Fundraising Profile Steven Ryan
Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?
I came up with a creative campaign name and some cool ideas through brainstorming with friends (MoobsOnBikes) and I have since set up a website (moobsonbikes.com), instagram and am working on getting a FB page up. I have been updating my personal FB after each ride and am not taking myself to seriously in these posts.
Q2: How have you found peoples interest in what you are doing?
People have been really interested by the name of the campaign and also by the fact that I would want to ride a bike! They are impressed that I am willing to give 290 Km a go and are usually happy to donate as they view it as a real challenge to myself.
Q3: Have there been any surprises or interesting things happen to you as you fundraise?
I have had a few large donations that were anonymous which I found interesting and also I feel more motivated to ride with every donation I get.
Q4: How is your training coming along?
Training was poor to start with then just when I started to get into it I found out that if you break really hard on the front break you will go over the handle bars... Wasn't fun getting into a fight with the road and its's knocked me off the bike for a few days but I can get on the trainer at home and get some rides in still!
Q5: What has kept you motivated to raise so much money?
I had the opportunity to go with ADRA on a trip to the Philippines and saw the work that is being done there. It really made me realise the impact that ADRA NZ has overseas and I am willing to put my body on the line to fundraise so that they can continue doing the work they do!