Paul Rosham

2020 Victoria Ride

Riding for a cause worth talking about (as a parent)...

Yes, I do love to ride my bike. But it's different when you are riding to publicise a worthy cause and help others.

You might think that you've donated money to the bushfires, so your good deeds are done for the year. Congratulations to you, but our jobs are not done yet!

I am riding 1000 kilometres in 7 days from Hobart to Devonport in March to raise funds for kids in need.

Funds raised from this event will support major charity partners Starlight Children's Foundation and Very Special Kids.

When I learned about the work that VSK does in the local community, I realised that it was something that I wanted to bring to peoples' attention - it's a longer term cause that I want to do more for.

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional support services to families. Chain Reaction funds will be spent directly on undertaking a major upgrade the 20-year-old hospice, bringing it in-line with modern medical support so they can support more kids and families, including teens and adolescents who are living beyond expectations - have a look here for more info: https://vimeo.com/378706439

Please support my efforts on the bike with a donation and be part of changing the lives of kids in need!

 

My Activity Tracking

4,094
kms

My target 1500kms

My Updates

Big Day Out on the bike

Yesterday's training ride plan filled me with a bit of fear - how was I going to go on my old bike for 150km+ ?

The trip to San Francisco for our Pure Storage sales conference provided the opportunity to ride in California and meet some remote teammates for a ride, but was it all going to be a big disaster? Was my bike about to be destroyed from the flights?

In short, no. But a freak drive-train failure on the last day has caused my frame fatal damage, so if I want to keep training, I needed to get the old bike tuned up and get pedalling!

Luckily, all is well with it, and it served me well. I wasn't expecting to be able to get through 175km in such good conditioning. It just goes to show how vital it is to do the training leading up to the big event.

So, apart from a bit of sunburn on the arms, I'm getting more confident that I'll do well in Tassie and have more opportunities to let people know more about Chain Reaction and the Challenge, and VSK.

Keep on pedalling!
Paul

Thank You To My Donors

Pure Good Foundation

$2.5k

Anonymous

$261

Jonathan Rosham

good luck

$261

Jayson Gough

$208.80

Dan Frith

$208.80

Melissa Coleman

$208.80

Chris Mano

$208.80

Anthony Seipolt

$156.60

Deb Weller

Go Paul!!! I wish I could buy you a beer at the end!!

$104.40

Alan Coleman

I hope that I have done this correctly.

$104.40

Steven & Lani Castan

Good stuff Paul! Ride baby ride !!

$104.40

Liba Rosham

Enjoy!

$104.40

Martin Dix

Go Paul, hope you reach your target Caroline

$104.40

Anthony O'halloran

Ride well, ride safely

$104.40

Glen Sheppard

Go Pauli!

$104.40

Daniel Liberman

$104.40

Felicity Blake

Well done Paulie! Ride like the wind!

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Justine Rosham

You’re amazing Paul. Well done

$100

Anthony

Ride well Paulie!

$83.52

Aon

Great to see you training your @rse off for a good cause Paulie (not to mention the Stonefly).

$52.20

Cameron James

Go Pauley

$52.20

April And Ron

Can’t cycle like you so cash support will have to to :) well done

$52.20

Jen & Andy Pettenon

Enjoy the experience Paul. Andy and I've both done CR rides and value their work (& VSK) highly.

$52.20

Karen Hoong

$52.20

Matthew Bufardeci

Good luck Paulie!

$52.20

Andy

Good luck Pablo!

$52.20

David Mattner

$52.20

Mark Wells

Great work Roshers

$52.20

Onespeed

Go flyboy. If you were serious about fundraising you would have done this ride on a bmx ;)

$52.20

Alison Skene

Onya Paulie - make sure you have fun!

$50

Robert Milohanic

I expect you to leave nothing in the tank!! 😉

$50

Tony Caruso

Keep pedalling Paulie

$50

Anthony Jones

Inspirational stuff on the training Paulie. Good luck with the big ride!

$50

James Thyer

$50

Russell Sands

Go well Super Paulie

$50

Ian Robinson

Happy training

$50

Mick Mccoy

$50

Jo

Go Paul! Such an amazing effort and a wonderful thing to be doing xx

$20.88

Kellie Wheeler

$20.88