Colin Meade

2021 Sydney Challenge

Help me support kids in need

Chain Reaction raises money for children's charities by challenging corporate riders to punch out 1,000 kilometres over 7 days.

The Tassie ride in March 2020 had to be abandoned due to You Know What. But on 24-30 April 2021, 60 riders will set out from Coffs Harbour through the NSW hilly hinterland back to Sydney, aiming to raise $600,000 for the following 3 charities:

1. Starlight Children's Foundation

2. BaptistCare Hope Street (supporting the disadvantaged, especially women & children escaping domestic violence, from centres in Darlinghurst & St Marys)

3. So They Can (child education in East Africa)


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

My Updates

Peaking Early?

Training started before Christmas with twice-weekly 4.30 alarm calls for up to 3 hour 70km rides before work. Distance has been building on the weekend too, with 250km total ridden per week (about 10 hours riding). 
A significant milestone was riding 235 kilometres on one day on 7th March in just under 11 hours up and over Mount Hotham and Falls Creek in Victoria in the Peaks Challenge. Here I am nearing the top of Hotham (1,840m), Australia's highest point accessible by sealed public road! Stunning views all around with benign weather on the day.

Thank You To My Donors

Arnold Bloch Leibler

All the very best for the ride and congratulations on being part of this very worthwhile charity cycle event...

$510

Erris Consulting

Good luck with the ride Colin

$410

Andrew Kitchen

Good morning mate

$410

Daniela Kariotakis

All the best for the ride Colin.

$208.80

Viktoriya Kravsun

Good luck, Colin.

$208.80

Nathan Briner

Very best wishes for the ride ahead for a great cause.

$120

Nick Mowat

Very worthy causes worth supporting, Colin. All the best for the ride.

$104.40

John Elliott

Go well Colin

$104.40

Gino Sorrentino

Good luck Colin and ride safe. Where's the option to pay $1000 to not see you in your lycra? Cheers Gino

$104.40

Kanthi Guruge

All the very best !!!

$104.40

Ann-maree Lawton-butler

$100 for your NOT to shave your head - I don't want to have to wear sunnies in the office for the glare! Good luck and safe travels AMLB

$104.40

Stuart Mcinnis

Great cause, go well Colin!

$104.40

Lassie

Great effort and cause Pinetree

$100

Richard O'neill

Go Pinetree!

$100

Harry Suhanic

Hi colin, great effort in supporting this very worthy charity event

$78.30

Shane Metzke

$52.20

Ned Hmeidan

Great cause, good luck Colin.

$52.20

Ben Tesoriero

Sorry I can't make golf on the 18th...all the best for the ride!

$52.20

Simon Betty

$52.20

Andy Boyd

Great effort Colin, all the best.

$52.20

Rob Resch

Good luck Colin!

$52.20

Gary Bagwell

Good cause, Colin

$52.20

Wilson

$52.20

Shane Blewitt

Pinetree?? Interesting. Go well Colin.

$52.20

Anonymous

Best of luck mate, I appreciate the causes for which you are undertaking the journey. Best wishes.

$52.20

Ricel Of Toga Group

Well done, Colin!

$52.20

Brent Smith

All the best mate!

$52.20

Anthony Falas

What a wonderful initiative. Thanks Colin. Keep those fluids up!

$52.20

Graham Fraser

Safe riding, Colin.

$52.20

Nicola Clayton

All the best Colin - such a commitment to train for an event like this, and you've done it twice, so reaching that finish line will feel even sweeter I'm sure. Hope you enjoy it and congratulations to the team for raising so much for such a great cause. Will be thinking of you.

$52.20

Shane Martin

Another big effort. Well done.

$52.20

Mark Lawrenson

Only because you have to wear your kit in the office all day!

$50

Michelle Bevan

Colin - great goal and personal achievement to ride that distance. Enjoy it and stay safe.

$50

Conor O'toole

Best of luck mate

$50

Mr James T Ferris

$50

Jacob Rolls

good luck. shave the legs!

$31.32

Em Nygard

Safe ride :)

$20.88