Luke Bulkeley

The Hartley Cycle Challenge

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

This November 23, 24 and 25 I am joining the BellchambersBarrett team to ride the Hartley Cycle Challenge. This opportunity is available due to full support from BellchambersBarrett, Canberra's leading botique Assurance, Tax, Business Services and Consulting firm. This will be my first time riding Hartley and through our team captain Dylan Valentine I have learnt so much more about what Hartley does and what the organisation means to local ACT families. Below is a brief rundown on how Hartley has played a major role for Dylan’s mother and Dylan and his whole family. In the great Aussie way, I was proud to sign up and help out a mate and join the challenge. Through your generous support we can continue to make a difference.

Hartley and my mate Dylan's personal experience

Hartley (https://www.hartley.org.au/) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit established in 1962. They provide supported accommodation for people with a disability, their families and their carers, providing 24-hour respite care and specialised transport services.

Hartley support Sue Valentine, my friend Dylan’s mum.

Sue is disabled, living with an acquired brain injury and impaired mobility and balance disabilities she acquired in October 1995 after a drunk driver collided with her on her way home. Sue suffered multiple injuries including severe brain damage and fractures and was in an induced coma for over a month. It took months to teach Sue basic things we take for granted like walking and talking.

Twenty three years have passed since Sue’s accident and still Sue has no short term memory - she remembers birthdates, prime ministers (not that easy these days), old work colleagues, but not what she ate for breakfast, who called an hour ago or when she last went out. She requires 24/7 care, 365 days a year as she is unable to cook, cannot drive, cannot be left to answer unsolicited calls or door knockers etc.

Since the early 2000’s Hartley has provided 24/7 care for Sue and without it, Dylan and his family would not be able to live their lives the way they do today. The Hartley staff that look after Sue provide her with opportunities to live a meaningful life, safely.

Without Hartley, Dylan and his family would have a very different life.

The Hartley Cycle Challenge

The Hartley Cycle Challenge is an annual event, where teams ride from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains and back over three days. The BellchambersBarrett team could be described as a motley crew with riders of varied ability and experiences. However what we will do, is band together and get it done. We will do the ride with smiles on our faces knowing we are supporting a super cause and our great friend and his family.

We'd appreciate if you sponsor our team and help Hartley Lifecare to continue making a difference to people with a disability!

Cheers Luke

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$260

Luke Bulkeley

$260

Lisa Wilmot

GO CUZ!!!!!! Good on you.

$194.48

Tune Bikeworks

Pedal steady stankzee!

$156

Peter Bulkeley

$156

Cade

$156

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Good on ya!

$150

Sarah State

$104

John Richardson

"GO HARD OR GO HOME" WELL DONE MUFFLER

$104

Bert

Great work, Bulkers.

$104

Dave Gilmore

Good work mate

$104

Emma Lloyd

Good luck with the ride, though I’m sure you don’t need it.

$104

Margaret Summers

All tha best

$104

Robert And Lynne Losik

So proud of you Luke and your team. Very moving story. Our hearts go out to Sue and family. Love Lynne xxx and Rob xxx

$104

Wendy Callander

Go Luke, you good thang!

$104

Raddy

Good on ya Bulksy!

$104

Stephen Griffith

$104

Joyce

Congratulations, Well Done, very proud of you.. xxox

$100

Barbara Richardson

Great effort Luke. Safe riding to you and all the team. Love, Mum xxx

$100

Samuel Visner

$100

Karissa Bulkeley

$100

Raffle Tickets

$100

Steve Hare

Ride hard mate and enjoy!

$57.20

Anonymous

Great initiative.

$57.20

Dirk Rozeboom

$57.20

Andrew Purves

Good Luck Mate, good cause. I'm sorry to be so busy at the moment, I'm not really paying attention to what's going on around me

$57.20

Cat, Adam And Jackson

Ride like the wind! We are so proud of you Luke, what a wonderful foundation to support.

$57.20

Hot Chip Laura

Ride like the wind my pretty!

$57.20

Duncan Maclennan

Well done Luke, fantastic achievement. Regards, Duncan

$57.20

Paul Mitry

$57.20

Jaanika Ulst

$57.20

Ian And Lynley Clout

Have fun, Luke. Remember, hills are your friends!

$57.20

Ned Mcrae

Great cause!

$57.20

Linda Roberts

$57.20

Steve Callander

Great effort Luke, enjoy the friendships despite the weather..

$57.20

Buce Callander

Well done Luke Great effort for grass roots changes

$57

Isabelle Field

Money back on any withdraw or if finishing with a groupetto

$56.16

David Dawson

Good work Bulks - good luck mate!!

$56.16

Tim Chaseling

Great work Luke 👍

$56.16

Carmel Macpherson

Good luck with the challenge Luke❤️🚴🏽‍♂️

$56.16

Tom Mcnally

$56.16

Lealah Dow

Good on you Luke! What a legend.

$56.16

Christian Hanna

Ride like you are trying to sell thunder sticks at a raiders game!

$56.16

Anna Van Dugteren

All the best Luke

$56.16

Mowbers

Get peddling Bulks!

$55

Chloe Sato

I hear chips are the breakfast of champions...

$55

Daniel Santosuosso

great cause mate, best of luck

$55

Colin Rogers

$54

Clarissa Coveney

Great cause. ‘Shut up legs’ is a good phrase to have in mind

$54

Adam Rhynehart

$54

Chloe, Liam, Callum Richardson

From chloe liam and Callum

$52

Rowland Fischer

$52

Anneka And Kevmo Losins

Sorry it's late! We're so so proud of you!!!

$52

Humphreys Ross

Good luck. A very worthy cause.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Vesty

Good luck mate

$50

A Bennett

Good luck Bulks. You will smash it. Hugs from all of us xxx

$50

Ross Dennis

$50

Rob Humphreys

Good on you, Bulks. Get those legs firing.

$50

Duncan Buchanan

Onya Bulks! Get up there!

$41.60

Richie Porte

Rubber side down Luke. Best of luck from Monaco

$41.60

Jordan Nixon

Onya.

$41.60

Andrew Ponitka

Great cause mate. Good luck!

$41.60

Matt Potter

$41.60

Carly Freeman

Best of luck on your ride!

$41.60

Liam Richardson

Great work mate! Looks like a very worthy event, best of luck for the ride.

$35

Tom Rogers

Spend some time next to Kacper on the mountain climbs - cracking fella!

$34.66

Sally Mcintosh

Have fun and good luck!

$31.20

Warren Barguil

$30

Darren Le Roux

GO BRO!

$28.66

Nairo 'i Love You Too Bulks' Quintana

Mucho mas Malbec!!! Gracias para velogames selection todos los anos.

$27.04

James Podmore

Top job well done

$27.04

James Dunn

Good luck Bulks! I hope you can squeeze in a couple of Kosciuszko Pale Ales at the half way mark!

$27.04

Tooty

You and Talsma split my donation. Great work Bulks.

$27.04

Ash Tracy

Great work Bulks!

$26

Lachlan Taylor

Good luck Luke, great cause

$26

Stephen Alegria

Good luck Luke, watch out for roadkill!

$26

Lisa Petheram

Goodluck Luke and team! Sounds like such a great cause.

$26

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

better late than never at all!

$26

Anonymous

$26

Dean Mansfield

Good luck Luke

$26

Sophie Clement

Go Luke! Happy riding. Have fun on that descent from Charlottes. :)

$26

Scott Seymour

Ride on....

$26

Bill Wilkinson

Don't forget your seatbelt!

$26

Anonymous

$26

Lye Che Hoo

$26

Daniel Goodwin

Good one Luke, hope you reach your goal (and the finish line)!

$26

Frank Garofalow

I expect you back at work and running up and down the stairs on the 26th Nov!

$26

Maria Mangeruca

$25

Mcdono

Here ya go Elben!

$25

Wade Young

Don't forget that sausage roll.

$25

Vanessa Little

Good luck Luke!

$25

Jo Wallner

Good luck Luke - fingers crossed for the weather!

$25

Chris Morris-barrow

Hats off to you and the rest of the Team, great effort all round especially with the inclement weather conditions

$25

Orme And Annette Brettell

Good luck and congratulations on supporting a great cause

$20.80

Nic Holt

$20.80

Sam Ning

Be safe and have heaps of fun.

$20.80

Carma Sweet

Such a wonderful cause Luke. May the wind be at your back!

$20.80

Sam Mccombe

Good luck Elbes

$20.80

Alex Soper

Wow, good luck mate, this is a great cause and I don't think i could get a quarter of the way there!

$20.80

Will Leeson

Keelguy

$10.40

Nico Vevers

$9.94

Mardie Kearns

Hope you have a successful ride and reach your goal.

$5.20

Vincenzo Nibali

In bocca al lump!

$5

Peter Sagan

Vela štastia

$5

Edouard Merckx

Succes! Elbin