Welcome to 2017! The year of more regular blogging!
Its been a bit of a whirlwind over the last couple of years with my work and changes in my daily routines, but hopefully I can get on top of it in 2017. There has been plenty of exciting things going and ill try get you back up to speed in this blog post.
As some of you will already know, I have been accepted onto the Tour de Cure Signature Tour Team for 2017. This year we ride from Hotham to Hobart over 9 days.
This is going to be a fantastic trip. Last time we rode through Tasmania, it was some of the best riding TdC has done. I cant wait to be on the road, stopping at schools, seeing kids, spreading the 'Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy' message and catch-up with all my fellow TdC friends. Here is to a very successful 2017 for Tour de Cure!
I have a number of new fundraising ideas, that will hopefully be worthwhile. Stay tuned to see what I am doing in the coming months. I am always open to exploring new things and I welcome any ideas you may have for fundraising. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org about anything.
If you are in need of some building materials for a DIY project on the weekend, come down to Manly West Bunnings this Saturday. We will be serving the sausage sizzle with the money going to Tour de Cure!
Come and say hi, grab a snag and a cold drink. Ill be there with Jodi and Deon who are also riding this year.
Training is now in full swing and I have just come off the back of a 530km week.
You can track my riding in the right hand side of this page or you can follow me on Strava if you are member.
We have our second assessment ride this coming Sunday. 120km with 900m of elevation. I feel as though I am on track for the moment, but there is still a lot of work to do before the 24th March. I am however looking forward to the down-hill start from Hotham.
Deon and I competed in the annual Flight Centre Epic Mountain bike race for 2016.
This is a tough 90km off-road race and is one of my favourite events for the year. Its been a few years since I have participated and I was talked into it at the last minute. Although my day didn’t really go to plan, I still had a great day on the bike. I got 2 flat tyres around the 70km mark and had to pull out of the race early. Deon and I proudly wore the Tour de Cure brand for some extra exposure.
I know some of you are waiting for an update on our little family. Harvey is now one & half and running around getting into all sorts of things. He loves anything with wheels, and a garage full of bikes is one of his favorite rooms in the house. Im sure it won't be long and he will be tearing around on a bike of his own.
We celebrated Harvey's first birthday in August last year and were surrounded by friends and family for such a momentous occasion. He is very well loved!
Stephanie and I announced at Christmas, that come early July, Harvey is going to be a big brother. We are very excited and can’t wait to meet our new addition to the Morris family. Im sure there are some crazy time ahead for us.
Please keep the date of the 18th February free for our annual high tea fundraiser. Details for this event will be available shortly.
As always I want to take the time to thank you all for your continuing support. I really appreciate all the feedback I receive for the work I am doing with Tour de Cure and I can assure you that Tour de Cure are doing some amazing work in the fight for a cure.
Please share this blog and my donation link with your friends and family and help me spread the word about what Tour de Cure are doing in 2017.