Courage – Rowing an Ocean

By | June 4th, 2014|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

Back on the 29th of December 2012, I wrote a blog about my friend Tim Spiteri, it was titled Tim's Voyage - Madness on the Sea.  At the time Tim was about to embark on a journey rowing with 7 others across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were hoping to break the world record for the [...]

World MS Day – Seeing MS

By | May 28th, 2014|Motivation, MS|

Today Wednesday the 28th of May is World MS Day.  To me it is a day to celebrate the fact that I refuse to let MS dictate how I live my life.  It is also a day to bring about awareness for the millions of people around the world living with MS. A number of months ago [...]

Fitzroy Mega Swim Over for Another Year

By | March 2nd, 2014|Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

For an event that was supposed to be a one off event way back in 2011, the 14th Annual 24 Hour Mega Swim at the Fitzroy Pool went off without a hitch! It was probably the coldest and wettest swim we have had in 14 years.  Usually we are battling the heat and sun, so this [...]

Australia Day Honours

By | January 28th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

A few months ago I received a letter from the Secretary of the  Order of Australia on behalf of the Governor-General to inform me that I was being considered for the award of the Member of the Order of Austrlaia in the General Division within the Australian Honours System.  This would mean that I would [...]

MS Ashes Trek

By | December 28th, 2013|Charity, MS, Speaking|

Australia is crazy for the game of Cricket.  In fact right now we are in the midst of "The Ashes", a series of 5 games or Tests as they are called, against England.  The Ashes have been played since 1882 and just recently Australia  won their 32nd Ashes by winning the first 3 of 5 [...]

Why I Do What I Do

By | October 12th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Motivation, MS|

People always ask me about my 24 Hour Mega Swims and why I do what I do and why the money doesn't go into Research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  I like others who live with this disease would love to have a cure, finding out what causes the onset of MS [...]

2013 LTA Head of the Charles Project

By | May 14th, 2013|Charity, Friends, MS, Racing, Training|

I thought that I had better write something about the next interesting challenge that I am undertaking.  Mind you this is after I have competed in Canada at the Para-Cycling World Cup and the Para-Cycling World Championships at the end of August. A few months ago I was contacted by Barbara Ramjan, a rowing coach at [...]

Daily Video’s from the Red Ride

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Our fearless leader Bade, who not only put the course together and rode it each day with us even though he had a very bad crash in December and probably shouldn't have done the amount that he actually did, spent each night, once we had stopped riding, putting a video together of the day.  I am [...]

Red Ride Day 7 – Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering) to Melbourne

By | March 9th, 2013|BLOG, Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

It was quite a day this last day of the ride.  It seemed at the beginning of the week that we were about to undertake a mamoth challenge and now here we were on the 7th day wondering where the days had gone!  I don't know about the other riders but I for one couldn't [...]

Red Ride Day 6 – Mansfield (Pinnacle Valley) to Yarra Glen (Chateau Yering)

By | March 6th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Wow what a truly magnificent day!  Today was a rest day for me, so I sat in the lead vehicle all day, but the scenery was amazing!  We left the Pinnacle Valley Resort and headed back through Mansfield on our way to Yarra Glen and the Chateau Yering.  We had decided to leave earlier than [...]