DAY 5 OF 10
Three cheers for our heroic riders who are now halfway through their 10-day challenge! You can help them accelerate cancer research by sponsoring someone who’s taking part.
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Read all about it!
From now until 1 April, whilst Ride to Fight Cancer is underway, we’ll be bringing you all the latest news and updates from the frontline – including a selection of inspiring stories from some of our participants.
“I’m getting on my bike this March to help accelerate cancer research here at Peter Mac, and I’d love you to come along for the RIDE too! All cyclists welcome, racers and rookies alike. Let’s get into gear, pump those pedals – and unite to fight cancer!”
– Sarah Flanagan, Community and Events Fundraising Manager
Ride to Fight Cancer is a virtual cycling challenge. You choose how far you think you can cycle in 10 days and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.
When & where?
The event takes place between 23 March and 1 April 2023. You can complete your challenge wherever you wish – on your favourite routes, or even on an exercise bike.
To play your part in the search for cancer cures by raising much-needed funds for vital research and additional equipment at Peter Mac.
How far will you ride to fight cancer?
15km per day
20km per day
50km per day
OR YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISTANCE!
3 steps to help
Sign up on your own, or team up with your mates – registration is free for 2023. Sign up here
Customise your personal fundraising page and choose your activity tracking option.
We’ll be with you every step of the way, with free training guides and lots of fundraising tips and advice.
A big cheer for all our fantastic fundraisers! Thank you so much for everything you’re doing to help give people with cancer the best chance of a cure.
RIDE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
Our free Ride to Fight Cancer app will help you track your kms, power-up your training and connect to the wonderful RIDE community. From coaching guides to fundraising advice and social content, it really does put RIDE in the palm of your hand!
What you’ll get
Premium cycling jersey
If you fundraise $500 or more, we’ll send you a RIDE jersey to wear proudly during your challenge.
Fundraising tips & support
We’ll provide you with all the support you need – advice, coaching and handy downloads – to help you smash your fundraising and your challenge.
Badges, rewards & shout-outs
You can earn badges and rewards as you go, including an exclusive drawstring bag. Plus we’ll be giving our riders plenty of social kudos too!
Over 10 years ago, at age 24, Zach was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer. Following successful surgery and treatment, he thought he was cured. But devastatingly, late in 2020 Zach found out that his cancer had returned and metastasised to his lungs. By then, it was stage 4.
His was a cancer so rare that research simply hadn’t found a proven way to treat it yet. But Zach refused to give up. He came to Peter Mac and got involved in some innovative new drug treatments. He is currently responding well.
Your participation in Ride to Fight Cancer will help fund important research like this and accelerate the search for new cures to give hope to all people affected by cancer.
What support will I get during RIDE?
You’ll have a dedicated personal coach soon after you join us. They’ll be there to answer your questions, give advice and share resources.
How will I track my cycling kms?
You can either track your distance automatically (by connecting to Strava or using our mobile app) or manually on your fundraising hub, whichever you prefer.
What will the money I raise be spent on?
By fundraising as part of RIDE, you will help enable life-saving cancer research and give new hope to all people affected by cancer.
Any other questions?
You might find the answer on our FAQs page – but if not, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help!