…And The Beast Was Done

After 7 long months of fundraising and raising awareness for Soldier On, my fundraising page has closed and it’s time to just enjoy riding and enjoy some time with my Wife, family and friends during the Holiday season. Just because I don’t have an active fundraising campaign running anymore doesn’t mean I won’t be raising…

Call Of The Beast 2013 Wrap Up

The Call of the Beast was my final Soldier On fundraising event for the year.  After 7 months of intense fundraising and raising awareness for Soldier On it was a relief to just be able to go into an event without any pressure. Each time I got on a bike wearing my Soldier On jersey…

The Week After The Beast

The week after riding The Beast has been a quiet one.  As with last year I didn’t actually start feeling any muscle soreness until 2 days after the race and to be honest I wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. I spent Monday at home cleaning up after a…

Battle Of The Beasts 2013 Wrap Up

The lead up to this years Battle of the Beasts was an enormous challenge for me.  My primary aim was about raising awareness and fundraising for Soldier On; of which I increased my efforts ten-fold from last year.  I spent a good 6 months fundraising and helping to raise the profile of Soldier On before…

Battle Of The Beasts – Update #8

The time for the Battle Of The Beasts is almost here! In just a few days I’ll be donning the lycra and Soldier On jersey and heading out to Caloola Farm for the 45km Flowing Beast on Saturday and the 72km Beast on the Sunday. It’s been a hectic few weeks since my last update with…

Battle Of The Beasts – Update #7

Last weekend the Canberra Times ran a story about my fundraising and motivation for riding cycling. I was somewhat apprehensive about sharing my story to a targeted audience. Blogging is a platform that I regard as a broadcasting medium…I type and post things and push it out to the internet for interested parties to stumble…

Battle Of The Beasts – Update #6

With three weeks until the Battle of the Beasts I’ve ramped up my fundraising and awareness-raising campaign a little more.  Currently $2’630 has been raised for Soldier On and with the Beast and Call of the Beast still to come in November there is plenty of time left to raise more money. Upon returning back…

Battle Of The Beasts – Update #5

After almost a month off the bike due to getting married and travelling to Asia for my Honeymoon it’s time again to start the training and fundraising. A huge $450 was gifted to Soldier On by the guests at my Wedding and so far we are at a very impressive $2’630 which is a little under…

Battle Of The Beasts – Update #4

It’s been a fairly hectic month since my last Battle Of The Beasts update.  I have spent plenty of time in the saddle training, managed a short trip to the snow at Perisher and managed to squeeze in a few cross-country races in and out of Canberra. .:CORC XC Round 4 at Mt Stromlo (if…

The Call Of The Beast

I’m very excited to announce that the crew from BEAST-WORX, the organisers of the Battle Of The Beasts, have invited me to compete in their next venture: THE CALL OF THE BEAST. BEAST-WORX are unbelievable supporters of SOLDIER ON & all Australian veterans, which is why they run their adventure races.  They have partnered with SOLDIER ON…