just 4 weeks to go till …Read more

16
Mar
2016

Indoor Training

As part of my training I choose to incorporate indoor training to add variety and another dimension. Indoor training is a great way to increase your lactate threshold (http://www.lactate.com/lactate_threshold.html). which basically means that you can ride faster, stronger and longer without your legs stopping. To do this the coach takes you through a series of efforts with the goal to hold your heart rate above the 90% mark. It takes …Read more

10
Mar
2016

Fundraising is hard but worthwhile

NEWSFLASH – I dont ride Tour de Cure for fun Its not that I dont enjoy the training or the riding on Tour but the riding part is not why I do Tour de Cure. The reason that I do the riding is so that I have a great story to tell to help raise a lot of money for Tour de Cure. The ONLY reason that I get up …Read more

29
Feb
2016

Training in full swing

Getting ready for the Tour de Cure ride takes a lot of time and effort. Doing some great training for this event is a big commitment. Not only do we need to be able to ride up to 200 km in a day and climb huge hills we also need to be able to back up day after day after day to get there. This weekend was an example of …Read more

15
Feb
2016

10 Weeks to go – Holy Crap

Every year no matter how well I have planned or what I have done leading up to Tour I always get the feeling at this time. Holy Crap I need to get fit and raise some money !! Well this year is no different. There is 10 weeks to go and although I am feeling ok on the bike I still have a lot of weight to loose. I have …Read more