Help me support kids in need

Hi all,
I care deeply about the work the two major charity partners of the 2023 ride do for children:
Monash Children's Hospital, and in this case Casey Special Care Nursery, is looking to purchase cardio-respiratory monitoring equipment to care for sicker newborn infants. 
The Starlight Foundation makes the hospital stays of older children a bit less bad. 
All the riders have an ambitious individual and collective fundraising target. I would be grateful if you could support our charity partners with as much or as little as you would like to donate- it all counts.

My Updates

10 days to go

Thank you so much to those who have donated, via my page or any of the others'. As I understand it donors who leave their email addresses receive updates from ride-central, so you can track our progress. I am tracking a couple of riders who are there now as part of the Sydney peloton- yesterday they rode uphill for the first 80km!!
My own training has included 1515km in the last 3 weeks; I have had a day and half of lighter riding and the tired heavy legs feel fantastic from the short respite! I plan for another week or so of hard training until next Thursday, flight on Friday (a whole day off the bike!), easy ride in Christchurch on Saturday, and then it all starts on Sunday 12/3!

3 weeks to go

OK, this time in 3 weeks and we'll be on the road doing the ride. I feel I am now ready for the challenge- until a couple of weeks ago I wasn't sure I would get to the point of feeling fit enough. However I have had my two biggest training weeks on the bike ever (512 and 515km) and my fastest recorded time on a ride up the Dandenongs (16:44 for the 1:20, for those who know what that means). I'm training solo plus with other Chain Reaction riders, who I'm really enjoying getting to know.

Thank you to those who have jumped on board in support. I'm very grateful.

Thank You To My Donors

Lim's Pharmacy

It is an honour and a privilege to support you and MCH! All the best, Richard Lim, Lim's Pharmacy.


Kim Minett

Great effort Rob. Ride well.


Rengasamy Srinivasan

Thank you for helping me help my department @gen peds Casey which is helping me in my training and education.


Preethi Braganza

Have a challenging trip doc.


Hugo Carter-key

Great work Rob!


Amiria Lynch


Natasha Rabbidge And Joseph Sherman

Yay Rob! May there be some scenic as well as challenge.


Patrick Casey

Paying it forward :) have a great time Rob. What a fantastic cause.


Mila Williams


Lil Johnstone


Ciara Earley

Best of luck Rob and the Monash Children's team


Talia Maayan

Good luck, Rob! that is a lot of km and an amazing cause!!


Nataraja Clan

Awesome effort Rob!!


Annette Connelly

Have a great ride, Rob!


Rob Lawson

Pedal to the metal, Rob


Jason Ross

Proud of you!


Steph Chen

Go team Monash Childrens


Kathy Moylan

Well, this will be fun. Looking forward to tracking you and that smile. 😊


Suraj Varma

Have a safe ride Rob! All the best!


Kim Davis

Great job Rob and team! Safe cycling.


Krish Soobagrah

Thanks a lot Rob! Good luck.


Paul Machet

Good luck and thanks for helping Casey SCN!


Jo Tully

Another amazing effort Rob. Good luck to you and all the team!


Atul Malhotra

Go Rob!


John Ross

Enjoy the challenge Rob


Alison Roseby




Sarah Jame

Have a great ride!


Anthony Wilson


Andrea Bramley

Go Rob!! ( careful on the downhill please)


Stefanie Louey

Keep calm, and ride on. Enjoy being on your wheels for a great cause!


Kenneth Tan

All the best with the ride Rob!


Farrah Rodrigues

GO Rob and team! Fantastic work for a Fantastic cause!


Felix Oberender

Go Rob!


Matt Hunter


Carol Low

Good luck Rob.


Christina Johnson

Go Rob! I hope the wonderful views take your mind off the hills.


David Jablonka



Dylan Stephenson

Happy to support this great cause. I know how important the equipment is for the care of unwell infants.



Climb like an angel


Izzy H

Go Rob, you’ll smash it. Keep up the deadly work. Love Izzy and Baby Willahry x



Fantastic effort Rob, in awe!


Jenn Ross

To keep those legs going. Hope there are cinnamon rolls stops on route!


Phil Ross

Go Rob. Crush those climbs, and keep your heels down on the downs.


Pina Tyrrell

Go Rob!


Kellie Hammerstein

Amazing Job Rob!!