Debra McBride

2019 Womens 300

Week 1 Day 3 - Wynnum and back via Gateway Bridge

A windy ride to Wynnum then back via Gateway Bridge. For some of the newer riders this was a first time riding in a group.  Looking out for each other we were soon moving along in a neat peloton.  Those taking their turn at the front soon appreciated how good it was not to be there facing into the relentless wind.

A couple of roadside stops for puncture repairs then off again to call into the mega Bunnings at Newmarket to visit the Hutchies Team Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser.  A hot snag wrapped in bread with sauce and onion....yummo for those who partook.  For anyone wanting something else, Homemade (world renowned) Fudge was available for afters.

Finishing back at Planet Cycles a few of us had a coffee and some more traditional style breakfast (no offence sausage eaters) and some chat about the ride we had just finished.

All up a 56.91km and another fun, interesting ride, getting to know new riders and catching up with last year's riders.  We are well and truly back in the saddle for this year's CRW300!

Week 1 Day 2 - CRW300 2019 Training

A chilly start to day 2 of Chain Reaction Training.  Leaving home at 450am to meet under the Go Between for a 505am briefing then moving out at 510am.

Cycled to University of QLD carpark, formed into small teams and then rolled out at 530am from there.

Clockwise St Lucia Loops taking in the hilly bits; around once, to go twice, then three times.

Great pace-line efforts had us all working hard and well together. 

Thanks Briony, Kat and Michelle!

#SOTS we unite...

Help me support kids in need

I am riding 300 kilometres in 3 days from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast this October to raise funds for kids in need.

Funds raised from this event will support major charity partner the AEIOU Foundation for children with Autism, which has been providing life changing early intervention since 2005. AEIOU will direct funds allocated from the event to a refurbisment and fit out of its Toowoomba centre, enabling more children in the region access to a safe, secure and modern facility for therapy and care, including a new classroom and an upgraded playground and sensory garden.

In addition, minor beneficiary Mater Foundation will receive funds to go towards purchasing an in-hospital shuttle which safely and easily transports critically ill babies to theatre, considerably reducing the risk of serious clinical problems.

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

My Activity Tracking


My target 2222kms

Thank you to my donors

Paul Darrouzet

Good Luck Debra


Rob Creasey


Polly Parker

Many thanks for the fantastic Rivet bars - I can highly recommend them to everyone! Ride well Debra - you have my full support!


Jordana - Cwrb

What an incredible journey you're going on, for an amazing cause. Can't wait to hear how the training is going!


Michael Powell

You did it last year in terrible conditions! You can and will do it again. Very happy to support you.




Julie Preston

You inspire me!


Theresa Fabian

Great work once again 👍


Jan Holzl


Amanda Hetherington

Well, I'm very excited for you Debra! I'm really hoping that you have beautiful weather, and lots of wonderful riding adventures. Here's a little donation to help your cause. X


Christopher Desmond Whitmarsh

622 coins!!


Debbie Turner

Well done Debra


Emma Downing

Go Deb!!


Sam Aarons

Well done you for giving this another shot. Pray for good weather this time. I live vicariously through your cycling.


Kirsty Broun


Nicole Haynes

On the rivet Deb!!


Murray Massey


Donna Stewart

Best wishes Debra - You are one touch cookie! Go hard or go home!


Barbara Absolon

Have a great 'training' holiday Debra - then have a fab ride with no rain this year! B.


Kate Wright

Go Deb! Gluten Free rulz!


Kelly Seibold

Well done Debra! All the best!


Kylie Gray

Looking forward to the yummy bars - thank you so much :-)



Great cause. Go you good thing!


Emily Pryor

Love your work Deb!!


Kym Warner

Great job Debra


Katrina Nelson

Well done! Looking forward to tasting the bars 😋


Briony Mcdonnell-baum Mcdonnell-baum

Mmmmmm 😋 keep on rolling 😊 xx


Jodie Perlinski

Thanks for the bars Deb. Keep up the awesome work at training. x


Jo Perry

Rivet Bars- great initiative! Can't wait to taste.


Natalie Myatt

Ribet Ribet!!!


Graham Fryer


Diane Crowe

Good luck for your ride!


Cath Daly

Well done! Keep pedaling 😀


Ann Fordyce

Great effort, Deb!


Peter Bryant


Phil And Maud Lawrence

Hi Debra, Good luck on your venture. We hope you reach all of your goals!