Richard Teixeira

Richard Teixeira
Riding in memory of In Memory of Glenn Broadley
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 929.1 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 59th
  • Province: 29th in ON
  • My Team: 15th
I've raised $7,305.05 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

In Memory of Glenn Broadley

In Memory of Glenn Broadley

This months rides are in memory of Glenn who would say as Hugh reminds us: "Do Something Good Today." So let's do something good for 20 to 24 days of rides this month in memory of Glenn. Picture is one of last times we met with Glenn and buddies from a great high school class of 72-77 in August 2021. Great Guys, Great Class. Friends for life.

My Story

4 Aug 2022

This August, I am and have been taking part for the 7th consecutive year of the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! I am riding in memory of Glenn Broadley a high school friend who lost his final battle with Cancer in December of 2021 and luv'd this event sponsoring me and indicating what it means to the families whose children suffer from cancer. Glenn also said do something good today. So lets do something good all month!.

Why we do this: 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada. I am dedicating each ride to a specific person who has fought or lost their battle or one of the kids battling cancer currently.

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

  • 2022 Final Wrap Up and Thank-you All of you.
    11 Sep 2022

    I would like to thank the many supporters of the 2022 and previous 6 years of the Sick Kids Great Cycle Challenge that I have participated in with my cycling for a month each year, I have on Facebook issued a similar message tagging a lot of you.

    In year 7 we had a record year reaching over $7300.00.

    For those tracking the years that’s 7 years, 7226 Kilometers, $42,561.23.

    I had lots of support at my Local Coffee hangout Giddy Goat in Amherstview, Coffee, Cycling lots of fun chats what’s not to light and supporting a great cause.

    My goal this year was 800 k and $2500 so I am ecstatic at the support received from many areas of my life. I was also riding with TEAM ADDY, Addy Hill lost her battle just before we started this year so we rode for her memory as well to show her family that her memory will live on and about 1215 of us of the 15,000 riders across Canada rode for her as the largest fundraising team this year raising over $1.3 million.

    This year I posted less about each of the ambassador children and was focussed on the Memory of a past High School Friend Glenn Broadley who left us late last year after his final Battle with Cancer.

    We also lost another Neil McNeil High School Brother this summer just before the ride started from aggressive pancreatic Cancer, John Scarpino.

    So many of my rides were spent remembering them especially on a couple tough rides where heat exhaustion was a factor at 102 K and another ride around the 80 k mark another where the antibiotics were kicking my butt so I was thinking Guys don’t let my legs fail me now.

    It was also therapeutic to focus on members of my high school class during this adventure.

    I rode a couple for Rides in September to crack 900K after getting food poisoning the last week of August and loosing 7 pounds with an infection and antibiotics so the last week was much shorter than I wanted. I was happy to get 300 k the first week or so in case something like this happened, but personally like to be 100 k over my goal for the month.

    The support for better cancer treatment for kids and facilities that allow their families to be with them during treatment at Sick Kids for me is meaningful based on what I have seen at the hospital in past year and your support has been tremendous.

    The ability in my 65th year to have this support from all of you is humbling to say the least.

    Plain and simple from the bottom of my heart I thank-you for support and kind words through the past 7 Years.

    Richard and of course my Coach Jolene, the Super GR!

    As we close this off we get ready to ride the 1000 Island 120 k Grand Fondo Tomorrow September 11 just for the fun of it.

    2022 Final Wrap Up and Thank-you All of you.
    Posted 19 days ago
  • 31.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 10, 2022
    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • 72.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 3, 2022
    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 22.4 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • 58.0 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, August 27, 2022
    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 22.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • 42.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, August 22, 2022
    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • 75.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, August 19, 2022
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 31.4 km ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • Just Over Two Weeks Completed
    17 Aug 2022

    We had an incredible week last week on Matching day. Phenomenal results for the best year ever and its not over for another 2 weeks.! Glenn would be smiling for sure watching this evolve. The Coach says cookie bonuses are kicking in she scored 4 extra cookies for photo day yesterday and told me to get my butt out the door and get closer to the 800 k mark. We slightly ahead of schedule only one tire change this year so far, and will do some speed work with KTC tonight weather permitting. The coach says Thanks so much for the support for the Kids Fighting Cancer at Sick Kids Hospital. We could not do it without your support. Ride On ! The coach likes the Superhero Jersey with Pink sunglasses for sure, for reaching $2500.

    Just Over Two Weeks Completed
    Posted 44 days ago
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