Department of Health

The Hartley Cycle Challenge

Client Ambassador - James Roe

Hi. My name is James. I’m 47 years old and have been getting support from Hartley Lifecare for respite since the late 1970s and have been getting full time support at Kambalda since 2018. I am keen on being active and love to play bowls, boccia and darts. I attained a Duke of Edinburgh Award. I’m also a Raiders fan.

Music is something else I enjoy; I sing and perform with Sing Australia. I love Country Music and Willie Nelson’s song The Gambler. I have had a few small parts acting, my last role was in The Code viewed on the ABC. I would like to be a famous actor and enjoy watching The Big Bang Theory.

Recently I went to Grafton to go fishing with my father. I am planning a cruise to Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Our Updates

Children and adults with physical and complex disabilities need our help!

Monday 24th

We're supporting Hartley Lifecare, who provide accommodation, respite care and community programs for children, adults and their families in the ACT and region with physical and complex disabilities. We'd love you to sponsor our team and help Hartley Lifecare to continue making a difference to people with a disability!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$13.78k

Department Of Health Trivia Night

$4.8k

Twenty Mile March Pty Ltd

Go well Paul & Jo! Get the training done. Prepare for a tough event. And have fun!

$4.55k

Mcinnes Wilson Lawyers Sponsorship

$1.93k

Bbq Fundraising

$1.75k

Benmax Pty Ltd

Good luck Paul and Jo!

$1.56k

Anonymous

$1.01k

Bill Robertson

Great to see your fund raising result Joey. Enjoy the ride!

$1,000

Department Of Health

$1,000

Michael Dupe

Good luck. It’s a great cause. Two of my former students live there.

$830

Bbq Fundraising

$728

Bbq Fundraising

$510

Graham Matthews

Good luck Justin! A great cause!

$510

Miles And Di

Such a great ride and cause - good luck.

$510

Ken Liow

All the best with that massive ride Justin.

$500

Ausnorth

$500

Equity Partners

$500

Heather And Gary Davey

Hope you have an enjoyable ride

$452

Nk Sparks

Good luck man! Let me know when you get back and we can go do some real riding!πŸ˜‚

$400

Anonymous

$340

Anonymous

$250

B & R Building

Good luck on your ride supporting a great Charity!

$208

Anonymous

Inspirational and quite incredible. Good luck

$208

Eddie Brown

$200

Chris Pearson

Hey Dave (and Tim and Damo and the crew), sorry am not there this year again. Wishing you a great ride - great effort again. Here is my promised donation from last year and this. Safe travels. Cheers Chris P.

$200

Jenny Cahill Bruce Cooper

Good luck guys

$200

Mij

Worthy cause - happy to contribute to your hard work. Well done Damien.

$200

Jen Sharpe

From everyone at Think HQ. You'll reach your target and more we're thinking! Best wishes from everyone here.

$194

Grant Piazza

$187

Russell

Enjoy , this year could be you best preparation.

$159

Trivia Night - Additional Raised

$156

Anonymous

$156

Lyn Murphy

Well done Adam we’d love to join you on 29 August 2 tickets terry and Lyn Murphy

$156

Jane Kang

Go Justin!!! All the best.

$156

Patrick Lee

Good luck mate!

$156

George

Awesome Adam, all the best. See you on Thursday (can I have 3 tickets please thank you).

$150

Scott W

Great cause. Great guy. Go well, Webby. Great Scott

$122

Sam Palmer

Safe ride Adam and team! ( & 2 tix please - Sam & Aaron Palmer)

$120

Claire Webb

You‘ve got this πŸ’ͺ

$104

Trath And Helen

May the weather and pedaling gods treat you well.

$104

Owain Tilley

Good luck on the ride. Storm the mountain. Hopefully it pisses down so you get to use your new jacket πŸ˜‚

$104

Michael Venables

You smell

$104

Southside Physio

$104

Jess Figura

A fabulous cause. Great job!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Damien Pratley

$104

Barry Bond

$104

Claire

I’m so glad you can participate in the ride - have a great time!

$104

Ian Neave

I hope the wind blows favourably - good luck.

$104

Kate Jackson

Have a wonderful ride Jo & Paul! Great effort! :)

$104

Lyn Kemp

Ride like the wind bullseye 🀣😘

$104

John Blackley

Baz... I would have paid more to shave that Mo off... but I guess November is not far away !!! Good luck on the ride, enjoy the downs !

$104

Dean & Meredith Lynch

Good work Jo & Paul Ride well and be safe out there!

$104

Lynne & Tony

Superb effort guys !

$104

Sue Vickers

Go well, Jo and Paul!

$104

Fatty

Good on ya and good luck.

$104

Beverley Payne

Good on you Adam!!

$104

Glenys

All the best David - a great cause!

$104

Criterion Solutions

You're the man, Big Bad!!!

$104

Peter Fargey

Good effort for a great cause. Have fun.

$104

Jeremiah

$104

Mary Brown

Have a great ride Tim. Enjoy πŸ˜‰

$104

Eric Pickering

Good luck and best wishes for a great ride!!

$104

Jane Emery

Best wishes in achieving your goal - you'll get there in no time. All the peeps at Think!

$104

Judy Develin

$104

Trav Acfield

$104

Alex Sloan

$104

Bryan

Great stuff, Rafi.

$104

Adam Threlfall

$104

Brendan And Beth

Love your enthusiasm Adam

$104

Anne Odonnell

Good luck Adam, it is a great cause.

$104

Michael Dunlop

Fantastic mission Mike. Great to see you back on the bike in style.

$104

Mark Ashburn

Enjoy the climb

$104

Peter

$104

Neil Pickering

$104

Gamini Colless

Good luck Rafi, and good on you for supporting such a good cause.

$104

Mark Ridley

may the wind be at your back and your tyres be nice and soft...

$104

Anthony Willis

Good luck Paul and Jo! I hope the wind is always at your back and the hills are all down!

$104

Beth Gibson

Look after that heart of yours!!!!

$104

Peter Crowley

$104

David Jukes

Enjoy the ride!

$104

Tayo Werkhoven

Good luck for the epic journey

$104

David Jukes

Good luck team O'Dwyer! You two are looking strong. Hope you find some respite from the heat.

$104

Peter Gibson

enjoy the ride

$104

Ann Wong

good luck Justin.

$104

Tim Brown

Great idea Adam, 2 tix would be great ;-)

$104

Louise Meyrick

good luck with the ride

$104

Scott Polsen

On your bike you two!

$104

Nicholas Darman

$104

Dianne Brasser

Thanks for keeping up the legacy! Have a fun and safe ride, I really look forward to hearing about it more. Wishing you good cycle weather.

$104

Caronne Carruthers-taylor

Totally support you Michael ♥️

$104

Mop

Go Sparkle Motion

$104

Rob Allin

$104

Jo Mccallum

A terriffic cause , have heaps of fun Rafi.

$104

Kylie Perrin

$104

Damien Thomson

$100

Robert Ryan

Well done.

$100

Tom Maher

Good luck!!

$100

Daniel Chow

Go David, Good on you.

$100

Tim Watson

Well done mate. Great Cause Don't forget your Gels

$100

Simon

$100

Laura Frogley

Awesome work Damo

$100

Jo O'dwyer

$100

Paul & Jo O'dwyer

Good luck to you for the ride Adam, and looking forward to the movie. 2 tickets please. Paul & Jo O'Dwyer

$100

Richard Girdwood

Hope all is well

$100

Ivy Lim

$100

Chris Fennell

$100

Anonymous

Good luck with it.

$100

Thomas Dutka

Good luck! Hopefully more Contador, less Emery.

$100

The Austin-storeys

Enjoy the cross winds, Mike! ;-)

$100

John Piazza

$100

Andrew Simon

Good luck Adam and safe ride.

$100

Diane Mcwhirter

Good luck, Michael!

$100

Dale Kleeman

All the best Mike from Dale and Helen. Hope you have a great 3 days on the bike.

$100

Dave Pearson

Enjoy the ride! Cheers Dave

$100

Edward Eyers

Great work Webbos!

$100

David Mackenzie

Go for it!

$100

Marianne Maguire

Go Ewan!

$100

Roger Edberg

Go Michael!! It’s fantastic to see you taking this on.

$100

Bernie

$100

Summerland Chickens

$97

Olive Mac

Go Daddy! Make sure you don't drop off the perch :P

$83

Belinda Ding

$78

Simon Rosenberg

$78

Andrew Stuart

You’re going strongly Damien. It’s on the front into the wind for you!

$78

Andrew Stuart

$68

R Stillfried

Great work Dave - hope the hills are kind to you

$62

Summerland Chickens

$60

Patrick Ellis

Good luck! Great cause!

$59

Alexander Theodossis

$57

Robert Eddy

$57

Geoffrey And J'anne Hicks

Good luck Dave ! Have a good ride!

$57

Anonymous

$57

Stephen Bouwhuis

Surely you could finish in faster than 3 days ...

$57

Ann Webb

Good luck. Be safe

$57

Leo

Coffee at Short St Store

$57

John Bennett

Should be a piece of cake! I did a Sag trailer for it several years ago !

$57

Anonymous

$57

Hilde Grande

Have a great ride Adam!

$57

Paul Mcbride

good on you Dave

$57

Craig Chalmers

Great work David - good luck!

$57

Siwan Lovett

Great cause, thanks Adam :-)

$57

Joanna Rohan

You're a sucker for punishment! But a worthy cause!! Have a great ride

$57

Lisa Studdert

Go Adam.... great cause, great guy, great ride....

$57

Michael Wagstaff

Go well Adam.

$57

Bill Caddey

No worries mate- I reckon you're bloody mad but anything for a good cause- see you at the movies

$57

Noel & Alison Tait

good on you Neil. A & N T. South Durras

$57

Cara Manion

This is such a huge area of need in our communities! Well done, guys xx

$57

Ross Perriman

Love your work Justin!

$57

Belinda Casson

Well done AD - good luck for the ride!

$57

Stephen Doyle

Hi Jo and Paul, Hope you have a great ride. Stay safe and have fun! Ccheers Doylie

$57

Sally Campbell

$57

Dianne Brasser

Hi Ewan, great effort with the Trivia night! I feel excited just thinking about the ride, so have a great time! Look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

$57

Dianne Brasser

Hi Brendan, great to have caught up at the Trivia night! Really wishing you all a great ride. Perhaps we need to get that endurance team back on track. It would be great to get some of the girls on their bikes! For now have a fun and safe ride. I hope the winds at your back and weather kind.

$57

Some Old Guy

$57

Dianne Brasser

Hi Andrew, great to see so many of you all holding up the spirit for Health's contribution to Hartley. Really makes me keen to seek out some of the endurance team for next year. Anyway for now have a safe and exciting ride. We all really look forward to hearing how it goes. Wishing great cycling weather for you all!

$57

Leeanne Turner

Good luck Justin!

$57

Lisa Moore

Go you good things! May you have a tail wind all the way x

$57

Diana Kerr

Make sure you beat David:)

$57

Diana Kerr

Brownies to the winner:)

$56

Barkers

You stink

$56

John Freeman

Go big fella!

$56

Adam Courtenay

Best of luck!

$56

Roooooooneeeey!!

$56

Kyle Denton

Great job Damo, fantastic cause!

$56

Celia

Enjoy the ride for a great cause! All the best.

$56

Maria Jolly

Good luck on another adventure for a good cause. I would love to come along On the 29th if you can add me to the list!! πŸ˜€see you then

$56

Jw

Good cause mate, Happy Riding

$56

Danni Woods

Good on you for helping others. Also count me in for the movie and I’ll try to round up more people to come along.

$56

Michele Williamson

Another challenge!

$56

Mark Thomann

Good luck to you and the team Adam. Great to see you all continuing to support Hartley Lifecare.

$56

Kathy & Ian

Go Pickle !!

$56

Mckellar Ridge Wines

All the best Neil!

$56

Mckellar Ridge Wines

Enjoy the ride Barry!

$56

Mckellar Ridge Wines

All the best Andrew!

$56

Mark Carruthers

$56

Ursula Jamieson

Good on you Michael - I hope you go well!

$56

Teresa Lopilato

Good luck hope you don’t over heat 🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩

$56

Mauragh Harbert

Great cause Michael!

$56

Johanna Graham

Love it Dave. I was a support driver back in 2008. Closest I got to making the distance on a bike... best of luck.

$56

Tom Hartley

Have a great weekend out there Mike. You’ve got the legs for it. Make sure they give you a break from being on the front. Cheers, Tom

$56

Lorraine Pratley

Hope the weather's good. Good on you, have fun!

$56

Leanne Tingey

$55

Gurpreet Badwal

Keep up the good work, make DoF proud!

$55

Jane Mckeough

Keep those legs pumping. Good luck!

$55

Matt Yannopoulos

Well done, hoping you have survived the worst heat and wind!

$55

Ed C

Good luck with the ride and stay safe.

$55

Simon

Should be a breeze after your Everest challenge

$55

Wendy Shang

Good luck Justin!

$55

Tracey Hardy

Good Luck Dan, hope it's not raining!

$55

Jenny Bates

$55

John Geering

hope you made it!

$55

Dave Girdwood

$54

Tim Brown

Good luck Baz!! I'll see you on the road

$54

Scott Rasmussen

Enjoy the ride Michael

$54

Diane Wright

Peddle well and peddle safe.

$54

Phil Jack

Great work Mike! Terrific effort.

$54

Elizabeth Baker

Have fun!

$54

Anthony Leach

I hope to see some PBs, especially on the 2nd day.

$54

Simon Cotterell

Go Adam!

$54

Tammy

You’re a champion Michael 😍

$52

David Trebeck

$52

Kirsti Mcqueen

Go Brendan!

$52

Genevieve Gibson

Go bro!!! Remind me please what the cause is!!

$52

Dawn Pratley

Dear Damien, i am sure your body is still up to the challenge of the mountains. I hope the weather is kind to you and your team. love, Mum xx

$52

Baz .

Well done Brendan. Looking forward to sharing the experience.

$52

Baz

Andrew. 11 or 12 or 13 perhaps. Good on you.

$52

Baz

Adam. Well done...again. This will be a great ride.

$52

Judi Hallams

$52

Baz .

Tim, Can’t wait to join you. Congrats on another Challenge.

$52

Baz .

Damo. ...and another one. And you are in such great form. Congrats

$52

Andrew Stuart

Great work Baz. So glad you will be participating for the 20th anniversary ride.

$52

Richard Hope

$52

Ben Sladic

Enjoy the ride Dan

$52

Ben Sladic

Blue chip effort David

$52

Steve

Go Neil!

$52

Damien Pratley

Thanks Andrew, Keeping Ftroop in line and in order :)

$52

David Carn

Good luck on the ride and try to enjoy the view on the way :-)

$52

Alexandrea Cannon

Well done Adam, a wonderful cause. Good luck with the ride

$51

Vikas Sharma

You are doing a great work. I wish you well.

$50

Raj

Don't forget to double bag your groceries

$50

Anonymous

Deal!

$50

Dave Girdwood

$50

Craig Wisdom

$50

Fifi & Liam

Happy birthday Neil! What a good cause - best of luck xx Fifi & Liam

$50

Summerland Chickens

Cluck cluck (translated - Go Damo!)

$50

Blake Mcdonald

All the best Zac! The PHN team will be cheering you on from a distance!

$50

Ursula Tonkin

$46

Richard Kajehpathy

Best wishes and take care on the ride.

$42

Emma

Great idea for fundraising Adam!

$42

Kirsty Guster

Good one Adam!

$42

Emma Robertson

$42

Sally Goodspeed

Go Adam. Enjoy the ride. 🚲

$42

Kate Andren

Great cause - hope it went well :-)

$42

Temma Carruthers-taylor

Go Michael πŸ€™πŸ‘ŒπŸ€™πŸ‘Œ

$36

Fergus Nelson

What happens after you ride up a mountain? You GO DON.

$31

Alison Gibson

Better late than never!

$31

Fran Hinder

Wonderful organisation

$31

Doug Hay

Good work Zac - very cool cause!

$31

Ming

Good luck for the ride!

$30

Pete Marshall

Best of luck Mike! πŸ‘

$30

Michael Mcgurgan

In lieu of accommodation prize

$30

Steven Hare

Good luck and enjoy the ride!

$28

Ewan Mackenzie

$27

Tim Brown

Additional jersey funds

$27

Erin Tingey

Good luck!

$27

Jane Heffernan

$27

Robin Lim

Good on you, Ewan!

$27

David Patchell

All the best mate, from cousin Davo

$27

Paul Cains

Good luck bro

$27

Adam Courtenay

Hope you make it to the big 10k

$27

Andrew Buick

πŸ‘

$27

Naomi Armstrong

$27

Judy Tran

Woooooo!! Go Dave!

$27

Thomas Ng

What Veg said

$26

Kate Martin

$26

Mulan Moroney

$26

Sally Stokes

Wonderful cause, Zac, good luck with the early morning training, keep the cadence up!

$26

Anonymous

Good luck with the ride

$26

Tracey Hansen

Good on you Michael!

$26

Anonymous

Enjoy the ride Neil!

$26

Dan Webb

$26

Keith Harrison

$26

Dominic P Gibson

$26

Kath Hinder

Wonderful program

$26

Ga Yu

Go for the challenge

$26

Richard Kajehpathy

Best wishes, Manny.

$26

Richard Kajehpathy

Best wishes, Dan.

$26

Kathleen

Go, Dave - well done for supporting this worthy cause.

$26

Thea

Good luck Dave!

$26

Lorma

Good luck Dan and enjoy the ride!

$26

Dan Chaston

$26

Laura Toyne

Keep pedalling

$26

Susan Gavin

Good luck!

$26

Tony Elms

ride safe

$26

Anonymous

$26

Kylie Arena

Wishing you safe travels on such a great cause

$26

Tim Price

I am happy to support you in this. Great work Damien.

$26

Donna Misdale

Great work Zac - great charity.

$26

Steph Brady

Good luck!

$26

Rob Williamson

Have a great ride & stay safe

$26

Bill Bailey

Take it easy rider, you can make it easy rider, there's no one to stop you, doesn't it look easy rider now! (David Allan Coe)

$26

Meaghan Younger

Good luck on the ride and thank you for raising money for this great cause.

$26

Claire Bird

Go Dave!! :)

$26

Mandy Charlton

Good job Dave!

$26

Carla

Good Luck Dan!

$26

Ben Milligan

Happy climbing!

$26

Ben Milligan

Happy climbing!

$26

Bruce Clark

$26

Michael Mcgurgan

$26

Shabeer Eklim

Great effort. Go ahead Dan. Cheers

$26

Richard Doolan

$26

Mike

Good luck Justin!

$26

Kathy Hansen

$26

Deanne

$26

Dimitra Campbell

$26

Winston Lu

Good luck Dan!

$26

Bec Duncan

You're mad! But good on you. All the best and I hope you enjoy it.

$26

Kathryn R

$26

Anna D

All the best for the ride and the $1k goal - hopefully you won't get two tyred :)

$26

Kelie

$26

Vince Fernandes

Good luck with the ride!

$26

Kurt & Holly Pfeifer

Good Luck Neil!

$25

Dave Joseph

Hi Ewan...I'm expecting 2 hours for the day2 ride from Jindy to Charlotte Pass, enjoy the tour...Dave

$25

David Martin

Is this wise at your age :)

$25

Anonymous

Good on ya, David!

$25

Anne Clarke

Yay Dan , well done on your amazing efforts and for such a great cause. Have fun too!

$25

Anna Greenwood

$25

Daniel W

See you at the movie night and also on the ride!

$25

Alison Lea

Good cause - hope this helps - travel safe x

$25

Tom Clarke

Great cause - looking forward to the movie tomorrow night too. Tom (the other half of Siwan Lovett).

$25

Anonymous

We admire your determination Michael, go well. Cate & Mal

$25

Vivien Apoutou

$25

Adrian Breen

Remember, leave enough in the tank to get back!

$25

Mark Roddam

$21

Anonymous

$20

Sarah Lim

$16

Ben Braysher

Good luck, David

$10

Anonymous

good luck!

$10

Anh Lutnant

Good luck with the ride! You are so brave and an inspiration to us all. Don't cramp up too much and hopefully you haven't gained an extra kilo! :-)

$10

Mojgan Bashiri

Good on you and have fun!

$10

Mikey Smith

$10

Anonymous

$10

Anonymous

$5

Sharon Gill