Why on earth are you riding that far?...
Hey you, Thanks for stopping by my page!
My name is Katie and I'm not what you'd call a seasoned cyclist. Cycling began as a crazy notion of going for a bike ride because everyone in my family did. Before I knew it I was wearing Lycra, carrying bananas on my back, flexing on strava, measuring my tyre pressure with the thumb press test (it's always good) and getting more punctures in a day than most do in a year due to pinch flats (shout out to uber). I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm an amateur.
Chain Reaction provides me with a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion (it's a love hate relationship actually) for cycling with my passion for fundraising and advocating for essential QLD-based children's charities such as AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism. My goal is to personally raise $5,000 to support children with autism and their families.
By trade, I am a physiotherapist who has a particular interest in adult and paediatric respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions. I am grateful to work with an exceptional multidisciplinary team comprising of doctors, allied health professionals, social workers and nurses. Additionally I am proud that my profession is so heavily supported by evidence based practice to inform treatment choices. AEIOU Foundation provides early intervention and high quality therapy to support children with autism to develop essential life skills, communication strategies, independence and confidence.
In 2021 I am cycling 1,000km in SEQ to support children with autism and their families. The majority of my training will be via Zwift as I am currently working rurally. This means that I won't t have the support of my teammates on the road to push me at training. Instead I will gain motivation through your support, in whatever form that may be.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. So thank you for stopping by to see why I am riding, for sharing my page, for making a donation or for feeling inspired to do your own fund-raising to support a charity that is in need of our service during these unprecedented times.