I'm helping Lifeline save lives - please help
I’ve set myself the goal of training and riding in the 100km one day Go for Broke Ride to Beat Depression. Eight people a day lose their battle with mental health. For everyone who suicides, thirty try. In 2020 the impact of drought, bush fires and COVID-19 has increased the volume of calls to Lifeline by 25%. To help combat this ever increasing horrific rate of depression and anxiety experienced by friends, family and the community I’ll be riding with mates and raising much needed funds for Lifeline. Through the critical front line services they provide I want to help Lifeline save lives every hour of every day. Please donate. At Go for Broke ever dollar I raise goes straight to Lifeline. Help me help Lifeline save lives.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a personal crisis and need help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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The EventSunday 21st Nov
Good weather (mostly) yesterday & a great bunch to ride with helped the day go pretty fast. Ride to the start was pretty uneventful but nice to see the Hornsby Christmas tree lights. The ride itself was amazing some great scenery, a couple of ferry's & plenty of food & drink from our support vehicle. The hills weren't too bad, but I wasn't on a good climbing day so found myself towards the back up the KOM at Mangrove mtn. Shortly after that we went past Kulnura quarry which makes this ride even more relevent to some of us.
Lunch & a painkiller gave me some energy back to face the 2nd half of the ride. A refreshing downpour fortunately only lasted a short time & it was fine the rest of the way to the presentation where Lifeline told us how much this event means to them as calls increased with covid & fundraising activities limited.
Thanks everyone for your support. Cycling gave me an outlet during covid. Whatever your passion make sure you give youself some downtime & look after your own mental health.Share
The lead up to the rideThursday 18th Nov
Thanks to everyone so far who has contributed to a great cause. I got involved with Go for Broke as I spent a lot of time riding in 5km circles during the lockdown with a local mate Carl. I only attended 2 official training rides - first was 130km to Windsor & back via Berowra. Picture shows me nearly hypothermic that day.
2nd training ride was up the old Pacific Hwy past the reptile park & a loop back through Somersby then back over Brooklyn & home to Epping. This ride was much warmer & a couple more climbs to make it interesting.
The next official training ride I missed as it was a rainy day. Hardier riders did complete the 160km loop that day though. Hoping for OK weather for Saturday's ride, but suspect we will get a little wet.Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Dileen De Silva
Annet Van Kesteren
Lachlan Harvey And Aimee Harvey