We did it.

The Metung Bike Chicks took part in the M.S. Melbourne Cycle on the weekend.  This is the second time the group have ridden the 50 km route, the first time was to raise money for The Smith Family, this time was to raise money for the fight against multiple sclerosis. We were delighted to finish this ride with a faster time than our previous attempt. The route was slightly different to the previous ride but still the same distance.

The team raised $1100 and our goal was $500 so we were happy with that result. Overall more than $600,000 was raised to fight M.S. which is a mammoth effort.

We were delighted to receive another medallion for out efforts.

Riding to fight MS

This Sunday, I’ll be riding 50km in the MS Melbourne Cycle to fight MS!

Multiple sclerosis strikes young people in the prime of their lives, and there is no known cure. The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years old.

My ride won’t be easy, but it’s nothing compared to what people living with MS face every day as they live with this cruel disease.

So I’m taking on this challenge to fight MS and ride for those who can’t ride themselves…

But I need your help.

Please sponsor my 50km ride this Sunday and support my efforts to fight MS!

To make a donation, simply click the link below:

https://www.msmelbournecycle.org.au/participant/12021

All funds raised will be used to provide vital support services to help make the everyday possible for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Thank you so much. Wish me luck for Sunday!

Heather

We did it and we have the medallion too.

I have had a memorable weekend with a group of wonderful women.  We had a ball.Our Around the Bay ride was on Sunday 7th October.  We had to be at the start by seven o’clock and it was the first day of Daylight Saving so it really was an early start.  We managed and were at the start in plenty of time.  We saw those who were doing the 100 km start off but the 300km riders were long gone.  We set off at seven-thirty.

We had perfect weather and it was great to be riding on tarred roads as we usually do our riding on rail trails which can be a bit rough in parts.  It was a terrific day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  There was a wonderful sense of achievement having finished this ride together.  The camaraderie of all the riders was great.  There were a variety of riders from the very young to the very old. We will definitely be doing another challenging ride like this one.

We stayed in an apartment very close to the start line and I thought you might like to see the view from our rooftop pool.

When we rode over the Westgate Bridge we were not meant to stop for photos but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to prove that I had been there.

Our team, the Metung Bike Chicks, raised $2642.24 for the Smith Family which is a charity that helps kids in need.  A huge thank you to all our sponsors.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

I have returned after six weeks on holiday in the UK. We had a wonderful time and will tell you about it at a later date.

Today I want to share the fact that I rode 50 kms after not being on my bike for six weeks. Next weekend I head to Melbourne to participate in the Round the Bay bike ride. Our group is doing the 50kms section and we are raising money for The Smith Family. You can read all about it in this newspaper article from our local paper The Bairnsdale Advertiser. The photo only shows three of our team members as two of us were unavailable the day the photo was taken.

Trying to get back into my fitness regime.

It is now two months since I fell and broke my humerus. I can’t believe it is taking so long for things to get back to normal.  There are still many things that I can’t do but starting on the 1st July I got back to attempting to get my 7 k daily walk happening.  It is nowhere near as fast as I was walking previously but it is a start.  It is just good to be able to get out in the beautiful Metung surroundings.I have also been doing a bit of work on my husband’s stationary bike.  I can’t lean forward and grab the handlebars yet but I can do the pedaling and keep my legs going.

The main issue is the range of movement of my arm.  I still am unable to lift my arm up to 90 degrees so I am assuming it will take a while to get to 180 degrees.

Things are slowly improving but I have to be patient and I am not very good at that.