Western Patterson

2021 Sydney Challenge

Help me support those doing it tough and through the work of Hope Street, to make their daily struggles that little bit easier.

Who are you in your professional life?

I am a Property Asset Manager with Baptist Care NSW/ACT. I help maintain our facilities so our residents and staff benefit from a facility that provides safe and loving care. Seeing smiles on the faces of our residents is what it is all about. 

Who are you in your personal life?

I am a husband, father, musician, hiker and bike rider. I've always ridden a bike but it wasn't till about 8 years ago I decided my health needed to be a priority and riding has provided that. Cycling and Hiking has allowed my wife and I to see some amazing flora, fauna and scenery.

How/why are you involved in Chain Reaction?

I was introduced to Chain Reaction by the CEO of Baptist Care to help raise important funds for our Hope Street program. 

BaptistCare Hope Street is committed to awareness and education that domestic violence is More than Skin Deep.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, there is help available now: call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for confidential advice or support, 24/7. In an emergency, call the police on 000. 

My Activity Tracking

1,282
kms

My target 0kms

My Updates

Good Km's - Week starting 18th Jan 2021

It was a good week of riding last week. Rode 270km's for the week with a good 118km ride on Saturday. That's the biggest week since Oct 2019. Hope to do something similar this week - maybe more. Thanks to Pandora for joining me on some of those rides. Great to ride together. 

Riding to work - Week starting 11th Jan 2021

I found a great way to get to and from work. This will allow some good extra KM's during the week. The route follows a few cycle paths through Meadowbank, West Ryde to Mac Park. Really safe and easy to ride. 
My weight is now down to 82.4kgs - Pretty happy with that. 
My bike fitness is improving noticeably. Building up nicely  

Great weekend of riding as the weather finally clears

Got some great riding in on the weekend. The Sydney weather finally cleared up. The Royal National Park on Saturday was spectacular and really tested my current state of endurance. I am happy where my fitness is currently at and is building well.

Happy New Year - Training continues - Week beginning January 4th 2021

I have incorporated the kettlebell into the training regime (Thanks to Mathew my bike buddy neighbour) My weight has dropped to 82.9kg (Slowly but surely) 
Matt and I rode 102km's last Saturday with some good climbing. Really showed where my base fitness currently stands. Weather has been awful for riding but looks good for this weekend. Should get two good rides in Saturday and Sunday. Previous weekend hiked in Wentworth Falls with my Wife (Pandora) lots of climbing and good distance. Most of the rain stayed away. 

Training Begins - Week beginning December 14th 2020

So the journey begins. Covid and a hand injury has dented the fitness. Lots of walking/hiking but limited bike rides. Weight rose from 79kgs to 84.2. A week into training and its dropped to 83.2. (Have to keep that going over Christmas)
No more snacks and lots more fruit and veg.
229.1kms so far in December and the legs feel it. 

Thank You To My Donors

Lynn Davies

Wishing you all the best in this endeavour.

$104.40

Cara Petrovski

Proud of you UW, much love

$73.08

Todd Whiteside

Happy pedaling

$52.20

Keith Bayliss

Glad to help

$52.20

Pandora Patterson

Really proud of you! :) xx

$52.20

Emma

What an important cause! So thrilled you’re supporting, and bringing attention to it. Ride like the wind! 🚴🏼💨

$52.20

Jane Mason

Good on you Western. A great cause to be riding for. We are cheering you on.

$52.20

An

Go and smash it, Western!

$26.10

Jonathan Karunairatnam

Good luck and happy, hard peddling.

$26.10

John Pham

Looking forward to following the ride Western, enjoy!

$25