Help me support kids in need

In my 4th year fundraising with Chain Reaction, the 45-strong team will cycle up the equivalent of 10 Mount Hothams (12,800m vertical) and cover nearly 1000km in a NZ loop from Christchurch on 26th February to Queenstown on 4th March 2023, with the goal of raising $1,000,000 including corporate donations. Four months of training, typically 15 hours weekly, and multiple 4.30am wakeups to ride before work have been getting us desk jockeys ready for the physical demands of the challenge.

I have separately paid for my ride and travel costs, so donation proceeds go to benefit kids in the following 3 charities:

1. So They Can who provide education and community development in East Africa
2. Baptistcare HopeStreet provide accommodation and food to homeless or families escaping domestic violence in a dozen NSW locations
3. Bridging The Gap provide scholarships to Indigenous kids across Australia to complete Year 12 and also provide employment pathways.

Please donate what you can. It is fully tax deductible and for great causes.

My Updates

The Last early Friday... a long road ahead

A week to go and the group is thinking about tapering, to have fresh legs for the week-long effort. But still getting the rides in until Tuesday... This morning was a beaut 3 hour 75km ride before work, around Akuna & West Head in delicious cool air before the sun came beating down. Strava tells me my training is on track, but stays silent that I'm behind on fundraising...! Can you help?

Thank You To My Donors

Toga Pty Ltd


Weng Ching

Great effort Colin and all the very best!


Christian Baylis

Well done Colin, good luck


Arnold Bloch Leibler

Huge congratulations in advance Colin - great cause and look forward to seeing you donning the yellow jersey...wishing you all the very best for the event !


Adrian U

Have a great ride Colin!


Colin Meade


Brian D

Good luck Colin!!


Laila De Melo


Erik Engelbrecht

Good luck!


Richard O'neill

Go PT.


Alan Blake

Great cause - good luck with the ride Colin


Shimi Friedgut

Well done Colin. Travel safe.


Ann-maree Lawton-butler

Good luck Colin - I hope you don't encounter any cyclones while you are on the ride!


Tim Bangs

Good luck!


Kanthi Guruge

All the very best Colin.


Ricel Lapig

Well done, Colin!


Tony Falas

What a great cause! You should be proud of your efforts Colin. Good luck


Golden Spines Chiropractic

Fantastic cause, it's been great working with you to prepare you for this. Have a great ride!


Tim Addison


Chris Pratt

It is great to have you on Team Vicinity!



Good luck!



Well done and Good luck Colin!


Liz Nguyen


Richard Yang

Great cause, good luck!


Michael De Lutiis

All the best Colin




Annabel Weiss


Heidi George

Good luck Colin!


Brent Smith



Youve done the trainining , enjor the week.



Well done Colin!


Sharon Mcfarland

Good luck! Enjoy the spectacular scenery and may the wind be always at your back!



Good luck Colin!!


Rob Mcguinness


Apoorva Savai

Wish you all the best.


Mohini Saini

Good luck!