Help me support kids in need
Growing up in Belgium, bikes were everywhere and part of life. I have always loved cycling, as a means of transport or purely recreational. Since I’ve moved to Australia, I’ve discovered road cycling is my thing. You’d understand my surprise when I recently learnt that my granddad, who celebrated his 100th birthday in June 2021, seriously considered becoming a professional cyclist, before he started a successful career in accounting. Granddad, the k’s I’ll be doing are dedicated to you!!
I participated in the CRW in 2015 and loved the whole experience. Last year has been a really tough year, yet one that has taught me how incredibly strong and resilient I am when it comes to protecting my kids and their health and wellbeing. With my family back in much better shape, it’s time to pour that physical and mental strength into another challenge, one that helps other kids. In November I will be I riding 350km over 3 days with Chain Reaction, in the company of a group of wonderful corporate women. (Update: Due to COVID restrictions, our ride will now take place December 3-5, and not on the Gold Coast but around Melbourne).
We’ll be raising funds for The White Ribbon’s ‘Breaking the Silence’ program, supporting schools to bring about a commitment to stop violence against women. It builds on existing initiatives to strengthen a culture of respect and equality at all levels of the school community. The other charity partner is Traction, a charity aimed at providing an action-based program to improve the social and public welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable youths typically between the ages of 12-15 yrs.
The physical challenge of this event (day 2 we will be climbing 2,116 metres) along with its exceptional support to the health and wellbeing of Australian children makes this the perfect goal for me over the coming months.
Your support would mean a lot to me and the charities. I aim to raise $3,000 by November. Many thanks in advance!