Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson
Riding in memory of Laurie Kingston
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada where 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate now and support my effort to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 1,500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 330th
  • Province: 155th in ON
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $395 My goal is $1,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Laurie Kingston

Laurie Kingston

None of us knows when our time will come. We need to live bravely, love fiercely, and hold on to the things that matter. We need to tell those we care for how much they mean to us, and to do those things we always wanted to do. No matter how long we have on this earth, we need to truly live. Laurie Kingston

My Story

7 Apr 2018

This campaign focuses on kids with cancer and we should also remember that kids have parents that get cancer. And that can have a huge impact on them, regardless of the outcome. This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer in memory of one such parent, Laurie Kingston, whose two sons have lived with the illness and, since January, 2018, the loss of their mother.

I'm really into cycling, admittedly, so come June I'm always riding a lot. Like more than you'd think would be normal.

But since Laurie died I've been having a really difficult time getting around the idea of kids never getting to be grownups alongside their parents. I know it happens. It happened to me. And on the scale of human suffering there's a lot more harsh out there. But it is harsh.

So it seems apt that my on-bike suffering have some sort of purpose, namely to ease the pain of those with the disease or whose parents have the disease. Even if in a small way.

My Challenge

  • April is the cruellest month
    23 Apr 2019

    Yesterday's ride evoked the opening line from T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land but for different reasons. It's been a winter that just won't give up. And I slipped on some of that indefatigable ice a week ago and landed square on my tailbone. And still if I do any action that fully engages my spinal column pain ensues.

    Fortunately, cycling isn't one of those activities, except hard efforts out of the saddle. So I've been staying seated and keeping things fairly mellow.

    Share this journey with me would you? A small donation makes a big difference.

    April is the cruellest month
    Posted 23 hours ago
  • 139.7 km ride - Lunch Ride - Monday, April 22, 2019
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  • 74.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, April 21, 2019
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  • 66.5 km ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, April 18, 2019
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  • 77.8 km ride - Lunch Ride - Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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  • 60.1 km ride - Lunch Ride - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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  • 106.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, April 14, 2019
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  • 87.2 km ride - Lunch Ride - Saturday, April 13, 2019
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  • 66.5 km ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, April 11, 2019
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  • 60.2 km ride - Tempo with 30 second Burst 2 x 15 minutes - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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  • 72.2 km ride - Threshold 3 x 10 minutes - Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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  • 137.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, April 7, 2019
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  • 66.1 km ride - Lunch Ride - Saturday, April 6, 2019
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  • Winter is slow to leave but I'm riding outside
    5 Apr 2019

    It isn't always a ton of fun early in the season, but outside I go because riding indoors just sucks my motivation.

    And I'm motivated to ride and raise money to fight cancer. So here goes: 3300km so far this year (virtual and actual), looking to do a big month in June to raise $1500 in honour of parents and kids whose lives have been touched by the host of disesases we call cancer.

    Winter is slow to leave but I'm riding outside
    Posted 19 days ago
  • 55.5 km ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, April 4, 2019
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  • 41.2 km ride - Lunch Ride - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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  • 63.6 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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  • 72.2 km ride - Sweet Spot 3 x 15 minutes - Sunday, March 31, 2019
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  • 53.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, March 28, 2019
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  • 78.3 km ride - Lunch Ride - Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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  • 67.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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  • 107.5 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, March 24, 2019
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  • 79.6 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, March 23, 2019
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  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 34 days ago
  • 67.5 km ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, March 21, 2019
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