I just wanted to share with you news about my weekend. I participated in the 2018, Ride to Conquer Cancer (Perth event) which was a terrific success.
In summary, the ride is an event in which about 1,000 cyclists ride from Perth to Mandurah (and back again) over two days.I put together a team of cyclists called TEAM ABBOTTS, which was made up of me, as captain and 12 friends and family. Our team raised (Australian) $47,000 and the whole event raised $4.1M which goes to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, which has as it's main aim to change cancer from being a killer to being a manageable disease.
I did 3 days of chemo (Cisplatin + Etoposide) just before the event, but I managed to ride 42km on day1 (out of 100km) and just the last 1km on day2 (the weather was terribly cold and wet and I didn't want to risk getting a chest infection).
On the Saturday evening 'camp-out' I was asked to get on stage and tell my story and after I was done, the 1,000+ people in the audience all stood up. It blew me away and brought a tear to my eye and a put a lump in my throat.
If anyone would like to see my summary of the event in pictures, click on the link below: