Mark Otterson

NSW Ride 2019

Could they have at least been soft snow flakes!

Well, we're a week out from the start of Chain Reaction NSW 2019 and I'm trying desperately to find my in season fitness but the weather is making it tough.  My commute home on Friday was supposed to be dry and about 48 degrees farenheit but I was greeted with sleet, wind and lots of standing water.  However, I recognise these are non-issues when compared to the illnesses and challenges of the families that Starlight Childrens Foundation supports. 

I'm hoping to reach my goal of $7500 before the start of the event this Saturday.  

Thank you to all those who have generously supported already!!

Getting outside!

cool Well, we came down south in search of warmer weather and found some in St George Utah.  We got some great riding in the past 2 days with one more tomorrow. Still found quite a bit of snow at the higher elevations of Zion National Park.

It was good to test my legs after being stuck on a trainer all winter.  155 miles and 12,500 feet in the past 2 days so I'm relatively pleased with that.  I'll still most likely be behind the guys and gals who live in Australia and have been able to train a lot more but I'll take what I can get!

More indoor training

Zwift and YouTube cycling clips to help keep me motivated indoors.  I'm heading down to Southern Utah where the weather is warmer this weekend to get outside for the first time in 4 months.

Indoor Winter Training

Well, it's not the most exciting way to train for an event but with just over 5 weeks to go for the event I have to get my miles in some way and this has been one of the snowiest February's on record in Utah so riding outdoors is not a great option.

Help me support kids in need

Hey Friends,

Chain Reaction is the Ultimate Corporate Bike Challenge that raises money for sick children by challenging senior executives who have a passion for cycling and an awareness of their corporate social responsibilities, to ride a 1,000 plus kilometre course in 7 days.

As a father of 4 wonderful and healthy children I often think about how fortunate I have been that my kids have never had to battle health issues.  Not all are so fortunate.

Help me support these beautiful kids in need.

Thank you!


My Activity Tracking


My target 0kms

Thank you to my donors


Way to go Mark, have a great ride!


David Tucker

Good on you Mark!! Sorry I missed it.


Brandon And Jodi Ross

Best of Luck Mark!! Worthy rider for a worthy cause.


Dan Andersen

Have a great and safe ride Mark!


Kristi Frodsham

Thank you for giving your time and skill to this cause! Go Mark!!




Joyce Boss

Way to go Mark! Such a great cause and a good example you’re setting for the rest of us. Good luck my friend!


John Kylie And The Boys

good peddling mate




Sara Strachan

Work hard Mark.



Right on Mark!


Gibby Smith

Proud of you Mark, Thanks for riding and representing. You're a beast! Gibby


Liesa Wilson

Go Mark! We'll be cheering you on from the GPS offices!



This surprises me, you’re usually not a very benevolent person. Go get ‘em brother!


Sandy Hager


The Prusses

Good on ya, mate! Keep the rubber side down always.


Ken Mayes

Show them how Zanc does things! Best of luck to you mate!



Mark, What a great cause! Good luck and hope this small amount helps. Mike D.


Madsen, Dixie


Corinne Cook

Go get ‘em, tiger!


Russell Lindberg


Linda Voorhees

Good luck😊


Alan Wheelwright

Have a great ride Mark!


David Butler

Hey Mark, So honored to know you. Thanks for being such a great example to me and others! Dave


Kristi Christenson

Good Luck! I'm sure you will do well.



Good luck Marcus!! Have a great the Arringtons