Ride to Conquer Cancer October 12th/13th 2012

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 28 Oct 2011, 09:22

Would anyone be interested in the on October 12th and 13th, 2012?

It's not for another 12 months but looks to be good fun. It's 200km over 2 days and the event will set up tents to stay in overnight as well as cater for meals etc. Expensive you might think? No, only $50.00. However, you do have to commit to raising at least $2,500 each for the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

If there is any interest perhaps we can set up a Dulwich Hill team. Plenty of time to fundraise.
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Postby timyone » 28 Oct 2011, 12:29

I would love to do it, but would no way be able to raise that much!

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Postby Dougie » 28 Oct 2011, 14:04

Jo

Andrew our leading Gongride fundraiser has already registered. I am kicking it around however it will coincide with my daughter's 7th birthday and there could possibly be a backlash from the electorate if Daddy isnt present for the presents.

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Postby Tod511 » 30 Oct 2011, 17:22

Hi Jo I have pre-registered my interest and am still to decide whether to ride. The more I think about it I believe I can raise $2,500 in 12 months. I am tossing around some fund raising ideas for work and donating the proceeds from the sale of some unwanted goods on eBay as ideas.

I keep reminding myself that I just need 25 people to donate $100. People tend to be willing to donate to cancer research etc. due to its widespread impact. I have added incentive as my mother in law is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer so I will get motivation and support from my extended family.

Sounds like I have convinced myself to register!.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 08 Nov 2011, 12:55

The has been registered. In the next couple of days I'll try and update the page with some recent photos and some more personalised information about the club.

Todd, go ahead and join! Dougie, if the website allows it, it would be great for Andrew (and yourself) to join the team aswell.

There is nearly 12 months to fundraise so it would be great to see a few more members from Dulwich Hill sign up. It looks like a lot of fun (and did I mention they erect the tent for you and cater all meals?!) and is for a great cause.

For those unable to do it, any donations would be appreciated! They are tax deductible and go towards the Chris O'Brien LifeHouse at the RPA.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 24 Jul 2012, 11:52

Hi All,

Thanks to Dougie joining the team, and his amazing fundraising efforts, the Dulwich Hill team total is looking pretty healthy. If anyone else has already registered and would like to join the team you can find it under .

For those unable to do it, any donations would be appreciated. They are tax deductible and go towards the Chris O'Brien LifeHouse at the RPA.

Paulette, if you could PM me your details so we can arrange the day?

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Postby Bill K CX » 30 Jul 2012, 16:02

Hi Jo,

would you know how to join the DHBC team, if already registered with conquer Cancer ride as an individual participant?

I have found the DHBC team, but when i click on join, it assumes and tries to register me from scratch with the Conquer Cancer ride.

I have also written to the ConquerCancer guys and still waiting for their response.

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Postby Dougie » 30 Jul 2012, 21:03

Bill,
You have to email the Ride to Conquer people. They will link you on.

Cheers

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Postby GregPankhurst » 01 Aug 2012, 21:58

I'm riding, albeit I've already formed a team with a mate from SU Velo before I realised there was a DHBC group. See everyone there

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Postby Nozzle » 02 Aug 2012, 16:37

I'll be there too. Riding with my Dad and a small team. Will catch you all there. Will need to coordinate to meet at the camp for a rehydration session (if there are any pubs in the vicinity).

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Postby Dougie » 09 Aug 2012, 13:41

Just keeping the Club's name in the press. The "Link" is to the online version of my professional association's monthly magazine.

http://epublishbyus.com/ebook/ebook?id=10027330#/68

Cheers

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Postby Bill K CX » 24 Aug 2012, 11:33

Anyone interested in a 50KM training ride on Sat 8th Sept?

SUNSUPER TRAINING RIDE!
Cathy Freeman Park


On Saturday, 8th September join the Sunsuper Dream team as they lead a 35km and a 50km training ride through Sydney.
The ride will begin in Cathy Freeman Park and will end at Dawn Fraser Ave, Olympic Park, followed by a complimentary breakfast at The Brewery. Space is limited to the first 100 riders, so RSVP today!

This training ride is for all levels and abilities.The 50KM ride will go out in 2 groups for Advanced and Intermediate riders - The 35KM ride will be for Beginners. So bring along your friends and family and get ready to ride!


Training ride will take place rain or shine!

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Address:
Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales (NSW) 2127
Australia

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.


http://sy12.conquercancer.org.au/site/C ... iew=Detail

When you register, i assume anyone can participate as did not mentioned need to be registered for Conquer Cancer Ride, you can select if want beginners pace, Intermediate C25, or Adv C30+.
Apparently limited to 100 participants.

I will be be riding to start, most likely along the Cooks River Track(starting from Hurlstone Park) to Olympic Park, if anyone like to join, register and let us know.

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Postby Bill K CX » 27 Aug 2012, 23:31

Hi all DHBC members,

As you may know a number of us are participating in a very worthy cancer fundraising cause The SunSuper Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 2 day 200km cycling ride, benefiting the Royal Price Alfred Hospital. The event is held on 13th-14th Oct 2012.

Jo has registered the for the SunSuper Ride to Conquer Cancer. The DHBC team currently comprises of Joanna Skinner, Douglas Kirkham, Timothy McAleer and myself Bill Kokas.
Additionally the following have also committed to this fundraising event, Tod511, GregPankhurst, Nozzle.

As part of our commitment we individually have to raise a minimum of $2,500 each to participate in the event. Most are tracking well if not already exceeded their commitment, and others need a big helping hand and need support to get over the line.

There are a number of worthwhile causes and as we are in the new financial year it’s time for us to allocate our individual charity budgets, be it great or however small, it all makes a real difference.
If finances are tight, as we all know they are these days, consider a small gesture of forgoing say two coffees a week, or one less drink per week, over a period of one month or two. This will enable a nice little needed donation to a worthwhile charitable cause on your behalf. So secure yourself an early tax deduction.

On behalf of Joanna Skinner, Douglas Kirkham, Timothy McAleer, Tod511, GregPankhurst, Nozzle and myself Bill Kokas, we Thank You for your consideration and any donations that you may find yourself to make.

Apologies to any other DHBC members who have committed for Ride To Conquer Cancer and not mentioned here, as only going on information that’s based in this forum post.

, just click on the individual name whom you want to assist in their fundraising efforts.

Happy and Safe Riding.
Bill K.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 28 Aug 2012, 14:56

Few more details about the ride emerging. Starts @ Olympic Park, finishes at Onslow Park @ Camden, then back to Homebush the next day.

Guessing we're largely riding going to be riding the M7 bike path, but that's a guess on my part.

God knows what one will do between getting to Camden and nightfall. Even allowing for a cruisey pace and a 7.30am start. I reckon we'll have a solid 5-6 hours to kill?

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Postby Dougie » 28 Aug 2012, 15:11

Greg,

The Brisbane ride was a couple of weeks ago. It appears they had a 50K ride in the afternoon of Saturday to keep the boredom at bay. its either that or we hit the TAB at the Camden Hotel and slap $5 each way on the Dish Lickers at Mandura.

My concern is staying awake during sentry duty watching our bikes. I have nightmares turning up Sunday morning and finding an imprint and a thank you note where my S Works was the night before

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Postby GregPankhurst » 28 Aug 2012, 15:20

Gee that sounds a little ominous. Might need to come up with a cunning plan of attack as to how we entertain ourselves

Think I read something about a secure area for bikes.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 28 Aug 2012, 16:42

Pretty sure I will be snoozing the afternoon away...

You guys with kids seem to forget how to nap. 8)

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Postby Dougie » 28 Aug 2012, 21:27

Kids ha! It's wives that prevent the snoozing. You should see my list. It even says Sunday 5pm cycling central 2 beers. 6pm turn on BBQ, 6.15pm put dead animal on hot plate......

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Postby Stuart » 28 Aug 2012, 21:50

FFS! I just took a look at the DHBC team for this ride: they've raised $21,475 !! Unbelievable stuff people. The DONATE button is at the top :-) get on it

http://sy12.conquercancer.org.au/site/T ... fr_id=1070

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Postby Dougie » 03 Sep 2012, 23:04

It was fully subscribed when I tried to log in last week

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 07 Sep 2012, 14:03

Nice work Dougie... We've hit the $25K mark! Very impressive fundraising efforts. Oh, by the way, for some reason your personal donation has not registered and so your name does not come up as 'Personal Gift'. If that bothers you of course...

I won't be there Bill. I'll be doing some Eastern Suburbs hills on Saturday morning in preparation for another charity ride I have next weekend.

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Postby Dougie » 10 Sep 2012, 16:02

A little more "keeping the Club's name in the local press", oh and shameless self promotion of course....



I am not so sure red suits me, nor does lycra for that matter.

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Postby Marty » 13 Sep 2012, 21:19

Agree with Jo - nice work Dougie, you must be one of the top fundraisers.
I registered for the ride a while ago but hadn't got around to joining the DHBC Team, which I will do in the morning to get my donations added to the team total.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 14 Sep 2012, 13:59

Welcome Marty! Our total has reached over $30,000 (nice work Dougie) and we have all achieved our minimum goal...

Dougie is well on track to get into the Top 10 fundraisers.

Don't forget you can choose your 'tent buddy'. Thankfully Paulette is also doing the ride (with her company) so I've found a friend. :lol:

A month to go today until the ride...

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Postby Dougie » 14 Sep 2012, 14:32

Tent buddy, hmmmm.

Available MMW with GOSH, Non Smoker, Blue Eyes, Scorpio, enjoys long rides in the Park, sings to Village People songs and LOVES baked beans. Quite a catch!

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Postby marc2131 » 14 Sep 2012, 15:43

Nice one Doug :D

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Postby Nozzle » 17 Sep 2012, 19:13

I'm looking for a tent buddy. I'll be riding in a team of three with my old man and his mate. If the DHBC team have odd numbers then I'm keen to share with a familiar face....

I don't snore but may not smell pretty after a day out on the bike....

Dougie, not sure your my type. Can't decide if I'm more worried about the baked beans or that you may break out the YMCA....

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Postby GregPankhurst » 02 Oct 2012, 16:39

Might be old news, but the Ride Route is now up and published:

http://sy12.conquercancer.org.au/site/P ... dule_rider

Just click on "The Route".

It's a Google map rather than showing any terrain BTW. Guessing though it's a flattish ride?

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Postby Nozzle » 04 Oct 2012, 16:50

I'll be riding this Saturday morning to Waterfall with my Dad in preparation for the R2CC. Might also suit those foolish enough to be attending the Fitz's in a fortnight. Should be a relaxed ride but want to leave early to beat the traffic.

When: Saturday 6th October
Where: Marrickville to Waterfall
Meet: Marrickville Rd Cafe @ 6am
Pace: C28 ish

Let me know if you are in. Otherwise i'll see everyone on Sunday!!

Cheers,

Noel

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Postby Bill K CX » 05 Oct 2012, 06:44

Anyone doing the r2cc who does not already have a tent buddy and like one?

PM me your full name, as apparently on the check in system you can only search by participant full name

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Postby Bill K CX » 08 Oct 2012, 11:27

For those participating in R2CC this Sat 13th, I assume have all seen the Day 1 morning schedule:

BREAKFAST AND GEAR DROP-OFF
- 5:30am - 6:30am Gear drop-off and breakfast.
- 5:30am - 6:30am Last minute Check-In begins.
- 6:15am All participants should be onsite.
- 6:30am Opening Ceremonies begin.


I intend to ride to Olympic park, via Cooks River track, leaving approx 4.45ish, depending on how slow the brain and legs are at that time. If anyone else intends riding same way, let us know.

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Postby Nozzle » 08 Oct 2012, 13:53

Hey Bill, with your luggage too? Wasn't sure how I'd go with my backpack and sleeping bag. Might drop that off the night before.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 08 Oct 2012, 17:35

I was wondering the same thing.

Mildly annoying that the drop on Friday is homebush only and such a small window of time. Might email them to see if they can put together a CBD drop?

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Postby GregPankhurst » 09 Oct 2012, 10:40

I'm probably going to ride out as well.

Was though thinking the Cooks River track is pretty damn dark come nightfall. Reckon we might be better off riding on the roads?

BTW if anyone is planning to go by train, be aware that there is trackwork on the city circle, and the trains are all over the place.

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Postby Dougie » 09 Oct 2012, 22:08

To all DHBCers whom are RTCCing. I will be driving out to SOP on Saturday morning with my bike on the roof rack and my luggage (I usually travel with my Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk) in the boot. i will gladly carry your gear in the car there (and maybe back depending on the deal with the collection at the other end but probably OK). call or txt me on 0434 148 612 to arrange your gear drop off with me.

Cheers Dougie

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 10 Oct 2012, 10:54

Thanks Dougie,

I am also driving out there and have room for 1 more bike and plenty of gear.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 14 Oct 2012, 19:57

All done! I'll let Dougie write the report (he's good at that), but here are some photos... Keep an eye out for a post on the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2013!!

In summary, however, this was one of the most efficiently organised public events I've ever been on. The fact that it is the highest single fundraising event in Australia's history goes to show how much effort was put in...

The Start Line...


Pit Stop 1



Camp!


Before and After...


The DHBC Crew


And some more


Bill coming home


Dougie makes the big screen!


Conquered!

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Postby Bill K CX » 15 Oct 2012, 11:58

I can echo Jo's words, what an amazing event, :!: not just being the amazing cause, but the organization, the facilities to cater for 1,600 riders(security bike parking, MASSIVE auditorium tent, toilets, hot showers, Dream lounge tent, Massage tent, Yoga Tent, Photo Tent, Food,or should i say FOOOOOOD!! cannot recall how many times we were fed, coffee machines, live bands(no comment ) and off course the bar, cold coronas to be had.
The amount of staff, crew, volunteers also out on the roads and signage directions, was super impressive. Not to mention the Harley club boys and the odd Duc at intersections guiding he way.

Did we mention we had a coupe of Ambassadors amongst us(Dougie & Jo). A media hog, who once she got in front of the media man & camera man proceeded to give a great interview...worked it... & on & on :)) (might be one of our ambassadors). Even one of those Fixie riders as well :)) Fantastic ride Jo, you'll kill the upcoming century.

We even had Noel and his family team(Hellen's Heroes)...make the big screen
WELL DONE THE HELEN'S HEROES TEAM.!!

http://youtu.be/r0A91oulNYY

Cut!!...can you roll down, go back and ride up the hill again ...(in house joke :wink: )

Also look forward to Dougie's commentary and other pics from other DHBC participants. :D

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Postby GregPankhurst » 15 Oct 2012, 14:39

T'was indeed bloody good fun, exceptionally well run and a singularly brilliant cause.

Good showing from the DHBC set as well. I spent most of Saturday in tow with Jo and occasionally the incredible disappearing Bill, and the Sunday in tag with Doug, though saw plenty of Paulette, Tam and Noel over the course of the weekend.

Really need to get myself a club jersey.........

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Postby Bill K CX » 15 Oct 2012, 20:47

some pics

Day 1 - pre departure breaky/coffee tent


View of the start - where are your mates in yellow?


another view of the parking


after parking bikes, bypass photography tent and just follow your nose


Tent City


Main Tent and bar before the masses came for lunch and drinks


Queue for the Massage Tent. with lunch packs


Some of the gang on Day 2


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