30th April - 8th May 2022

Ride for Research BeginsApril 30, 2022
3 months to go.


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The BMD group has grown from a small Queensland family business to become one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, consulting and urban development organisations.

Top Donors

  1. BMD Group

  2. Kerry Hall

    Go work look forward to sponsoring your jersey with Halgan Environmental.
  3. Phillip Chappell

    100x 100 done and dusted, hope you have a great turnout today, thinking of you both.
  4. Billabong Swim School

    Great cause for a great friend
  5. Anonymous

  6. Judy Osborne

    Go Sheree!!!
  7. Cameron Mitchell

    All the best Stephen, Lynette, Katelyn and Jonathan. Love you guys
  8. Mara Ferraro (Facebook Campaign)

  9. Richie Tomlinson

    Donation from SEO Premier to show our support for this great initiative. Best of luck with the ride and well done for raising funds for such a terrific cause.
  10. Betty Beck

    Thank you Pete for organising this ride. Hopefully the researchers will put this money to good use and come up with some positive news.

Meet the Riders

Steph Hibburt

Profile – Steph Hibburt Women’s Health, Research, and Cycling are all a passion of mine. As an aspiring rural doctor, I have completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne. In my recent studies I have learnt how valuable research is for conditions such as cancers. Research provides us with an understanding of particular health conditions and is a fundamental part of medical science. Doctors use research and findings to treat patients and provide the best care possible. One of the things that stood out to me about this cause, was that […]

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Sheree Osborne

Sheree Osborne – Profile The appeal of this fundraiser, for me, is multifactorial. Personally – I feel the need to support this cause, as my Aunty Claire (Reaburn) was diagnosed with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour, a rare form of ovarian cancer. I have the utmost respect for my Uncle Peter (Claire’s husband of 34 years) in organising this fundraiser to make a very real, and very positive change, for Claire. And for every other female who will be diagnosed with ovarian cancers over the coming years. Career-wise, I work at the University of Queensland in the School of Biological Sciences. […]

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Natalie Watson

Natalie Watson – Profile “Just keep moving” This is my personal motto and applies to so many areas of my life. Having served in the Defence Force for 20 years, I use this motto on a daily basis to help with the injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of my service. In more recent times I worked as a human behavioural specialist for a rescue helicopter service before medically retiring in 2019. I’ve always considered myself to be an active person from little athletics as a kid, to running 100 mile endurance events and many other fun sports in […]

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Peter Smith

Peter Smith – Profile Peter Reaburn and I first met in 1977 on the beach at Coolangatta, while competing in the Queensland Surf Life Saving Titles. We discovered that we were studying Human Movement Studies together at University of Queensland and have been friends ever since. We played rugby and touch football together, surfed together, and went to each other’s weddings. After Uni, I became an Air Traffic Controller, working in Mt. Isa, Sydney, Newcastle, Archerfield, and Brisbane. I retired in 2014.  As an ATC, I still was involved in sport and exercise. I taught aerobics, coached rugby union, touch […]

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Mara Ferraro

Mara Ferraro – Profile When you commit to anything in life, you need to do it with a smile.  This has been my approach to cycling, work and family. Cycling has been my passion for the past 15 years, though I did graduate from the local triathlon series scene first.  I can still remember the fun and excitement of getting back on the bike for the first time after a long break.  My priorities for a little while in the past were directed to raising 3 wonderful children, who have now started their own life journeys away from the family […]

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Michael Dalton

Michael Dalton – Profile My name is Michael Dalton. I live at Emu Park in Central Queensland. I am married to Sandy and have two sons Nicholas and Liam. I currently work for Livingstone Shire Council in the Infrastructure Water and Waste section and prior to that spent many years in the minerals industry. My sporting career commenced with swimming where I won state and national masters swimming titles in butterfly culminating in 4th placing and 5th placing in the 200m & 100m butterfly events respectively at 1996 World Master Swimming Championships in Sheffield England. From there I progressed to […]

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Peter Reaburn

Peter Reaburn – Profile My wife Claire has the dubious honour of being the oldest women in the world to have Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT), a very rare form of ovarian cancer. I’ve been involved in sports since childhood. Initially it was swimming at club then state and national level in surf lifesaving. I played Rugby Union during winter, swam and surfed all year round and competed in surf lifesaving during summer. An active childhood and youth. Later in life I immersed myself in masters swimming then triathlon winning several state age-group titles in long course. In 2005 I […]

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Ken Theodore

Ken Theodore – Profile Hi I’m Ken Theodore, from Townsville in North Queensland. Up until 12 years ago, swimming had been my main form of exercise. Fortunately at that time, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and complete a half-marathon. The pain that followed led me to a physio who told me that my body shape was not for running nor swimming and suggested that I take up cycling! Little did I know, a colleague of mine was a cyclist wanting to return to road riding. Within 2 years, we had established a cycling team of 10 […]

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Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell – Profile Family – Lynnette (my wife), Katelyn 20 and Jonathan 14. My daughter Katelyn was diagnosed in September 2020 with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT), a very rare form of ovarian cancer. Katelyn has had 2 operations, 1 to remove a Tumor and the 2nd to remove an ovary. At the time of her diagnoses the lack of information about this form of cancer lead Katelyn (also leaning on Lynnette and I) to decided that her treatment would be ‘watch n wait’. Chemotherapy was an option but was ineffective as the cancer can still reoccur. As of […]

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