It's time for me to 'kick it up a notch' and ride 300kms to raise $$ for two amazing charities, White Ribbon and Traction.


I am extremely excited to tell you that I will be part of the Victorian team set to cycle Chain Reaction's Women’s Gold Coast* 300 ride this November. This event was created to raise much-needed funds to help disadvantaged kids. 

I have pledged to take on the physical challenge of riding 300km and a total elevation of 2,849 metres...something I never thought was in my abilities. Knowing what this will achieve to help young Australians is a great motivation. 

Chain Reaction was founded by Bayside local Berrick Wilson after his daughter Milla was rushed to hospital with a brain haemorrhage when she was 2 days old.  After Milla recovered fully, the experience drove Berrick to do something that would assist supportive organisations that help sick and vulnerable children and their families. The Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation was born to do just that.

I invite you to join me in supporting two  important charities, Traction and White Ribbon, that help brighten the lives of vulnerable children and their families.

I aim to raise $3000 and, if you have the ability to, would love you to support me in my efforts by donating. 

Any contribution is greatly appreciated.  

I can't wait to keep you posted on my training journey along the way.

Karen Gittins x

*This event will now take place in Melbourne on 3-5 December 

Read more about the charities we will be supporting here: 

This year's women's cycling event will support two incredibly charities, Traction, whose mission is to provide relief to disadvantaged young people, by giving meals to those who are homeless or lack access to secure housing and provide them with a safe, supportive learning environment where these teens can experience a sense of success, build self-esteem and skills free of violence, bullying, and judgment. 

White Ribbon is a charity whose mission is to create a movement to eliminate gendered violence. 

Through primary prevention campaigns, White Ribbon seeks to educate men and boys in communities, schools, and workplaces across the country to think about the opportunities they have to make lasting change in attitudes and behaviors that ensure the safety and wellbeing of women and children. 










My Updates

The Big Day Is Upon Us!

The day is finally here!
Tomorrow, four months of training will be put to the test as I ride 300km and raise vital dollars for children in need with Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation.
Please consider donating to my fundraising page. ?
The cost of today's coffees or your dessert at dinner tonight can help make a real difference to the kids supported by:
You can make your donation by clicking here ??
This magnificent sunrise was captured at our team's final training ride Albert Park and Lake this week.
What a challenging and wonderful journey it is has been!
?4 months of training
?8 weeks of Covid lockdown restrictions
?26 virtual rides on Zwift
?45 in real-life rides (45 sunrises ??)
????1,895 kilometres cycled
?15,832 metres of climbing ?
?2 Bouts of tears ?
?Infinate supportive 'Korda Mentha Team' (air) hugs
Yes! Whoo Hoo! We are almost there.
Special shout out to the team at Pursue Health (Anthony, Matthew, Ray & Sally) for helping me strengthen and overcome lingering physical roadblocks resulting from childhood hip disease. Absolute miracle workers!
See you on the road this weekend (3-5 Dec) Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

Thank You To My Donors


Proceeds of Merida Hardtail Sale


David J

Good luck I’m sure the hard work leasing up to this will pay off!


Anita :)

You’re amazing xxx



So proud of you!


Jill Jacques

Go Go Karen! Just keep Pedaling :)


Karen Gittins



I know you’ll smash this! Ride safe my friend x


Carolyn Ward

Look how far you've come in 6 years!!! What a great cause Karen!! xxx



Red Dress Proceeds


Carol S

Well done Karen


Karen Bramich

Go Girl! So proud of you Karen


Lou Scully

Very best wishes Karen to you and your team.


Julie West

Good luck ?


Brighton Primary Staff (farewell Gift)


Rose Cerra

All the best on your rides! Keep up your fluids! :)


Nicky White

KG you should be so proud of how far you have come on this journey! Not only have you got stronger, fitter and faster but you are now our resident logistics expert too. Thanks for your unwavering friendship, commitment and support on the CRW300 journey and for contributing towards our fundraising goal. Onwards and upwards! Nic xx



So happy to be able to support you, Karen!! All the best with the training and the event. Go girls!!!


Patricia Gittins

You go Girl x


Marie Roberston

Hope the ride goes well Karen and congratulations on your support of such a worthy cause?


Renae Holland "good Vibes Therapist'


Jo Ross

Enjoy the ride! ?


Bec Peake

Go Kaz!!


Belinda Treseder

Good luck you go girl


Leanne & Ian

Goodluck with your ride!


Daniella Banic

Hi Karen, Well done you. Donation from me in Danny's name. Lots of love, Marie





Well done Karen. You are a true inspiration x