Brad Taylor

Brad Taylor
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 507.4 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 2055th
  • Province: 1008th in ON
  • My Team: 3rd
I've raised $601.15 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Sandra Katherine Taylor

Sandra Katherine Taylor

My mother passed away from cancer when I was 19. In some ways I barely knew her or at least only half of the person she was. I never had the opportunity to interact with her adult to adult, my wife never met her and my kids have only seen pictures, of which there are few. I get to visit her maybe once a year when we make time to drop by to see her grave stone and shed a few tears. Just thinking of how things could have been if she were still here is hard even after so many years have passed. I will be thinking of her with every stroke of my pedals, every river I cross and every sunset I witness during this month dedicated to riding and fighting cancer. Much love everyone and make sure you cherish every day being with the ones you love!

My Story

14 May 2018

My mother passed away from cancer when I was 19. In some ways I barely knew her or at least only half of the person she was. I never had the opportunity to interact with her adult to adult, my wife never met her and my kids have only seen pictures, of which there are few. I get to visit her maybe once a year when we make time to drop by to see her grave stone and shed a few tears. Just thinking of how things could have been if she were still here is hard even after so many years have passed. I will be thinking of her with every stroke of my pedals, every river I cross and every sunset I witness during this month dedicated to riding and fighting cancer. Much love everyone and make sure you cherish every day being with the ones you love!

My Challenge

  • 11.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 30, 2018
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 39.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 28, 2018
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    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 32.9 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 24 days ago
  • 34.2 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 25, 2018
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    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 74.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 22, 2018
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 32.6 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 23.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 36.8 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 14, 2018
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    Logged this ride 35 days ago
  • Riding in the rain
    14 Jun 2018

    Determined to log a few kms every day, I headed out last night with heavy brooding skies looming to the west. I like riding in overcast conditions as I'm not a huge fan of direct sunlight so it was nice. So nice that I extended my ride to include an additional 10k loop with some gravel roads, horses and pretty river views. It was all going great till I turned and headed back north from Spencerville. I could now see what had been sneaking up behind me as I rode south and it didn't look good at all. My pace quickened as I rode into the mouth of the beast, hoping to find some luck and arrive home sweaty but dry. About twelve kms from home the storm hit me, with high winds and driving rain. I stopped to put my wind breaker on and stow my phone so it would stay dry as there was no longer any doubt that I was in it now and it wasn't letting up. So I finished my ride in the pouring rain but once I was fully drenched, it really didn't matter and the ride turned out to be very satisfying.

    Riding in the rain
    Posted 35 days ago
  • 31.8 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • Time to double down!
    13 Jun 2018

    Tomorrow any donations received will be matched dollar for dollar so if you know someone whop was on the fence, the couch, the porch or even remotely thinking about sponsoring you, now is the time to give them a light poke!

    Time to double down!
    Posted 36 days ago
  • 23.1 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 10 Days in and Here's where I am
    11 Jun 2018

    So it's June 11th and I've managed to rode a total of 167 kms so far. 100 of that was this past weekend where I knocked off two solid efforts. The weather has been really on our side so far with tons of sunshine and nice (not too hot) temperatures. I discovered yesterday morning that somehow my tires were only at 40 psi, which made the bike slow and inefficient. Bringing them up to 70 changed everything and now she rolls with very little resistance. So that's the good news but I seem to have developed and issue with my right knee that got quite painful on the last 15k so I'm going to rest it a few days before attempting any further long rides. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

    This image is overlooking Spencerville Mill yesterday morning.

    10 Days in and Here's where I am
    Posted 38 days ago
  • 33.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 10, 2018
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    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • 66.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 9, 2018
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    Logged this ride 40 days ago
  • 33.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 2, 2018
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    Logged this ride 47 days ago
  • 34.0 km ride - Evening Ride - Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Logged this ride 48 days ago
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