Stephen Reaburn

Riding For Ovarian Cancer Research

Raising funds for: Ride for Research 2024
114.00% Raised
$5,700.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
55 Donors
Stephen Reaburn
Hi, I’m Steve Reaburn from Melbourne, Victoria.

My cousin Peter Reaburn, whose wife Claire has been diagnosed with rare ovarian cancer, has taken on the task of fundraising for research on this form of cancer that we know very little about. My wife Shashi and I have been together 20 years and married for 14. Although we have no children of our own, we both have a desire to help our extended families where possible.

I still remember my first ever brand-new bike – a Chrome BMX for my 11th birthday back in 1984. Riding this bike all of 5km to the local BMX track a few times a week after school or on the weekends was as good as it got back then. Since then, cycling in one way or another has always been a part of my life.

These days, pushing myself to the mental and physical limits on a ride is the ultimate challenge I set myself. Whether it be a faster paced ride along a relatively flat Beach Road. Or a slower challenge of the rolling hills around the Mornington Peninsula or the Dandenong Ranges. Or even a totally random and unplanned long-distance ride.

Over the last 8 years, I have found that my best cycling is achieved where there is a goal to ride for. So when I saw Peter post about this event seeking participants, and it’s location of Bright in North Eastern Victoria, I volunteered to join in without hesitation. Our family has a long history with this region, and it has always been a personal favorite place to visit. To be able to help Peter & Claire with their fundraising efforts in this cycling Mecca was an opportunity not to be missed!

In saying all of this, I am a little nervous about the challenge that lays ahead: 5 x consecutive days of riding 100+ km per day, along some challenging terrain and steep climbs. However, as the saying goes ‘No Pain, No Gain’, I believe that what we must put ourselves through for this cause is nothing compared to the challenge that people diagnosed with any form of cancer face on a daily basis.


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  1. Thanks for supply the vital coffee for the ride.

    Also paying my fines for poor behaviour

  2. Good on you Steve! All the best with the ride, we look forward to hearing all about it!
    Lola & Em

  3. You are a good man Steve, working hard for a very good cause. Hope it all goes well for you, and your family

  4. All the very best Stevo for your big ride challenge and also to your cousin Pete and his wife Claire . I’m looking towards following your progress m8. I hope this helps with the other donations to find a cure. Cheers Pete

  5. So one day we’ll end the scourge of cancers that blight so many in our families

  6. Wishing you strength, perseverance, and an abundance of positive energy as you take on this noble endeavor. Your dedication is an inspiration to us all, and I am confident that your journey will not only raise funds but also raise awareness about the importance of cancer research. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and a force for positive change.

  7. Hopefully my donation will help to improve the research and motivate Stephen in his preparation for the coming cycling adventure. Ride on, mate.

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