Greg Irvine

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

Lifeline is Australia’s largest suicide prevention service, with a vision of an Australia free of suicide. The Lifeline network spans the nation with 41 centres in metropolitan, rural and remote areas.  There are over 10,000 volunteers and 1,000 employees working to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

Lifeline aims to deliver digital services to Australian people in crisis, wherever they might be and in the mode in which they are most comfortable accessing support. Each year, Lifeline receives almost 1 million contacts from people in crisis. 

By participating in the Hope Cycle, Tour of Australia on FulGaz, I'm raising much needed funds for Lifeline, can you help?

My Updates

Carrumbin - something flatter

Friday 3rd Sep
After 2 climbing stages I needed something flatter tonight, so I rode another stage out of order and did the 34km Carrumbin hill up’n’ down.  Nothing over 7% and mostly under 4% meant I stayed in the big chain ring the whole way and really threw the kitchen sink at it!  Went out hard and just tried to maintain it, out of the saddle on a lot of the short pinches.   I cracked a little on the way down the hill but managed to push for a sprint finish.
Had my highest power average since November so I’m super stoked, and a 35kph speed average even better than Beach Road.  
Enjoying the physical and mental challenge to push through the pain and seeing the benefits from the effort!

Berry Mountain (stage 13)

Wednesday 1st Sep
Tonight I joined a few FulGaz friends to ride the 2nd hardest stage - yesterday’s climb up Wellington was the hardest! - as a group.  Well, started at the same time anyway.  I knew they are way better climbers than me   despite being tired I decided the leaderboard time splits would motivate me to push through the pain to minimise my time losses.
I got blown away up the climb, but dragged a couple of minutes back along the top.  All in all, similar power output to my other stages so I must be gaining some fitness.  Some slightly flatter stages to come, but I push harder, so suffer more. 🤪

I’ve had a flurry of donations the last couple of days for which Lifeline and I am truly grateful!!

Stage 6 - Mount Wellington

Tuesday 31st Aug
Yesterday was a personal achievement day.  1300m of vertical ascent over the 22km of the Mount Wellington climb was the most ascending I've done in a single go.  I was super pleased I was able to just keep on pushing without any real let up.  1:40hr in the saddle definitely left me wear as hell but no soreness.
A casual ride today for recovery day, then back onto racing a few flattish stages - except the terror Willunga climb from the Tour Down Under.  :/
Thanks for all those who've donated and supported me so far.

Day 1 - Canberra. Started all guns blazing

Monday 23rd Aug
My 2021 LIfeline Hope Cycle Tour kicked off yesterday with a 38km stage around Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin.  I gave it all on the climbs up Dairy Farmers Hill and Mount Pleasant Lookout, particularly the latter, but managed to still bring it home for a 30.6kph average over the ride.  44th out of 207 riders on stage 1.  Happy with my efforts for Lifeline so far.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$203.58

Marcus Kube

Just keep pedalling

$104.40

Grant Archer

Great work Greg!!!! Keep on pedalling.

$52.20

Warren Murphy

Good one cuz 👍

$52.20

Bruce Irvine

Good luck Greg

$52.20

Mark Patrick

$52.20

Martin Hill

$52.20

Jen Cross

A great cause Greg! Good luck 🚲

$52.20

Leanne

Great cause Greg! Love your work 💜

$50

David Winship

Keep it up

$31.32

Heath Poustie

Love your work Greg

$25

Dean Kuo

$20.88

Dearne O’halloran

Love the cause! Go Greg!

$20.88

John Mccristal

Well done mate

$20.88

Michael Tavaria