Are you ready to ride?
Join us for the 2013 Stream Ride4MD; as supporters of the muscular dystrophy community come together to make a difference, raise awareness and secure funds for those living with MD in Queensland.
On Sunday August 25, 2013 we'll cycle 100km through Brisbane.
You'll fundraise for those living with MD in Queensland, and we'll provide you with fun and safe route to travel (as well as some well-stocked pit-stops along the way!).
The Stream Ride4MD 2013 provides help for today and hope for tomorrow for those living with MD in Queensland.
If you've got got a bike, a helmet and a commitment to make a difference we'd love to have you as part of our team.
About a year ago a number of my friends wanted me to start bike riding with them, God knows I need the fitness and exercise! These are all great men so we started to ride on weekends, 30km, then a big one for me was the 40km loop out to Wynnum and back (that ride really spent me!).
Then we came to find out about Ride4MD. As it turns out I have a son, named Samuel, who has DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). I thought if I was going to train for something, this is it, and if I raise some money on top of that, then all well and good.
So along with the weekend rides I started to do a 25km loop several times during the week to get myself in more shape… sooner… 100km ride is what I needed to be able to do.
Well, the two weeks leading up to the ride, my head took over and filled me full of doubts. Our “practice” 80-90km ride was rained out, my longest ride in one outing was only 50km. I was dreaming and worrying. All the time my mates were telling me I would be ok.
On the day I received my first cyclist shirt; it felt awesome to wear it. Better yet I had four blokes who vowed to be my servant, meaning if I wanted it, they would lead in front of me so I could draft behind them -God bless those boys!!! I am not sure I could have done it without them!! It would have taken much longer for sure.
Matt, Pete, Terry and Paul were the great men they are and stayed with me on every cycle stroke of the ride. The fun, laughs, huffing and puffing and continual encouragement made this journey a one to remember. The sense of community amongst the whole group was unforgettable.
I was the only Dad of a DMD boy on the ride; the leaders allowed me the honour of leading in the pack of riders to the finish line - a memory I will never forget and still makes me mist up. It was my first bike riding accomplishment and great honour to be doing for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland.
Thank you for looking after my boy Sam and our family!!