I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Pain Revolution - University of South Australia and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Pain Revolution. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Pain Revolution - University of South Australia , the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Why we are riding from Melbourne to Adelaide:
I’m one of those lucky people who are rarely sick and have never experienced chronic pain. Unfortunately there are increasing numbers of people in our communities that are not so lucky and who suffer from life-altering pain. For such people the pain controls their day-to-day existence and dramatically limits their quality of life! The research work of Professor Lorimer Moseley's group is given people new hope and tools to deal with such Persistent Pain. This is why I’m inspired and excited to join the Pain Revolution - University of South Australia. Not only will we be cycling 870 km from Melbourne to Adelaide in 7 days, we will be involved in workshops and events in the local communities along the way, spreading knowledge of the latest discoveries and hopefully making a positive difference to some folk in country towns.
I’m a social bike rider who enjoys a “coffee ride” along the beach front and over recent year’s average about 60kms a week. I also do the occasional big ride at Tour Down Under and at Lorimer’s Ride for Pain in November. The 120+ kms and quite a few hills each day for 7 days will be a significant challenge for me, but something that I’m very keen to do – what a fantastic cause!!!.
Please help me raise $3000 which will going directly to fund vital research into persistent pain.
Who am I and what motivates me:
I’m a Professor of Pharmaceutical Science and my research focuses on how we can use smart particle technologies to improve the way medicines work. We develop drug delivery technologies that make chemotherapy, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, cardio-vascular and other drugs more safe and effective. I’m really passionate about educating the next generation of scientists and technologists that will drive breakthroughs in the way we use medicines and ultimately improve the quality of life for many people.
My Dad John has been a major inspiration to me and he has catalysed my interest in cycling. He’s been a super cyclist all his life and some of my earliest memories are going along to watch my Dad race his bike. Three years ago we had 50th and 80th Birthdays over the same week and the one thing Dad wanted to do on his 80th was to ride up Mount Lofty with me. The cake on top of Lofty tasted so good and I hope that we can all ride up a mountain when we hit 80. Unfortunately Dad has had a terrible year after emergency bowel surgery and has not been able to get on his bike and not been able to travel from the UK to visit his grand kids. We’re hoping that some extra surgery can enable him to get back on his bike and I can’t wait for our next ride in the Cotswolds. So, I'll also be riding for Dad...