Ben Friis-O'Toole

2019 NSW Ride

Help me support kids in need

This will be my first Chain Reaction Challenge.  We'll be riding from Melbourne to Sydney via the Snowy Mountains in support of Starlight children's foundation.  

Starlight is a fantastic organisation.  And as the proud dad of a soon-to-be 2 year old, I can really appreciate just how important Starlight is for sick kids and their families.

During the 7 day ride, we'll cover 1,000 km and climb 14,500 metres (according to Wikipedia, Everest is a measly 8,848 metres).  Not sure I'll make it over the mountains without your generous support! 

Off the bike, I am a senior associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler, practising in the firm's litigation group.  I am very pleased to continue ABL's longstanding involvement with this great event.

Thank you for helping support kids in need.

And thank you to ABL and to my family for making it possible to partipate in Chain Reaction 2019.

Thank you to my donors

Anonymous

$20.01k

Lions Club Of Bondi, Inc

$3k

Kate Friis And James O'toole

We'll be cheering from the sidelines (but oh soooo glad it's you not us)! Very proud of you. Love Mum and Dad xxxx

$2.51k

Mark Jobbins

Congratulations mate, a huge effort! Been a buzz riding the NSW event together,

$2.01k

Kevin & Michele Bloch

We will be tracking you all the way. Enjoy as much of it as you can! - love Mich and Kev

$1.01k

Susanna Ford And Chris Curtis

Good luck and best wishes Ben! We're with you every turn of the wheel ...

$539

Ron Gattone (bondi Lions)

Hello Ben. I am proud of what you are doing for these children. I wish you courage to overcome the burning in your thighs and not surrender to that pain. Use your will power to overcome the urge to stop because you can conquer those mountains.

$510

Gavin Smith

I think you'll deserve a new bike with disc brakes after this...

$510

Ezekiel Solomon Am

All the best on the ride, Ben. Zeke

$510

Ian Mcgill

$510

Nye Perram

Good luck Ben

$510

Valeska Bloch

$510

Andrew Duncan

Would have been better if you went through Gippsland... Good luck!

$410

Hanne Friis-o'toole & Cristian Fuentes

We're very proud of you man!!! We'll cheer for you when you come through the Valley!! Go Go Go Go Go!!!

$410

Rob Clark

My top hourly rate (with GST!)

$330

Laura V Ryan & Robert Yezerski

All the best Ben! We can't believe you're doing this (!) but are very proud of you!. Hope you have an excellent adventure with good weather, no flat tyres and no sore legs. Looking forward to seeing pics & hearing all about it - Laura & Rob

$310

Paul Sokolowski

Well done Ben.

$260

Kkki & The Big H

Greatest of respect - have a rub of saddle sore cream awaiting 😂 take care

$208

Tc

Benjamin, good to see you finally doing something moderately athletic. Hope you're actually doing some training rather than your usual cavalier attitude to such endeavours.

$208

Louise Summers

What an amazing challenge Ben and a brilliant cause. We are delighted to support and sponsor you and will be cheering you on.

$208

Angus Macauley

Best of luck!

$208

Brian Topper

Good luck Ben - well done!!!

$208

Granny Inga

I am so proud of you Ben for supporting such a good cause and for all the hard work you’re doing to get fit! Take care and don’t fall off.

$208

Michael Forsdick

Quite a challenge..good luck with it

$200

Anonymous

$156

Gav Hammer

Great work! Stephen & David are both inspired to tag along next year - sign them up!

$156

Laila De Melo

Best of luck!

$156

Charles Colquhoun

Good luck, Ben!

$150

Mike And Leuaina Forster

Friss, don't know why you do this to yourself. Enjoy you madman.

$150

Elyse Hilton

Good luck!

$150

Tim Stewart

would be good if you did it with the tie on

$150

David & Chloe Bloch

Decent photo, great cause. Good luck!

$108

Peter And Michele Silver

Excellent cause - spin hard Ben

$108

Stephen Lloyd

$104

Sarah Constable

No doubt Raphael's cycling voucher went a long way!

$104

Anny Friis

$104

Søren Damgaard-mørch

Have a great trip!

$104

Robbie And Kate

best of luck (you may need it these boys look serious)

$104

Ben & Sarah Buckingham

Good luck Ben!

$104

Jo-anne Bloch

$104

Tom Randall

$104

James Gonczi And Ally Chappell

Good luck mate. May your weather be clear and the wind always at your back. Be safe and don’t forget the sunscreen.

$104

Jane And Baine

Good luck Ben!

$104

Elly Bishop

Good luck Ben!

$104

Stephen & Georgina

Awesome Ben! Good luck!

$104

Adam Moses

Nice one brother.

$104

Manusha Samaraweera

All the best for the ride Frizzle!

$104

Archerd And Sophie Sullivan

Bravo Benji!! 👏 Great cause. Looking forward to seeing the daily updates..! 💪😅

$104

Antony/alicia Faisandier/lyons

Good luck BF-O'T

$104

Jason P

Good stuff mate

$104

Jd And Sho

$104

Bart Vogel

Good luck Ben

$104

Tom Miller

Good on you Benjamin!

$104

Millie Smith

Good one Ben!

$104

Helen Zhang

Well done, Ben! What a superdad!!

$104

Kristen Griffin

What a champion. Great work Ben. Love Tom, Krissy and Margaux

$104

Tom And Annika Griffin

Good on you Ben, what an effort!

$104

Tempe

Best of luck to you, BFOT!

$104

Joey Borensztajn

Good luck!

$104

Ben Mahoney

Maintain the proud heritage of Ben CR riders. The back of the pack is a place of power.

$104

Bec And Dave Allen

Good luck!!

$100

Clyde Thomson

This will contribute to you reaching your fundraising goal for the Starlight Foundation, what a magnificent effort Ben, well done. Obviously it will take an even greater effort for you to reach your cycling goal. We're with you in spirit. So much easier than being with you on the ride.

$100

Jess Elliott

$100

Billy Fitzmaurice

$100

John Jefferis

REMEMBER YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES , SAFE RIDE. JOHN AND JENNY

$100

Jacob Damgaardmørch

Good luck, Ben! Sound like quite the journey, and a lot of hard work. Try to have fun!

$83.20

Tim Boyle

$62.40

Jane Mowll

Good luck!

$52

Laura Morfuni

$52

Amy + Tim Solomon

Awesome effort, go get 'em!

$52

Jack Coles

Good luck Ben!

$52

Tegan/ Dan Barnett

Good luck Ben!!!

$52

Kritika Rampal

Well done Ben! Your transition to Lycra dad is complete.

$52

Cat Li

Great cause, and enjoy the ride!

$52

Jane Suttle

Great cause Ben! Go for it!! I hope you also have lots of fun in amongst the aching legs!!

$52

Philippa Hofbrucker

$52

Jane Berry

Good luck proud dad of a 2 year old

$52

Ruby Fitzmaurice

Good luck Ben! What an awesome thing to do.

$52

Olli & Amy

$52

Dom Anderson

Good work mate!

$52

Peter Scott

Good luck!

$52

Michael Hayes

$52

Raphael Leibler

Great cause - good luck!

$52

Jennifer Cooper

Good luck! No jumping off at Hyams this time ;)

$52

Sam And Madeleine Bagnall

Gooooo Benny!

$52

Christopher Cheatley

Taking your Dad with you!

$52

Christian Andreotti

Best of luck for the ride!

$52

Wesley Lalich

Goodluck Friis!

$52

Gabriel Lefkovits

$52

Matt And Soph

Good luck, Ben!

$52

James Sinclair

Huge effort mate, all the best!

$52

Deb Hunt

I reckon you should put a basket on the front of your bike and take Oskar with you. Good luck! x

$52

Andrea Ferrari

Amazing effort Ben - wishing you the greatest experience in this heartwarming challenge!

$52

Thao Tran

Great cause Ben!

$52

Christina Costello

Go Ben!

$52

Gabrielle Piesiewicz

Good luck Benjamin!

$50

Tony Yu

Best of luck Ben!

$50

Ben Alexander Mee

Awesome work mate!

$50

Leah Serafim

Happy riding!

$50

Kc

Nice one mate!

$50

Julia And Nick Stevenson

Good on you Ben. We’lll be cheering you on From the much flatter uk

$50

Orj

Good luck mate!

$37.44

Adrian

Terrific cause - best of luck!

$31.20

Patrick Wall

$31.20

Lisa Lusthaus

$30

Pamela Dempster

great thing to do, hope it all goes well.

$26

Hugh Luttrell

Great work Benny!

$26

Marley

Pedal hard!

$20