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 [...]

Red Ride Day 4 – Shepparton to Wangaratta

By | March 4th, 2013|Charity, Motivation, MS, Training|

Wow, what a day! It all started with all of us heading to Friars Cafe for a filling breakfast.  Tim the owner was amazing giving the Red Ride a discount and donating the rest to the cause!  So if you are in Shepparton and want a fabulous breakfast head there and see them. We then had [...]

Red Ride Day 3 – Bendigo to Shepparton

By | March 3rd, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Yesterday after we had all had our BBQ, massages, swims and rests (at least some of us didn't head to a pub!) we all headed  into the city of Bendigo for a Thai dinner.  When we arrived it was obviously a good place as it was very full and also had people lined up for [...]

Red Ride Day 1 – Torquay to Ballarat

By | March 1st, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Today was the first day of the challenge of just over 1000km for our group of riders.  But to send them off in style we rode to Torquay College where the children were all in their stadium waiting for us, 900 of them with teachers and some parents as well.  It was fantastic to have these [...]

MS Celebrity Red Ride

By | February 28th, 2013|Charity, Motivation, MS, Speaking, Training|

The MS Celebrity Red Ride starts tomorrow and because I am not only riding a small portion of it but also helping with the Media and Press throughout the week, I headed down to Torquay with Bade Stapleton (Connect Sport Australia) to set things up for the riders who would be arriving later this afternoon. [...]

A Weekend of WOW’s

By | February 27th, 2013|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

I have finally come up for air after a huge weekend, only to be heading off tomorrow to assist with the MS Celebrity Red Ride.  So definitely no rest for the wicked! First WOW The weekend started off last Friday at 10am for me, setting up the Fitzroy Pool for the 13th 24 Hour Mega [...]

The Life of a Fundraiser

By | February 17th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS|

If you ever have anything to do with a charity organisation you understand how hard it is to fundraise.  I think that most people will receive on average about 4-5 requests a week for money for this walk, or that ride, or to sell tickets for someone!  I'm afraid that I am one of those [...]

The Big Swim

By | January 29th, 2013|Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Speaking|

On Saturday I flew up to Sydney compliments of MS Research Australia (MSRA)  to take part in The Big Swim.  The charity partner of the swim was MSRA and I had been asked to not only swim but speak at a fundraising lunch for the 'Kiss Goodbye to MS' campaign. The swim was from Palm [...]

The Challenge of the Australian Weather

By | January 17th, 2013|MS, Racing|

Living in Australia can sometimes challenge someone with MS when it comes to dealing with the heat.  Especially if you are an athlete living with MS.  A lot of people with MS have an intolerance to the heat and if our core body temperature goes up then our symptoms can become worse. Years ago doctors used [...]