Short term pain making a difference for others

Craig Stevenson, Head of Technology Services for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, has just bought a bike and is riding 1,000 kilometres for a very worthy cause.

The ride will raise money for Camp Quality which supports children impacted by cancer.

The 10-day ride will start at Movie World in the Gold Coast on 6 September and finish in Warners Bay.

Craig began training in January trying to get 100ks a week of riding in, saying: “For an inexperienced rider it’s pretty much train, train, train.”

Before the ride in September he will need to complete some qualifying races: 

  • Loop the Lake in March (86 kms)
  • The Mail Run in April (100 kms)
  • The Century Challenge (120kms)
  • Bingleburra ride in June (55kms against the clock)

These will be followed by a big qualifying ride in August where 65 riders work as a pack.

This is the first time Craig has attempted something like this.

“I just bought a bike and decided to try and make a difference to someone less fortunate than myself.  

“There’s no bigger motivator than knowing children are struggling, and my short term pain will make someone’s life a little easier.”

If you would like to sponsor Craig and help kids impacted by cancer, you can donate at



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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

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