Victorian Ride 2011

Brian Harris

Brian is the Chief Credit Officer for NSW/ACT with the Westpac Group and is based in Sydney.

Brian has participated in a number of charity events and considers the Chain Reaction Ride as the most challenging of these. However notwithstanding the challenge involved, Brian regards the reward of being able to assist the selected charities as well worth the effort. This year’s charity partner The Victor Chang Research Institute has special significance to Brian as his eldest son was born with congenital heart disease and had to undergo open heart surgery on two occasions in his early years.

This will be Brian’s ninth consecutive Chain Reaction ride and he is looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new friendships. He is also thankful of the assistance of family (especially Mum and Dad in Kojonup WA), work colleagues and friends in his fund raising efforts.


Money Raised: $9,188


Messages from my donors

Leanne Chronican - $115 Sorry late, hope all well Leanne and Phil
Joe Grech - $100 Well done Brian
James Gagliano - $50 Well done
margory Harris - $770 as promised $770.00 good on ya
Donald Maytom - $50 Great effort Brian
Julie Thorne - $50 Good luck Brian!
Sladjana Djordjevic - $30
Anonymous - $10 In šāʾ Allāh (إن شاء الله)
Peter Spiller - $100 Great effort for a great cause - all the best
Trudy Vonhoff - $50
Natasha O'Reilly - $50 Fantastic effort Brian ... all downhill from Sydney to Melbourne!! Tarsh
Gerry Gannon - $50 Awesome effort Brian
Winton Manuel - $100 Harry-you are a star-all the best Winno
Jeremy Baxter - $50 A great cause, may your leg's hold out and your chain remain tight.
Margory Harris - $643 you have always been a determined character, we are proud of you, Kojonup people have been so supportive
Peter Clare - $50 Let pain be your friend..... Pedal on !
Shane Walker - $25 Good luck Brian!
Janelle Pearce - $50 Good luck for the ride, and I hope you achieve your fundraising goal. JP
Margaret Crook - $50 Brian - I hope you have some fun along the way. All the best. Marg
Andy OReilly - $40 If the hills seem a bit like hard work, remember that the young blokes will probably be hurting even more.. Quite fitting that you're riding to the home of sport in Australia
Chris Herman - $100 Enjoy the ride, arrive safe.
Michael Byrne - $100 All the best for the ride Brian
Scott Suine - $50 Good luck Brian, I am sure you will nail it. --Scott
George Zagas - $100 Have a good ride Brian.
Kerrie Macalister - $20 Good luck Brian and well done on supporting such a great cause.see you at the coffee shop soon.
Brett Banting - $50 You are far too old for this now Harry
Andrew Stapleton - $100 Safe trip Brian
Anton Pillai - $25 Weldone Brain nice to see your efforts placing smiles on little children -God bless
Nathan Landrey - $100 Look forward to hearing war stories about you grinding out those hills!
Ian Gash - $100
Trevor Kealley - $150 Does the lycra chafe your groin ?
Ron Coskerie - $100 Good luck Brian
Gary Johnston - $50 Good luck
Terry Hull - $100 They tell me going south is all down hill. Good luck Brian.
Jodie Stevens - $20
Jodie Stevens - $20
Michelle Bartholomew - $50 Go Brian
Sean Cowling - $100 Good Luck!
Derrick Chan - $50 Well done Brian, enjoy the ride.
Steve Kemp - $100 Good luck Brian
Bob Timmers - $100 Stay upright
Adriyanah Harris - $20 have fun on your ride dad!! im glad its not on my birthday this time :)wooohhhhhhooooooooo
Jamin Hill - $50 Great work Brian! Enjoy.
Grahame Jones - $50
mark stainthorpe - $50 I will double it if you cycle back as well.( think of your carbon footprint)
Hooman Zahrai - $100 Wonderful effort Brian.
James Dickinson - $50 Brian, Good luck with the ride and truly a great effort to a well worth while charity. Regards James Dickinson
Mark Yewdall - $100 Good luck Brian. Enjoy the ride.
Peter McMurrich - $100 Peddle hard Harry, lucky it's downhill!
Peter Bond - $50 Well done Harry from International Perth
Renato Aventurado - $50 Good Luck Brian
Sue King - $50 Good luck Brian
Jim Tzioumnias - $75 In a positive way, you are a nut. The world needs more nuts. Would have thought catching a plane is more sensible ! Good luck.
Anand Singh - $50
Don Belluomo - $200 Keep up the great work Brian. Happy to support you as always. Cheers
Stephen Downes - $50
Ron McCloud - $50 A great effort again Brian. Enjoy the ride.
Frank Busuttil - $25 Good luck Brian
Charmaine Woodlands - $50
Zhafir Harris - $300
Richard Cross - $100 Best of luck Brian - keep eating!
Bob Hooper - $1000 Good Luck
David Rutherford - $500
Russell Barlin - $100 Good luck !
Tony Hutton - $20 Go hard mate!
David Malcolm - $50 Good Luck Brian
Geoff Tompsett - $50 It's all down hill to Melbourne Brian, should be easy! Good luck.
Kevin Gallehawk - $100 Well done mate and goodluck with the ride
Anonymous - $25
Jo Mullins - $50 Best of luck Brian
Douglas WALKER - $100 Once I get my other tyre pumped up I will join you!
Rob Coombe - $200 Good luck Brian!
Pasquale Vinci - $50 Good Luck
Bill Blackwell - $100 Good luck Harry. Fantastic cause, but I could think of better ways to get to Melbourne (if anyone really wanted to go there!)
Geoff Hynes - $20 Best wishes Brian
Peter Cleal - $50 good on ya
Anonymous - $20 gutzy challenge for you Brian
Stuart Hicks - $20 Lucky it's downhill! Best to avoid reverse gear if you can!
Heather Crofts - $20 Good luck Brian.
Mark Trembath - $25 Go the compact King, don't forget the butt cream, you'll need it.
Lima Masini - $20 All the best.
Leigh Devitt - $100 Good luck to you Brian and to all the littlies at Starlight and Monash.
John Locke - $50 Good rider good cause good combination. Good luck Brian.
Antonia Moustakis - $100 I wish you the best of luck, and hope you reach your target!
Kylie Mayes - $50 Ride like the wind BH - ask Robbo for some tips, sure he's got plenty for you!
Mark Turner - $100 Good luck Brian, I know you'll do well and give it your best shot. Children are our future so it's great you are assisting those less fortunate. Best wishes
Ranjit Girn - $10
Michael Herron - $50 'Tempo' said the wise old bull
Anonymous - $20
Chris Nicholson - $50 Ride Long, Ride Strong. The Flesh Pistons will carry you home!
Melanie Reiter - $50 Good Luck Brian - Your doing this for all the right reasons. Your riding strong and hopefully will enjoy the scenery
Matthew Ciallella - $100 brian, be strong, eat lots, hydrate and only small chain ring on hills
Phillip Reid - $50 Congrats in advance Brian on this years challenge & keep the Westpac flag flying!
Stuart Akhurst - $50 Your a machine. Goodluck!!!
Matt Aubrey - $150 Good luck Harro. I'd say wish I could be there with you and the boys but after the Tassie ride, truely I'd be lying! Aubs
Edward Parker - $50 Good idea you got that 12-28 to go with the compact crankset!
Michael Charlton - $100 Go the compact crank! Eddie