Although I work in IT and I love cycling, my main driver for being involved in Chain Reaction is to help spread the word about the practical results that the Challenge helps to deliver for charity partners like VSK and Starlight.

Families with kids that have daunting health challenges can sink without the difference that these guys make day-to-day.

Please pitch in to help!

My Updates

The final leg - up to Sky High

A tough hit-out in the hills

7 Hours in the saddle - to the North and back

A bit wet - Creswick to Bendigo, through spa country

Day 3 was Lorne to Creswick - a toughie

This was Day 2

A look back at Day 1

Day 6 - 3 more challenges remain

Hey, everyone! 
A short note of thanks to all of my generous supporters, my fundraising page clicked over $11,000 last night!
Fitting. Because today we have another 150km+ day, with about 2,000m of vertical ascent, and I’m wearing the Green points jersey to honour, so I will have to ride at the front of the pack (for at least a bit!). Wish me luck!

Am I ready for 2021 yet? No!

For the second year in a row, I am challenging myself to cycle over 1000 kilometres on a Tour of Victoria in March as part of the 2021 Melbourne Challenge.

This event raises much needed funds for kids in need, and this year we will support two great charities, Very Special Kids and Starlight Children's Foundation. 

I am especially enthusiastic about VSK. Very Special Kids is the only dedicated children's hospice in Victoria and offers respite and end of life care for terminally ill children. You can learn more about Very Special Kids at https://www.vsk.org.au/a-very-special-project/ - I really want to see them operating a rebuilt hospice. I reckon that if you have kids (or grandkids), you can see how needed that VSK's services are for kids and families in need.

Starlight Children's Foundation helps brighten the lives of sick kids in hospital through their Starlight Express Rooms and Captain Starlight Programs. You can get a look inside the Starlight Express Room HERE

Both charities do outstanding work to improve the lives and wellbeing of kids in need and their families and the event hopes to raise in excess of $1 million to support both causes.

I promise to ride fast to represent all of my donors in the best light, and smile all of the way!

Thank You To My Donors

Anonymous

Get it done! And remember to repeat "Shut up, legs!" when you need to.

$510

Jane Rosham

Shut up legs!!!

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Richard Baxter

Hey there Paul, glad to chip in on any cycling adventure. Have a great ride! Rich

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Ron Denholm

Good at every level of enterprise.

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Carolyn Kaplan

Good luck on you ride. Love to all💗

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Australian Essential Services Group

Congratulations Paul on a great effort for two wonderful causes!

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Dick Kirby

go for it paul

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Deb Weller

Good luck on the ride, Paul - will be cheering from Seattle!

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David Templeton

Kudos for taking this on.

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David Watt

Did deep Paul. Great effort.

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Michael Alp

I couldn't have you under 10,000...Go Paul Go!!!!

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Mark Sakajiou

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Abie Gelbart

Well done Paul, wonderful Cayuses. Good Luck!!

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Anonymous

Good on you for making this happen.

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Adam Rosham

Good luck Pauly. Ride like the wind.

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Ted P

Good luck on your long ride

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Andrew Mitchell

Now there is a blast from the past Mr R Great cause and have a safe ride.

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Kx Pilates Caulfield

Go Paul!! xx

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Wes Lovegrove

Good work Paul!

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Debbie Sekler

Great work Paul...Fabulous causes!!

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Karen

Ride with the wind, my friend!

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Kevin Seneviratne

Way to go Paul...awesome job

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John Brandl

Eat Beans, and Godspeed good man. Thank You.

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Anonymous

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David Huppert

You are riding like a champion Paul. Great effort.

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Andrew Gillard

Fantastic cause and good luck in your efforts. We will cheer you from the sidelines!

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Danny Higgins

Good luck Roshy wish I could be there with you. Keep up the hard work mate.

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Liba Rosham

Shave off the facial fungus and I will double it!

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Anonymous

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Baden Hughes

Great cause(s), go Paul :-)

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Kumar Nachiketa

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Anonymous

Spectacular effort!

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Jonathan Keren-black

Great challenge Paul, for a most important and desreving goal.

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Mark Deacon

Good luck mate

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Suzanne Smith

Fantastic cause - enjoy the ride !!

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James Downes

Good on you Roshy!

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Yi Shuen Chin

Good Luck!

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Rene Van Rullen

Great cause mate, train hard and have fun!

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Shane Buntman

We are all excited at MOSIC to hear all about the challenge. Good luck and enjoy

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Glen Sheppard

Great work Paulie, good to see you backing up for a 2nd year. You are in great shape for a great cause.

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David Mattner

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Altay Ayyuce

Good luck Roshy!!

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Tim Kozak

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Deborah O

Great causes. Wishing you wind at your back!

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Fernando

Well done Paul, enjoy the ride and all for a great cause !

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Ian Robinson

Best wishes for some sunny and spectacular riding

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Jean-yves Empeigne

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Alex Mantelos

Good stuff mate.

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Joyce Caruso

Best of luck on your fundraising ride around Victoria should be spectacular scenery

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Emanuel Gross

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Rick Zucchelli

Great cause Paul - have a fun and safe ride

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Alicia White

Well done - a worthy cause.

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Fish

Well done mate... go well and stay safe

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Ryan Ph

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Catherine De Fontenay

Congratulations, Paul!

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Greg Alcock

Good Luck, Good Cause Paulie

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Brett Kelly

Go Paul. Enjoy the ride & congrats on the fund raising to date.

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Raju

All the best Paul.

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Leah Gunzburg

Well done Paul hope you reach your target...Leah

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Alain Palma

Good luck with the ride Paul. Great cause!!!!

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Craig Gelly

Good Luck, but I am sure you will smash it.

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Brandon Dodds

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Darren Squire

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Doug Davidson

Good on you Paul - great effort!

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Annette King

Go Paulie! Great causes!

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Justin Booth

Let's Go

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Paul Hewett

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Kim Pearce

Best of luck Paul!

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David Brewster

Good on you Paul

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Craig G

Good riding and well done

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Glenn Hart

Great work Paul!

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Kirk Drinnan

Great effort Paul for a worthy cause

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Carl Blake

Chapeau

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Carol-ann W

A great cause Paul - all the best with the ride - I know you've got a great home support crew as you get ready!

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Ellen Jones

Well done Paul!! Wish I could have been there!

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Lawrence Ang

Awesome work mate! Thanks for the great cause. God bless.

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Ian Rubinstein

Go Paul, feel the burn!

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Andrew And Joh Kirby

Go Paulie!!

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Manny Avellino

Great cause Paul and have a great and safe ride.

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Alexander Pchelintsev

Good on you, Paul! All the very best - keep doing the good!

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Martin Dix

Nearly there. Tough weather.

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Rob Milohanic

What an amazing ride - inspirational. Congratulations, mate!

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Wee Kiat Lee

Love the way you are helping others.

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Craig Warren

Good luck Paul - so good that you help these important charities

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Rigo Rodriguez

Well done Paul!! Good for you. We’re rooting for you!!

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Drew

Good riding Paul

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Gary Willoughby

Good Luck Paul

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Damien Finney

Good Luck Paul, great cause

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Anonymous

Good job mate, hope you reach your goal and the finish line with no problems.

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Hans Baer

Great work & good luck Paul!

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Bufa

Go Paulie!

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Greg Toogood

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Chris Macisaac

Great cause - good luck

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Jamie Waelend

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Phil Mizzi

Paul, think your effort is brilliant. It is so tough on families when kids are sick. My son (his name is Paul too) had a complicated appendicitis when he had just turned four. I remember one thing that kept him happy through his hospital recovery was a computer gaming console provided by Starlight Foundation. As to kids who are terminally ill it is something I cannot comprehend, so heart rending. All the best Paul!!

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Jared Wright

Go get em! Wish I could join you, but looking forward to hearing about it and seeing your journey.

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Steve Sacks

Good for you Paul!

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Chrisl

Great stuff Paulie ... chapeau!!

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Matthew Barry

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Ross Cameron

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Trevor J

Great initiative Paul. Hope the ride goes well and you have a bit of well earned fun on the way.

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Mark Vlies

$52.20

Nick Paddon-row

Good luck champion!

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Andy

Pedal to the metal Roshay!

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Matt Watson

Great cause, good luck!!

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Inger Robinson

Best wishes for a great ride for a great cause Paul! Inger Robinson

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Adina Wolters

great work - great cause Good luck :-)

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Craig Gerner

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Rita & Bernie Sweet

Lots of luck xx Rita & Bernie

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G Tan

All the best!

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Charlie Arcaro

Great cause Paul - fantastic that you're doing this!!

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James Thyer

Looking good Paulie. Knock em dead

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Anthony Jones

Legend!

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Skene

Keep it up Pauline. If you earn another special jersey I’ll donate another 50.

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Michael Rosenberg

Hi Paul, glad to be able to help. Michael

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Russell Sands

This will put you even further ahead of me Paulie!

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Tom Tomlin

Paul, very best of luck, it's a tremendous thing you do. All the very best, I wish you a good and safe trip.

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Marjan Ardebili

Good work Paul!

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Robert Ades

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Jay Levuy

Good luck Pauly!

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George Manousos

Sorry I didnt get around to donating earlier Roshi. Great riding mate for a great cause.

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Anonymous

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Darren Morris

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Jim Barton

Good luck Paul, great thing you are doing for a great cause. I wish you all the best.

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Kellie Wheeler

Go Paulie!!!

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Anonymous

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Watson

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Jim Beck

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Kim Mouritz

Great cause - good luck Paul!!

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Jack Hogan

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Peter Vinogradoff

Great stuff Paul. Smash it!

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Tanya Warms

Good luck!!

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Tammy

Good luck Paul. All the best, Tammy

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Mark Gutteridge

Remember, no need to do it all 1000 km in one day! Good luck

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Tim Kirk

Good luck Paul! Solid effort on the fund raising for a very good cause.

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Karthik

Best wishes Paul!

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Justin Sweeney

Great thing to be doing Paul, all the best I am sure you will reach your target.

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