James Brownlie

The Hartley Cycle Challenge 2021

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

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!

My Updates

JB's Day 2 and 3 Update: Its done and thank you

Sunday 22nd Nov
The target was to ride 350km (this years designated distance); however, yesterday a mate who completed it with me last year pointed out that the 2019 distance was 380km, not the reduced 2020 distance. I had to embrace that additional challenge (obviously) and completed a grand total of 413km for the three days. 

Thank you to all my fabulous sponsors for assisting in raising over $2000 for Hartley Lifecare. Hopefully in 2021 I will be able to complete the Challenge surrounded by a team of 12. All the very best JB

JB's Day 1 Update

Friday 20th Nov
Hartley Lifecare Challenge 2020 (Day 1 of 3). 146km section took a big bite out of the 350km needed. Now to stretch a bit to make Day 2 comfortable. Should be just fine. ????

Launching into the 'non- Hartley' Hartley Challange

Wednesday 18th Nov
Hello All,

Unfortunately; but not surprisingly, Hartley Lifecare have had to cancel the Hartley Lifecare Challenge for 2020. Undeterred I intend completing the 350km from Fri 20 Nov to Sun 22 Nov. I'll have some mates along for bits of the distance, but regardless I will ensure that the full distance is covered as a testament to all of your support for this great organsiation and cause. Hartley Lifecare have only been able to raise approxiamtely $49k this year through the Challenge, when normally that figure would be around $500k - it is a bleak outlook. As such, all that you have given matters to Hartley Lifecare, and it certainly matters to me. Thank you for your generosity. I'll keep you posted from Friday. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Geoffrey Goldsmith

JB, Good work mate. Wish I could be there first hand to help. Goldy


James Brownlie


Aaron Davis

An important initiative! Good luck mate.


Kirrily Dearing

Go you good thing!


Nathan Huppatz

A good cause.


Russell Brownlie

Great cause James and we are proud to help


Julieanne Pascoe

Great thing you are doing



For a great cause!


Di And Matt

Great work - enjoy the ride!


Valerie Murgatroyd


Di B

Go well James


Shaun & Jen Whitehouse

A big weekend of riding mate.


Adam Boyd

I'm donating my monthly pie allowance, JB.


Amanda Mcnamara

Super proud of you and such a great cause. You are a huge source of support and inspiration for me. Love to you all ❤


Lisa Batchler

Great cause JB


Louise Brownlie

Go James.... What an awesome Dad you have Campbell xx


Kerry G

There are a lot of kids in need, great contribution James!


Catherine Sandall

Well done James!


Ndrew Brownlie

James we wish you and your team members every success and safe riding for a great cause. Andrew & Dianne


Nick Moore


Ian Faulconbridge

Nice one JB.


Joel Dooley

Bon courage.


Wayne Donchi

Exceptional Cause - Wish you and the team a speedy climb.


Alison Anderson

Go James! Happy to support great cause xx


Sean Faulkner

Good work JB.


Margaret Brownlie

So proud mate of you and Campbell 👏👏🌟😘


Colleen Currie

Very proud JB


Rodger Phillips

Good luck on the ride