I’ve loved riding a bike since I was a young kid. The feeling of freedom, cruising the streets of reservoir on my trusty bmx had me hooked. The adrenaline rush of fast descents and jumping gutters was highly addictive. I’ve also ridden to work 3-4 days per week since I was 19. It’s a great way to start the day and gets one more car off the road.
Riding from Sydney to Melbourne has always been a dream of mine. I remember when Greg Welch the great Aussie triathlete would go on long training rides with only a credit card, staying in motels whenever he was ready to stop. It will be a huge challenge, which will be testing mentally as much as physically. I look forward to pushing my body to see what it is capable of.
What better way to see the Australian coastline than to do it riding with a great bunch of people, who are all passionate riders, wanting to raise much needed funds for children’s cancer research. Lily’s cancer was a horrific experience for everyone who knew her and this experience should not be experienced by any other family. I love that my love of riding can have a positive effect on raising money for cancer research.
Donate in support of Martin Spinks for the 2017 Ride for Lily.
Help us put an end to childhood cancer so that our beloved children can grow up and live the lives they were given.
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$50||Well done Martin, epic ride, great cause.|
$50||Hey Martin sorry I realised yesterday when I was at a Bball trial at M'nong that I had forgotten to donate! The flyers there triggered my poor memory! You're all legends what a fantastic achievement for an amazing cause! Love to all from Rach, Grant & the Wallace man crew xo|
$50||Outstanding stuff Martin, legend!|
$30||Great and wonderful!|
$50||Great cause! Go martin!|
|Roslyn & Grant Mackie||
$50||Go Martin! We are so prod of you.|
$20||Best of luck Martin what a legend!|
$10||Donated just on General site by accident but thought I'd do a little one at least here to say well done to you and your family,it's been a tough time|
$50||All the best Martin. What a great cause|
$100||Good luck everyone!!|
$50||Enjoy every minute and thanks for taking this on in memory of lily. What a special experience. Xx|
$400||Great cause. Good luck Martin. Macleod College and SRC are right behind you. Nina|
$400||Go Martin and team! And, no - your legs are not tired, your back is not sore, your butt is not sore, you are not out of breath, you are still on your bike - so keep on riding!!|
$50||Have a safe and memorable ride with the team, with love from the Dutchies.|
|Doncaster Primary Sausage sizzle||
$900||Thank you to the Doncaster Primary School Community for their amazing support today,|
|Larissa Vesdrevanis and family||
|Doncaster Primary anonymous||
$60||Anonymous donation from Doncaster primary school|
$50||From Joshua Conlan of Sandhurst Osteopathy Bendigo.|
$30||All the best Martin!|
$50||All the best for the ride Martin.|
$150||Enjoy the ride Martin and stay safe - kisses to your gorgeous support team! X|
$100||We think you'll be great Marty! Awesome effort. Brook & Kate|
$10||Good luck Martin. You're a champ!|
$125||Good luck on the ride Marty a great cause.|
$310||Doncaster PS students have raised $310 through their footy dress up day in support of Mr Spinks and the Live for Lily fundraiser.|
$100||Good luck Cuz! Very proud of you!|
$50||Good luck with the fundraising Marty and have a great time on the ride.|
|The Trinh Family Trinh||
$50||Good luck, Martin|
$10||Such a great cause Martin, well done.|
|Bryce & Natalie Alexander||
|Lee & Bruce Sutherland||
$500||We're really proud of you for taking this on Marty. Try to stay on your bike when training! ;)|
$50||I think you're awesome Martin|