The Challenge incorporates a return loop
from Brisbane taking in Toowoomba and Warwick and includes two 200
kilometre plus days of cycling.
The Midi-Smiddy, a spin-off from its parent event the Bottlemart
Smiling for Smiddy Challenge, caters for the strong demand from
cyclists across Australia to experience the "Smiddy spirit".
The 2010 event raised over $160,000.
Since 2006, Smiling for Smiddy has raised over $1.1 million with funds
supporting the MMRI and the team aim to raise $750,000 this year.
Smiling for Smiddy supports three world-class research projects at the
Mater: prostate cancer research, melanoma drug trials, and a pilot
study into complementary therapies to improve quality of life for
If 570 kilometres in three days is not enough, you could try the 1600
kilometre Bottlemart Smiling for Smiddy Challenge over eight days
between Brisbane and Townsville . Find out more about both rides on the
To read Michael's post-ride wrap-up, go to his
to make a donation to the Mater Foundation online.
Photo: Victory! Michael conquers one of the Midi-Smiddy