An Inspirational Woman

Denise is an inspiration. She’s in her seventies but you’d never guess it.

Denise volunteers for a number of organisations including Cancer Council WA. She helps with afternoon teas for cancer patients every Wednesday afternoon. She downplays her role but what she does goes way beyond serving a cuppa and a biscuit. You can hear her story by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post. The interview was just one of the chats I had during my radio program this morning.

Today was the third day of riding for the Morning Cafe Cancer Ride. We have a team of thirteen cyclists riding from Albany to Perth to raise funds for Cancer Council WA and to tell stories like Denise’s.

The last couple of days have been very warm but the team has worked well. The country hospitality has been incredible and tonight in Wagin I had the biggest steak I’ve ever eaten. A very worthy reward for a warm afternoon on the bike.

Our fund raising tally continues to rise and you can contribute by clicking the link in my sidebar. Please consider honoring someone you know who has faced cancer by making a donation.

We’re looking forward to making it home on Saturday but there’s a lot of work to be done between now and then. The weather over the next we days is likely to be less than helpful. There are storms forecast so we’re likely to have a couple of wet days in the saddle.

With a big day to come I think I should get some sleep now.

Oh …. by the way. The team has suffered three flat tyres so far. One on my front wheel and two on my back wheel. I’m hoping that I’ve had my share of punctures and that my tyres will remain inflated for the rest of the journey.


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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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