Well it’s all over!
I finished the Battle Of The Beasts and Soldier On is now $5’702 better off thanks to everyone that donated.
My write up of the event can be found here!
BEASTWORX 75KM MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURO – 24 NOVEMBER 2012 – RAISING MONEY FOR SOLDIER ON
On Saturday 24 November 2012, I will be competing in the Beastworx 75km MTB enduro race at Namadgi National Park, ACT.
This is a difficult ride over some of the ACT’s most brutal and unforgiving terrain. This will not be an easy ride.
I’ve chosen to enter the event as an individual rather than in a team for a very simple reason…
I NEED your support to help me finish.
I need people to sponsor me on this ride to raise money for SOLDIER ON, a not-for-profit organisation that provides rehabilitation and support for wounded ADF members and their families.
As a ex-serving member who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan I’ve seen the toll injuries, both physically and mentally take on returned veterans and their families, so every dollar that is spent helping these people in need is greatly appreciated.I’m asking YOU to donate money (every donation helps) to support this fantastic cause while I sweat, bleed and cry my way across Namadgi National Park.
To find out why I’m riding for SOLDIER ON goto:
UPDATE!!!! UPDATE!!!! UPDATE!!!!
In 24 hours I will be rolling across the start line steeling myself for the next 75km of mountain biking hell. The first 31km is up hill littered with steep inclines and river crossings. The “downhill” part is a series of 40km+ of more river crossings and winding death traps at breakneck speed followed by steep inclines until the finish line and a well deserved collapse on the ground.
WE’VE HIT AND PASSED $5’000 DUE TO EVERYONE DONATING TO THIS GREAT CAUSE. I’M A FEW DAYS OUT FROM THE RIDE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
I’VE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM EVERYONE THAT HAS DONATED.
SOME EXTRA THANKS TO: SOLDIER ON; THE GUYS FROM BEAST-WORX; THE BERM ESP NAT, JASON, BEN & ANDY FOR GETTING ME PREPPED FOR THIS RIDE AND HAVING UBER PATIENCE WITH MY LACK OF TECHNIQUE; AND MY FAMILY & FRIENDS ESP CARLY, MARK, MEL, DC & MATT.
SUPPORT AUSTRALIA’S WOUNDED SOLDIERS, AIRMEN AND SAILORS BY SUPPORTING ME. THESE BRAVE AUSTRALIANS READILY STAND IN FRONT OF YOU, ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME YOU STOOD UP FOR THEM!!
WE’VE made it to $3000 thanks to a very generous Matt Ceccato. I can honestly say I am gobsmacked and incredibly humbled.
I decided to enter this race for the sole purpose of raising money for SOLDIER ON. I’ve seen and recieved the support our wounded brothers and sisters not only need but deserve.
The amount of people supporting this cause and supporting me is amazing and I’ll continue to fight for those that need OUR help.
Thanks for the support