Anthony Nestel

Anthony Nestel
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 839.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 81st
  • Province: 2nd in NS
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $5,435.22 My goal is $6,000 Donate Now

My Story

This August, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support SickKids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

Anthony

My Challenge

  • Day 31 - last ride for the month
    31 Aug 2020

    Trail ride this evening - 32 km. Had to finish with a BANG, not a whimper! aA total of 839 km ridden this month. Niel passed th 750 km mark on our ride this evening - congratulations!

    We had a lot of fun riding this month - and knowing that our efforts earned so much support for a great cause made it even more enjoyable.

    The riding is done, but the opportunity to donate to the Great Cycle challenge remains open until the end of September.

    Any takers out there to sponsor me me for every km ridden over and above my origional target of 500KM? - i.e. 339 km.

    A big "THANK YOU" to everyone that gave us moral support during the month and to all those that donated to fight Kid's Cancer.

    Please re-post, and check out all our stats at:

    greatcyclechallenge.ca/teams/YellowHornets

    Posted 23 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 31, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 101.0 km ride - Riverport, Lunenburg, Blue Rocks loop. - August 29, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 41.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 27, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 26, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • Day 25 ride
    26 Aug 2020

    Shadows are getting longer and the days are getting shorter - it's getting harder to fit in the after-work afternoon rides before dark. It is also a reminder that cycling season is winding down, and so is the Great Cycling challenge.

    After reaching my innitial goal of 500 km for the month, I set a new goal of trying to get to 750 km before the end of the month - 6 days and 117 km to go!

    Can I get any more takers to sponsor the Great Cycling Challenge, per km that I ride, over and above 500 km, by the end of the month? If you like, sponsor one of my team mates (insead of me, or in addition to me), for every kilometer over 500 km that he rides before month-end. That is my challenge to you!

    Please keep following us at greatcyclechallenge.ca/teams/YellowHornets to see our final tallies (km ridden and money raised) by the end of the month.

    THANKS FOR THE AMAZING SUPPORT.

    Day 25 ride
    Posted 29 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 25, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 29 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 24, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • Day 21 ride
    22 Aug 2020

    32 km trail ride with Niel today. Working towards my new target - 750km before the end of the month.

    Posted 33 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 21, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake - August 19, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • Day 18 of challenge
    19 Aug 2020

    Completed my 500 KM!

    Did a 62 km trail ride to Danesville, to complete the 500 km.

    Still 13 days until the end of the month and the end of the challenge - should keep riding!!

    Is there anyone out there who is willing to sponsor 5c, (or even 10c) per km for any distance ridden above 500 km by the end of the month?

    Get three or four (or more) friends, and challenge them to support the fight against Kids cancer, between now and the end of the month.

    Posted 35 days ago
  • 62.0 km ride - Trail Fancy Lake -Danesville - August 18, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • Day 16 ride
    16 Aug 2020

    Niel and I completed a 44 km trail ride to Mahone Bay this morning. That leaves me with 57 km to go to complete the challenge. I am hoping to complete it by the end of this week - that will leave me with 10 days to see how much I can add before the end of the month.

    Please keep monitoring our progress throughout the countdown.

    Day 16 ride
    Posted 38 days ago
  • 44.0 km ride - Mahone Bay - August 16, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • Day 15 ride
    16 Aug 2020

    Much cooler today - completed an 86 km loop. All 3 "Yellow Hornets" were on the ride today. After today, 80% of my target distance for the month has been completed. Support for our team has been tremendous - far exceeding our expectations. A BIG thank you to everyone that has so generously supported the Great Cycle Challenge.

    we plan to do another (shorter) ride tomorrow - will do an update after the ride.

    Day 15 ride
    Posted 39 days ago
  • 86.0 km ride - Indian Point - Riverport loop - August 15, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • Day 13 Ride
    13 Aug 2020

    32 km trail ride this afternoon- a warm one! 300 km done! Less than 200 to go.

    Had an overwhelming sponsorship response today to the "matched donations" offered for today only - a HUGE thank you to everyone who made such generous donations today to fight childhood cancer! Of course, all the donations were worth double!

    Posted 41 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Fancy Lake Trail - August 13, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 41 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 41 days ago
  • Day 10 ride
    11 Aug 2020

    32 km trail ride this evening. hoping to get 3 rides in this week before the weekend, and a longer one over the weekend.

    Posted 44 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Fancy Lake Trail - August 10, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • 72.0 km ride - Petite - Rosebay - LaHave loop - August 9, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • Day 9 ride
    9 Aug 2020

    Great weather for cycling! Niel didn't ride today (sometimes work sucks). Chen and I did a scenic 72 km loop, with a much needed stop for coffee and a muffin at LaHave Bakery. Today's loop definitely had a lot more good (or bad) hills! We are well on track to complete our 500 km challenge before the end of the month.

    We are all very happy with your great support and sponsorship of the Challenge. Let's try to keep the momentum going! Please re-post to spread awareness of the challenge. Please keep following our progress throughout the month!

    Day 9 ride
    Posted 45 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 46 days ago
  • Day 7. Ride #4
    8 Aug 2020

    Today Niel and completed a 33 km trail ride 0n theFancy Lake section of the trail. We have both now received our official "Great Cycle Challenge" cycling shirts - see photo below - taken on the old rail bridge over the LaHave River on the trail.

    We are making good progress with our challenge to each complete 500 km this month. We are amazed at the support that we are receiving and at the donations that are flowing in to SickKids.

    Please continue to follow our journey throughout the month and to spread the word about the challenge.

    Next ride Sunday morning - will keep you posted!

    Day 7. Ride #4
    Posted 47 days ago
  • 33.0 km ride - Fancy Lake Trail - August 7, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewatwer

    Logged this ride 47 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 50 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 50 days ago
  • Day 4. Ride #3
    4 Aug 2020

    Niel and I completed a 32 km trail ride on the Bridgewater- Fancy Lake section of the trail today. We each have now completed 144 km of our target of 500 km each.

    We are happy to welcome Chen to our team! He did the 75 km ride with us on 2/8/2020, and will hopefully join us for our next ride, planned for Friday.

    Thank you all once again for your generous support of the "Great Cycle Challenge" to fight kids cancer,

    Day 4. Ride #3
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Fancy Lake Trail - August 4, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 50 days ago
  • 75.0 km ride - Bridgewater - Riverport - Mahone bay loop - August 2, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 52 days ago
  • Day 2
    2 Aug 2020

    Had a great ride this morning with Niel and 3 other friends. Part road / part trail, with a stop at Eli's in Mahone bay for coffee and some much needed nutrition! - excellent as always.

    Beautiful morning for a ride, but getting quite warm by the time we finnished. 112km down. Good start to the challenge.

    Will keep you updated, keep checking in! Thanks for all th support, and please spread the word.

    Day 2
    Posted 52 days ago
  • Day one of challenge
    2 Aug 2020

    Did our first ride today. Niel and I completed a 37km trail ride, as a warm-up for a longer ride tomorrow. We want to get a good start to the month. Please check back regularly to monitor our progress.

    Day one of challenge
    Posted 53 days ago
  • 37.0 km ride - Bridgewater trail 1 - August 1, 2020

    From Bridgewater to Bridgewater

    Logged this ride 53 days ago
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