Gavin Fathers

Road Raise 2019

Thank you for your support!!


Thank you for your support!!


Last Friday I rode into Melbourne with 19 other riders completing the epic journey from Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road as part of Road Raise. It was an amazing week covering more than 1,100km and climbing more than 7,000m. Riders will various experience and abilities all came together with a common goal of raising money for CanTeen and to help each other make it to Melbourne. It was a week of mixed emotions that I got to share with an awesome bunch of people, both riders and support crew. A week I will never forget.


Thanks to the generous donations of goods, services, and money I’ve been able to raise almost $5,700 for CanTeen to raise vital funds and awareness to support young people who have been affected by cancer. Thank you!!


Everyone involved deserves acknowledgement for making the event so successful, including…

  • Kane and Sash from CanTeen for organising such an amazing event in only 5 months! You guys did so well!
  • CanTeen members Annie and Aidan for being part of the support crew and Calixto for riding with us and sharing the epic journey. Hearing their stories and how CanTeen has helped them provided us all with extra motivation knowing what we were doing does help others. Cal’s efforts on the bike was simply inspirational. Seeing someone push themselves as much as he did and never wanting to quit inspired us all.
  • Brendan and Julie (my awesome wife) for leading us each day and keeping us all safe in the pace car. I’ve done previous rides with both Julie and Brendan and have always appreciated the hard work they have done, however this ride I was part of the radio communications so had a greater insight into what goes on behind the scenes during each day to make sure we all get the end safely. I loved being part of the radio comms, but it was hectic!!
  • The support crew for looking after us all week and treating us like rock stars.
  • My fellow riders for all of the fundraising efforts and for keeping each other entertained on and off the bike.
  • The family and friends who stayed at home to provide support while the riders and support crew were on the road. We couldn’t have done it without that support.


If you have ever thought about taking part in an event like this I can’t recommended Road Raise highly enough. I’d be more than happy to share the details of my journey, both on the bike and fundraising, so let’s have a chat.


Thank you,




Time to ride


Since I signed up for Road Raise in November, I have spent ~141 hours on the bike and have pedalled almost 3,700km and climbed almost 40,000m. The body is ready (I hope), the bike is clean, now it's finally time to ride to Melbourne.

I have now reached my $5,000 target which is a huge achievement for CanTeen. Thank you to everyone who has generously donated. It means a lot to me personally, and to everyone who is supported by CanTeen. Thank you!



$4,000 Raised


I have now raised more than $4,000!!

Thank you to everyone who has donated and has been involved in my fundraising activities. I now have less than $1,000 to raise before I reach my target. 

Thank you!!

If you would still like to donate there is still time. We depart Adelaide for Melbourne on Saturday 6 April... only 1 month to go!




Online Auction Is Closed

Thank you to everyone who was part of the Online Auction.

A huge $1,915 was raised for CanTeen.

Thank you to everyone who donated amazing goods and services. Thank you to everyone who placed a bid. Congratulations to all of the successful bidders.



Online Auction is now open!


My Fundraising for CanTeen Online Auction is now open. Bidding closes 9:00pm 8 Feb 2019 (Adelaide time).

Head over to my "Gavin Fathers - Fundraising for CanTeen" page on Facebook for all the details.

Please share this page with your friends!

Happy Bidding!!



Paracombe Wine Dinner

To kick start fundraising for my Adelaide to Melbourne ride supporting CanTeen, I am hosting a wine dinner thanks to The Caledonian Hotel and Paracombe Wines.


Please join me for a 5 course meal paired with wines from Paracombe. There will be discounted wines sales on offer as well as a raffle. Proceeds on the night will go towards CanTeen.


  • When: Friday 8 February @ 7pm
  • Cost: $98
  • Where: The Caledonian Hotel, North Adelaide


RSVP to Gavin at

Seats are limited


Please note that I am hosting this dinner in lieu of a party for my 40th birthday. No presents please, but if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help me support CanTeen please visit my sponsor page -
There will also be a donation box on the night.


Support Me Today!

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of CanTeen and want to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Road Raise 2019.

On April 6th 2019, I’ll be taking part in a 7 day bike ride from Adelaide to Melbourne to raise vital funds and awareness to support young people (12 - 25 years) who have been affected by cancer. 

Myself and 25 other like-minded individuals aim to raise a combined $250,000, which will fund around 5,000 hours of support for young people who really need it.

Please help me help them, by giving whatever you can using the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about CanTeen, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!





Road Raise Route - 1,060km's in 7 Days

Day 1 / 151km
Adelaide -> Meningie

Day 2 / 186km
Meningie -> Robe

Day 3 / 133km
Robe -> Mount Gambier

Day 4 / 197km
Mount Gambier -> Warrnambool

Day 5 / 144km
Warrnambool -> Apollo Bay

Day 6 / 111km
Apollo Bay -> Geelong

Day 7 / 132km
Geelong -> Melbourne

Thank you to my Sponsors


Caledonian North Adelaide


Sam Auld

Great work Gavin! Always happy to support a good cause!


Dan Fitzgerald

Cheers Gav. Enjoy the ride.


Ria Yang


John Middleton

For the illustration and the 3 bottles of wine we won in the auction


Kym Howard

All the best bro Proud of you


Susan Shanahan

Glad to donate to a great cause & looking forward to my coffees 😃


Kym Howard

Outstanding effort by an outstanding human


Shelly & Miguel

Shame we couldn't be on the dinner. Good job buddy and wish to best. See you soon. Shelly and Miguel


Melissa, Brad And Isla

Go Uncle Gav!


Paul Fathers

Stay safe and enjoy the ride. See you in Strath.


Kylie & Steve Hawkins

Go Bro!


Jan & Graham Davies

Great work Gavin and good luck on ride


Andrea & Michael Williams

Great work Gavin. Have a great ride


Derek And Kat

Go Gav-san!


Robert Dinnison

Have a great ride Gavin.


Melanie Gentle

Happy birthday Gav and good luck with the ride!


Ilana & Jon

Awesome work! Such an inspirational legend...... goodluck! From Jon & Ilana x


Paul Fathers

Very proud of you Gavin. Another physically exhausting and mentally challenging ride to raise money for charity. Good luck with the ride and stay safe.


Shaun Day


Sergio Stebellini


Jane Knipe

Keep Smiling Gav!


Perry & Roger Solomon

Happy 40th Gavin! Best Wishes and Safe Cycling.


Dennis Bennett

Auction - massage


Kathy Moulds

Happy to donate to this cause Gav!! Well done on an awesome night too 😊


Paul Simmons

Sensational work Gav


Louise Collins

Very proud of you Gav. I will look forward to my facial


Debbie Reardon




Eddie Veale

Good stuff Gavin all the best with it.


Peter Teys

Well done Gav. Very noble of you. Good luck on the ride ;)


Norm Murray

Enjoy your ride Gav. Glad to be able to help a little towards this wonderful work. Norm and Viv


Luke Mcphillamy

Great stuff


Diane Fathers

Really enjoyed your Canteen fundraising dinner Gavin & Julie. Great online auction too. Best wishes for the ride. Keep safe. Very proud of you both.


Margaret Keelan


Shelly And Miguel

Great job Gav!!! You are a great example for your family and friends 😊




Mark Weeks

Great cause Gavin... well done on your fundraising efforts.


Brendan Evans


Justin Grabia


Julie Jackson

Sorry David and I missed your fund raising dinner


Michael Berry


Nicholas Barnes

Nice job, Gavin! Always thinking of others!


Shane Highet

Go Gav - stay safe


Danny, Toni & Family

Congratulations for signing up for a great cause. All the best from Danny, Toni & family


Michael Wilson

Courtesy of Sky city Adelaide. Enjoy the ride mate.



Pedal to the metal Gav!!!


Lawrie Nicholas

Looking forward to being part of this adventure.


Andrea Spedding

Good luck!!!


Bob And Julie Collins

ENJOY the ride.


Liz And Ray Main

Wishing you luck on the ride Gavin x


Isla Semmens

Good luck!


Shannon Hall

Pick the rider comp winner -Jules


Natalie Townsend

Great work, Gavin!


Matt Willmer


Liz & Philip Williams

All the best Gavin.


Cathy Gardiner

Good luck with the ride!


Bella Dimasi

Go Gavin!

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