Townsville to Brisbane Ride 2017

Smiling for Smiddy

Townsville to Brisbane Ride 2017

Each year, Allsports sponsors a 4th year Physiotherapy student from the University of Queensland to travel as a member of the Smiddy support crew on the gruelling eight day ride from Townsville to Brisbane. Our Physiotherapist, Helen joined them this year as not only a mentor to our UQ student Nikki, but also as a participant in the ride as part of the team raising funds for this valuable research.


A few snaps from along the way – one from a school visit at Blackwater, and another of the Smiling for Smiddy road crew before they rolled out of Biloela. The road crew vehicle that was responsible for hauling the BBQ trailer, that saw the crew feed 49 cyclists, 15 road crew with 223 sausages, 62 steaks, 2 packs of bacon and 15 dozen eggs. Helen and Nikky quickly became favourites of the peloton, even winning the spirit jerseys in Dingo!


Raising more than $270,000 for cancer research at the Mater, we’re proud sponsors of the Smiling for Smiddy crew. Congratulations to everyone involved in this awe-inspiring journey!


2017 Smiling for Smiddy Crew