Max Rocca

January Distance Challenge

My Activity Tracking


My target 65kms

Thursday 28 January: that’s a wrap!

And we’re done! We finished our Ride for a Reason journey today with a few laps (3.49km) around Victoria Park. We reached our 65km distance goal, smashed our $650 fundraising goal (thanks to our fabulous supporters and their generous donations), and met some amazing people too. What an incredible experience it has been, one we will remember and cherish for a long time to come. 

Tuesday 26 January: perfect weather

After a few days off due to the heat it was the perfect weather to catch up on our riding with two rides around the neighbourhood. One with Dad (1.99km) and one with Mum (2.39km).

Friday 22 January: two rides by lunchtime!

We just can’t keep him off his bike!  We completed two rides (3.12km and 2.92km) before lunch today, including a race (like the professionals) back to Grammys house.

Thursday 21 January: and early ride

An early ride (4.8km) this morning around Linear Park before it got too warm. But the heat didn’t stop us later in the day with another two shorter rides.

Wednesday 20 January: The Advertiser

We rode up to the petrol station this morning (1.16km) to get a copy of The Advertiser. The story and the motivation behind my Ride for a Reason journey featured on the front page page! 

Tuesday 19 January: a tour of the Velodrome

It was just a short ride today (1.09km) so I wasn’t too tired for our tour of the Velodrome with superhero and Olympian Matt Glaetzer. We were so lucky to be invited. Matt showed us where he trained, we got to see under the track, stand in the middle while other cyclists were training on the track, and then we went up to the top of the track. It was very cool. We stayed on for the Adelaide Track League event where Matt was racing. He went really fast, it was very exciting.

Monday 18 January: A ride with Matt Glaetzer

It was so exciting to meet superhero and Olympic World Champion Matt Glaetzer today and ride a lap around Victoria Park (1.18km) together. He even had the same top and sleeves as me! 

Sunday 17 January: Grammys house

We rode a 7.9km round trip today to Grammys house because we heard she had made her delicious vanilla slice. It was yummy.

A message to my sponsors

A big THANK YOU to my sponsors, for your support of my Ride for a Reason journey. Your generous donations have helped me achieve my fundraising goal, and in turn support an amazing charity with their incredible work.
We are so humbled and grateful that we’re able to support the Cancer Council who supported our family last year when Grammy was having treatment for her Cancer. 
Please continue to follow my journey, I’m nearly halfway there already!
Thank you again, 
Love from Max 

Saturday 16 January: Grange to Henley and more

Back to the beach today for another ride (5.80km), while Dad ran next to me. Who was keeping up with who? ?  We saw some friends along the way, stopped to make a sand castle and even got an ice cream before we came home!

Friday 15 January: around the suburbs

A casual ride (6.08kms) around the suburbs today that turned into a quest to find our drink bottle, after it fell off our bike mid ride and without notice. We circled back and found it, what a mystery!

Thursday 14 January - Linear Park

An epic ride along Linear Park today, 7.81km’s in fact. We went past the billabong and the zoo, and talked about how important it is to “share the track” with other riders.

Max is riding for a reason this January

Last year,  my Grammy was a superhero and she fought cancer and won. It made me sad that she was tired and couldn’t play with me as much. She had treatment on Thursdays. I am raising money for cancer research and support so that other Grammy’s who are also superhero’s have the support they need.

Wednesday 13 January: Grange to Henley and return

Our ride today was 3.86km from Grange to Henley and back, with obligatory post bike ride cino. It was a bit cold and rainy but it was still fun.

My Achievements

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Self Donation

Reached $ Target

Reached my ride goal

10 Donations

Jersey – Raised $500

Raised $1500

Thank you to my Sponsors


Laura & Andrew Shaw

Just made the difference to meet tour goal ! You ride little man !!!


Ann Perriam

Well done on your riding Max. We are so proud of you. Love Ninny, Big Ben and Nik


Jordan Harper

Well done Max! From Jordan, Priya & Matt


Ryan Richards

Great work maxxy


Damian And Candice

Great work Max!


Kelly And Andy Platt

Keep up the Great work mate!! Such a super star!!


David And Emily Rocca

We are so proud of you buddy. We love being on this journey with you. Love from your biggest fans, Mum, Dad and Angus.


Brad Beythien

Lots of love


Steve & Fiona Wong

Well done Max, proud of your fantastic work!


John & Mary Perriam

Keep up the good work Max. Grammy and Grumpy are so proud of you.


Barry & Heather Smith

Love what you are doing, keep up the good work


Adrian Peterson

Go Max!!!! Nice work champ!


Danny Wyatt

Love it max


Peter And Meredith Hodgetts

Absolutely marvellous Max. You are a real champion


Mary Platt

Your such a loving grandson Max..well done for supporting your Grammy and cancer research ..Mum and Dad have raised a caring go-getter!! Keep peddling Mick and Maryx


Patricia Duarte

Well done Max. We are all proud of you little champ.


Debbie And Mark Hodgetts

Keep up the great work Max 😊🚴🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️


Joe Rocca

Poppi and Nonni are very proud of you. Enjoy your bike rides🚴‍♀️🚵‍♂️


Derek Gibbs

Max keep peddling! Great work Derek


Jonathon And Sam Hosking

Well done Max! Brilliant work.



Keep riding young man! Cheering you on!


Jakki Brown

What an amazing effort! 🚴‍♂️⭐


Stihl Shop Fulham

Well done Max!


Panini Cartel

Hello max great job buddy keep it up.. from the panini cartel team


Sue And John Hodgetts

Well done Max!!


Claire Efthimiopoulos

Awesome work Max. What an inspiration. Looks like you are having fun too.


Belinda Curtin

Good luck Max. Your a champion.


Ben Davis

Awesome effort!


Matt Cock

Great work Max. Such a great cause & uncle Matt is so proud of you & everything you have achieved Xx


The Fairey Family

Go, Max, go!!


Lopes Family

Great Work Max!


Lauren Mercuri

Go Max!


Claire Hodgetts

Go Max! Awesome effort!!


David Rathmann


Swaminathan Ramamoorthy

Max it is so inspirational to see you do this at a very young age.


Natalie Delmont

Amazing job Max, well done!!!


Dinny And Peter

Great riding Max. Well done.xx


Reece Johnson

Amazing work Maxi you legend


Kerryann White

Go Max - what a champ. Granny must be so proud


Basia Jedrzejczak

What a wonderful thing to do for your beautiful Grammy. You’re a very special grandson Max! Keep riding!!


Mark, Bec & Jed

Go Max!!


Emily Rocca


Maria & Tony Rocca

Great work Max .. your are a champion


Susan Major

Go Max! Great effort!!!!


Margaret Atkinson

Well done Max on your achievement. I am a friend of your Nanna and she is a hero to me too. Keep cycling and I hope you raise lots for this very worthy cause


Barbara Hoffman

Good on you Max. You're a little champion 🤩


Alf Vassal

Well done Max keep up the pedalling we are so proud to know you and your family


Mary Tarling


Jenni & Peter Medson

Good on ya Max You are doing a great job. Bless you Max


Elzbieta Mercieca


Fiona Moll-short


Wendy Falconer


Felicity Midgley

What a wonderful achievement and for such a wonderful cause so close to you!! Ride strong buddy x



Good on you Max!


Helen Brooks


Mel Arbon

Go Max!


Kim Armstrong


Rebecca Hunt

Go you good thing. So proud of you ❤


Terry & Ros