Ride Like Crazy

Dear Cyclists,

Last Friday I had the privilege of meeting a young girl named Rebecca Hutchinson at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Rebecca is currently living at a Childhood Cancer House in Prospect with her mum while she undergoes treatment for cancer. Among her many battles are the fact that her hair is falling out, her body is reacting badly to the chemotherapy, and her brother and sister are living with dad at Bordertown hundreds of kilometres away. She can't go for a swim in the heat for fear of infection, and she is missing everything about being a young and healthy teenager.

And that got me thinking. This is what Ride Like Crazy is all about. It's about taking the time to get on the bike on Sunday January 17, donating $100 to ride (100% of profits going to charity - includes free lunch and a RLC jersey) and it's about grinding up Mount Lofty, through the hills and back into the city knowing you have done your bit to help the kids like Rebecca and all of those that are affected by brain tumours.

That said, it is also about honouring Mick "Crazy" Koerner who on Saturday morning lost his courageous fight against cancer after being given 2 weeks to live 13 months ago.

I urge you to think about everyone you know who has been affected by cancer and then take a positive step towards helping out by doing what we all enjoy, cycling.

Check out www.ridelikecrazy.com for further details.

Kind regards and safe cycling.
Dave Scutchings

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