2017 National Rider Blogs

Follow our National Riders and Volunteers as they embark on this incredible 17 day journey across Canada on behalf of childhood cancer. Follow their stories and see how it impacts their lives:


 

My hardest day – So far

It began at 8 am with registration for the Festivus Games and putting the finishing touches on my table for fundraising, then I got on my bike and started to spin. Not long after, the introduction to the competitors happened, and I got a chance to say a few words...
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And so it begins

This ride is certainly going to define my year. Given the importance of the cause, I knew it would, and I’m still looking forward to all of the challenges that it entails. Training – Getting this old body ready for the ride: Training has started for me, but it has...
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Never Trained This Hard

This Coast to Coast ride is huge and requires intense training!  To ready myself so I can be a contributing member to the team, I’m training harder than I ever have before.  As you might imagine, cycling in Canada in April can be iffy.  Last April (2016) I was impressed...
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Beginnings…

Today was a good day. First outdoor ride of the season. The beginning of my training for SNKCR 2017. it was tougher than I though, but i was proud of my 62 km. And thanks to Graeme for pulling my sorry ass round the course. I was also reminded that...
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Fundraising Begins

It’s time to get serious about raising the $15,000 for my ride across this great country and to help all the children and their families fighting this terrible disease we call cancer. I am almost at the $5,000 mark so I feel good about that.  An amazing individual who I...
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Silver linings

Whenever I tell people what i do (paediatric oncologist/cancer specialist), the reaction is “wow that must be so hard and so sad”. Yes, it can be. Sometimes the hardest job in the world – to tell someone “your child has cancer”. Or to say “the cancer has come back”. But...
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Countdown is on!

I’ve got 2 things to celebrate: First off, I just passed the $2,000 mark in my fundraising for fighting childhood cancers! Onward and upward!  Second, I just realized that just 5 months from now I’ll be heading to Vancouver for the start of my National Ride!  😮