Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


Great Cycle Challenge in Review


A total of 11,136 everyday people rode 2,224,59km during October to raise an incredible $3.18m for Children’s Medical Research Institute as part of the Great Cycle Challenge.

Brad & Jason de Plater took part in the Great Cycle Challenge. Picture: Robert Pozo

There have been some inspiring stories along the way. Dozens of riders decided that, rather than racing in their own name, they would become of a collective team raising money in the name of young Levi who is fighting cancer. Levi’s Legends included the number one fundraiser nationally – Warren Floyd – who personally raised $26,558.

Another particularly impressive result came from 10-year-old Imogen Kuipers who rode 600km and raised $10,000. She has even been chosen to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games, due to fundraising efforts over the years for CMRI. All up, she has raised more than $30,000 doing the Great Cycle Challenge.

The best part of this year’s Great Cycle Challenge was hearing that one of our shining stars, little Brody, who has been doing his best to “kick cancer’s butt’’ has done it. This week, during the final days of the campaign, he got test results to show that he is officially cancer free!

That’s what it's all about.

The money raised from the Great Cycle Challenge goes directly into the work that Children’s Medical Research Institute scientists are doing to improve diagnosis, enable personalised treatments, and find cures for childhood cancers.

Didn't get to ride this year? You can still donate directly to CMRI and help us defeat childhood cancer.