David Perry

David Perry
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 123.0 km My goal is 500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 296th
  • Province: 137th in ON
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $1,924.15 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

This June, 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.


My Challenge

  • Jonesing for a Ride
    25 Jun 2019

    I am stuck at 123 KM this year. My shoulder is still paining me. An MRI is scheduled for 4th July and a visit with an orthopedic surgeon is scheduled for 27th June. That seems a bit backward to me, so I will see if I can reschedule the consult with the surgeon to avoid making two trips. That means that I still don't know what the problem is for sure, but I know that I still have limited movement of my right arm, and a very painful shoulder.

    This past weekend was perfect for some long rides, and the weather over the past two weeks has often been good for riding to work. If I had been able to ride during this period, I would probably be near 700 km, and well on my way of exceeding 1,000 km for the month. I was encouraged to be smart and not take a chance on further injuries by riding while I am injured. It was hard to resist but I am glad that I did.

    I hope to complete 500+ km this year, even though it won't be in June. I have been riding through the year--200+ km in April, 378 km in May, and 123 km in June--but I am missing my rides now.

    I will keep you posted on updates on my injuries and any progress that I make in riding this year.

    Again, thank you to each and every one of my supporters--for supporting the sick kids through me.

    Posted 7 hours ago
  • Surgery Is Possible
    14 Jun 2019

    Such a simple thing with far-reaching consequences. A little mistake, and now it looks like I will be out of riding for the summer. Ultrasound shows tears in multiple ligaments around my right shoulder. I went for physio tonight and learned some exercises to maintain mobility in my shoulder. But I was also told that the symptoms show serious tears that will likely require surgery, followed by a long recovery.

    So I am a little disappointed right now, and not just because I will not reach my riding goal for June. It looks like I am facing a challenging summer. Work around the house will be difficult. Holding Lucy and helping to care for her will not be as enjoyable as it should be. I am told that the recovery is long.

    It could have been worse, though, so I won't complain. I'll just hope that I learned to slow down next time.

    Posted 11 days ago
  • Injury Update
    11 Jun 2019

    Week 2 of the challenge has started and I was able to complete 25% of my target before my confrontation with the pavement a week ago. That, obviously, has delayed my progress.

    The good news is that my bike was not damaged too much, but it is still in the shop. I hope to have it back later this week.

    The bad news is that I have torn ligaments in my right shoulder. That has made sleeping difficult--it is impossible to find a comfortable sleeping position that lasts through the night. I am not able to use my right arm hardly at all, which makes holding Lucy (my daughter), helping around the house and work difficult and painful. I am not sure if I will be able to bear weight on that arm.

    I am hoping to be back riding by the weekend, but the jury is still out on that.

    Thanks for you continued support and concern.

    Posted 14 days ago
  • A Little Hiccup
    5 Jun 2019

    Monday evening I enjoyed a very helpful tailwind on my ride home from work. I was enjoying what might have been my fastest ride ever. With speed comes risk, though. Just over halfway home I took the turn from one road to another faster than I was able to handle. The result was a one-vehicle accident as I took a spill. Some other cyclists came to my help almost immediately, as well as the people at the house where the crash happened. An ambulance was called and I spent the evening in ER. No broken bones and the doctor said he could see no reason why my right shoulder was so immobile. Nevertheless it was. And continues to be.

    Repairs to my bike will take a couple of weeks. It seems like it may be that long before I can ride anyway. I hope I can complete my target but hope that all of my supporters will understand if I come up a bit short in the end.

    Thanks to everyone.

    Posted 19 days ago
  • 0.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • 15.8 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 28.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 41.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 37.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Logged this ride 24 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 41 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 49 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 49 days ago
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