Adrian Matthews

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I'm riding in Around the Bay 2018 to help kids in need!

And it's my goal is to raise $200 through my ride to help these kids break the cycle of disadvantage.

In Australia, 1 in 7 Children are growing up in disadvantaged homes, where even the basics in life are hard to come by.

But supporting their education is the key to breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

So I'm going to give my personal best on the bike, so these kids can achieve their personal best in life!

Please support my ride! Your donation will give children in need essentials like school books, bags, uniforms, shoes and the help they need to keep up at school.

Not only will your donation help the kids but it will give me great motivation to keep pedalling on the big day!

Thanks for your support (and wish me luck!)

Adrian 

Done and dusted

OK, that’s the end of my cycling “career”. 6.5 hrs mashing the pedals made my bottom hurt! However, loved the camaraderie on the road, weather was ideal, if a little warm!! Had to attack the hills with aggression on the single speed leaving many Lycra clad victims with red faces (but not, as it turned out, as red as mine!!) Speedy recovery for Gareth, taking himself out on a sign in the last km!! Talk about stiff! That first beer from Dave was the best I’ve ever had. So was the second. BIG, BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE OF MY 50 SPONSORS, TOGETHER WE RAISED WELL OVER $4K. THATS GOING TO HELP A LOT OF KIDS. Until next years ride...(NOT!!!!) Adrian.

AROUND THE BAY IN A DAY – NOT QUITE

After many years of listening to the stories around the lunch table of heroic feats of human endurance riding around the bay and other folklore, I thought ‘why should they have all the fun?’

So this year, the lure of the open road, the ‘full 210km lap of the bay’, proved too much. However, due to the two operations on my back last year, the application was rejected by the SHRC (Spinal Health Review Committee i.e. my lovely ladies at home) so I have relented and instead signed up for the 135km, Geelong to Melbourne – via Queenscliff ride on the 7th October.

Not having ridden for many, many years I dusted the old mountain bike off and went for a few rides up and down the rail trail to make sure I could still balance on a bike. So far, so good. In a few short rides I have been able to find that ‘happy’ place between nausea, angina and the narrowing of vision while maintaining some manner of forward progress.

But ride it on what? No road bike, no riding gear - then it came to me “Of course, I’ll use my Refinery bike and do it in my work gear, it’ll be like I’m fully sponsored!”
Really, how hard could it be – it’s just like riding from my office to the canteen and back - for 135 days. Also, being a single speed I won’t waste any time changing gears!  And if the road catches alight I’ll be safe in my fire retardant clothing. This really is an excellent idea!

Around the Bay is all about raising funds to help transform the lives of over 16,000 disadvantaged children, assisting them with their education.

Viva Energy has been participating in the Round Around the Bay for many years.  This year, more than 45 Viva Energy employees are participating in Ride-Around the Bay, making it a team fundraising with activity.  Given the Smith family are a Viva Energy community partner and more than five employees are involved, the business matches funds raised, dollar for dollar, (up-to $10,000).

Please, Please sponsor me –

  • Do it for the love of the Underdog,
  • Do it because you pity me,
  • Do it because it’s hilarious,
  • Do it for the kids.

Just click the 'sponsor me' button

Thanks Very Much,

Adrian Matthews

My Ride to Help Aussie Kids in Need

Uploaded a profile pic Shared on social media Received my first donation Logged a training ride Raised $36 to provide a book back Raised $120 to provide a reading mentor Raised $250 to provide books and support Raised $576 to sponsor a student for a year

Thank you to my Sponsors

$591

David Edwards

Hey mate hope this helps good luck

$515

Michael Conway

You idiot

$500

Dean Smith

From all your friends in area south.

$312

Anonymous

Its great to see old guys having a go

$208

Moss Familyh

Ride like the wind, no falling off and have plenty to drink, (water) along the way. Enjoy

$135

Peter Barry

$124.80

Les Sarkady

Make sure your tyres are pumped up!

$124.80

Cass Mitchell

Go Adi!!! 👏🏻🚴🏻‍♀️🎉🎉

$124.80

Sam

Well done mate

$100

Paul Lewis

For sure its going to be 35C - I'll double my donation if you leave your FRC on

$83.20

Thys Heyns

I guess you will try to make the first ferry?

$65

Susie Baird

You are certifiable, but do it for THEM 3!

$65

John Baird

What a stupid idea. I love it.

$63.44

David Warren

INSPERATIONAL. Well done

$63.44

Mikayla Warby

Good luck!

$63.44

Leonie Caldow

Great cause my bro.

$63.44

Mick Kearney

Keep pedalling

$63.44

Rebecca Herbst

We are impressed! Well done.

$63.44

Jenny Matthews

Be safe xxx

$61

Anonymous

$52

Susan Eyton

Good luck Adrian! Look forward to hearing about the adventure! Stay safe!

$52

Ashley Banks

Great work Adrian, and Good Luck!

$52

Luke Richardson

$52

Ian Hope

You better hope the wind and rain gods smile on you Adrian

$52

Rodo Mcfadden

You better finish on the refinery bike mate or we will come looking for you lol!

$52

Dad

May the wind be from your behind

$52

Steve M

Good luck

$50

Mark Trainor

$50

Justine White

Adrianna the athlete, you're my hero!!! Good luck on Sunday, I hope your back holds up!

$50

Darren Thompson

$50

David Warren

Good Luck, don't wait for us

$41.60

Lily Matthews

$37.44

Sally Jeremiah - Glg Environment Team

Inspiring spiel Adrian. Love your work. All the best to stay comfortable on your mission, we all know you'll be safe!

$37.44

Dawn Conway

You are crazy! Not sure about the comfort level of the refinery bike seat! I guess we'll find out.

$37.44

Julia Madden

I wasn't sure it could be done... but you DID IT! Massive effort for an amazing cause. Well done!

$37.44

Robert

no wheelies

$37.44

Keith Hargrave

Chur

$36

Patrick Stock

You are a fool

$36

Hinson Chan

Stay safe Adrian!

$31.20

Paul O'byrne

Not sure if it has been done before, but an excellent twist to participate in this long running event !

$26

Deb Schroer

Good job! Sounds like fun (not), and boy are your work clothes going to be smelly!

$25

Denos

Don't become a mamil

$20.80

Mike Pearce

$20.80

Marcus Curypko

Good luck Adrian - this will an awesome feat.

$20.80

Steve Martyn

$20.80

Debbie Williams

you're bonkers - glad you made it unscathed ...

$20.80

George O'd

Just read your blog, whole cow mate, I'll keep an eye out for ya and all the very best

$20

Jess Tay

Don't forget your personal H2S monitor, and make sure you bump test it.

$20

Peter Mahoney

good luck with the ride on Sunday

$20

Simon Rees

$20

Bobby Simmic

$20

Ryan Williams

All the best Adrian

$10

Chris Kenworthy

Keep the bay on your left

My Fellow Team Members

Vilde Abelseth

Roman Abelseth

Nicola Miles

Trond Abelseth

Raised so far:

$124.80

Adrian Matthews

Raised so far:

$4,551.24

Steve Bennett

Raised so far:

$100.00

Annabel Savage

Brett Savage

Rosa Savage

Raised so far:

$280.00

Sam Veness

Raised so far:

$100.00

Thys Heyns

Raised so far:

$276.64

Vanessa Bentall

Raised so far:

$139.00

Gary Bentall

Raised so far:

$141.00

Callum Bugeja

Raised so far:

$658.92

Mathew Coleman

Deeraj Vigneshwaran

Kamaleeswari Inbasagaran

Vigneshwaran Varnamuthu

Nathan Mercer

Raised so far:

$104.00

Vin Todd

Raised so far:

$413.56

Matt Lynch

Raised so far:

$1,015.76

Matt Loughrey

Raised so far:

$622.88

Michael Jelenko

Raised so far:

$339.00

David Braiden

Raised so far:

$332.88

David Farnsworth

Raised so far:

$124.80

bill Anglin

Raised so far:

$137.28

David Warren

Raised so far:

$108.24

David Nicholson

Raised so far:

$573.68

Nick Bone

Raised so far:

$124.80

Wayne McConnell

Raised so far:

$280.80

Yuen Coleman

Raised so far:

$124.80

Vigneshwaran Varnamuthu

Raised so far:

$370.88

Darren Casboult

Raised so far:

$120.00

Brett Tournier

Raised so far:

$710.32

Zali Lock

Joel Bugeja

Raised so far:

$20.00

John Gabites

Raised so far:

$2,113.68

Kris borovac

Raised so far:

$100.00

Peter Robinson

Raised so far:

$100.00

Louise Lock

jay Lock

Raised so far:

$90.00

Adrian Bender

Raised so far:

$145.00

adam bugeja

Raised so far:

$574.32

Craig Dunstan

Raised so far:

$393.92

Joanne Duke

Raised so far:

$1,225.00

Mark Greaney

Raised so far:

$124.80

Gareth Coffee

Raised so far:

$358.56

Patrick Friend

Raised so far:

$208.00

Luis Alonso

Raised so far:

$208.00

Joseph Gulino

Raised so far:

$485.52

Nick Keays

Raised so far:

$435.76