Ken Parrington

Tour Down Under Challenge Tour

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My target 1000kms

Smoke from bushfires is impacting trainiing

As many who live on the east coast know the smoke from large fires is everywhere.  Two large fires are still burning to the east of us and when the afternoon easterly picks up we get blanketted in smoke.  This hangs around from late afternoon to early morning.  The smoke has been quite heavy and is restricting the quantity and quality of training I can achieve.   Here's hoping for some clearer days over the Christmas break.  Some rain wuld be good but no sign of that happening any time soon.

Lighter Weight - Faster Ride

As you may know.  Over the last 5 months I hav lost 21 Kg.  This has definitely improved my health and fitness and has resulted in better riding.  Translating that to this challenge I should get up the hills easier and generally ride more efficiently.  After being overseas the last couple of weeks I now need to ramp up the training.

Training has commenced

Last week was my biggest for a long time.  I also did my longest ride in a fair while.  Over the next couple of weeks I plan to ramp up the total weekly km and extend the longest ride gradually.

I'm Riding for a reason in January

I’m challenging myself during the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under this January with the Ride for a Reason team to fundraise and help us work towards a cancer free future!

The money raised through Ride for a reason enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives. 

With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, the need to find better ways to detect and treat cancer is real.

Donate to support my ride and help us work towards a cancer free future!

My Achievements

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Self Donation

Reached $ Target

Reached my ride goal

10 Donations

UV Sleeves – Raised $100

Jersey – Raised $500

Knicks – Raised $1000

Raised $1500

Earned Full Kit

Thank you to my Sponsors


Andrew Gersbach

Enjoy the heat and the great cause


Jason Stringer

Great cause. Good luck Ken.


Ken Parrington


Duncan Haskins

Great goal Ken. Go hard!


Bruce Duffey

Great work Ken. Best of luck!


Harri Jokinen

Power to you Ken for the training and the ride!


Erik Simmul

Hope that the training pays off and you enjoy the day😎


Iain Gould


Ian Willis

Good luck Ken. Cheers Ian Willis Amnesium


Edward Lamb


Joe Mcintyre

Great work Ken, very inspiring!


Dicky Satrio

Love your hard work and preparations for a good cause. Go... go... go Ken!!!


Stephen Pleasants

Good luck Ken and also to all those riding with you.


Aaron Kerr


Charles Odlin

Go for it Ken !!





Mark Barry

Best of luck Ken, great cause.




Chris & Moon

Best of luck with your ride Ken! Moonsun & Chris