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Our Goal - Please Read!

Welcome to the Ride For Meeks website!

This site is all about getting awareness out so that we can start some dialogue about breast cancer for all the women in our lives but also aiming at those under 50. .

John McCabe has a plan to do this by racing in the Supersport Support Race at the World SuperBike Championships at Phillip Island in February 2017. He has already got his bike designed up with graphics and now we are looking at getting to the race itself. You can read about John and his family on the About and From Meeks pages.

The first step to realising our dream is our Go Fund Me page. Contributions will help John get to the race and provide him with gear and paraphernalia to help promote the cause.

The next step is to raise cash for the McGrath Foundation. Any contributions not used for the race will be donated to this worthy cause.

John and co with their awareness bikes at Broadford

A big thanks to Kawasaki for running another Kawasaki day.

YouTube: 

Race 3 360 Video

John has made a 360 degree video of the last race, check it out:

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What's New

3rd March 2017: WSBK/ASBK Rundown

26th February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Sunday Part 2
26th February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Sunday Part 1
25th February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Saturday Part 2
25th February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Saturday Part 1
24th February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Friday
23rd February 2017: WSBK/ASBK Thursday

22nd February 2017: John's Bio on the ASBK site

Some exciting news from Meeks:
21st February 2017: From Meeks

Also, some links to some information about the WSBK weekend and John:
WSBK AUS Event Schedule
Supersport Support Class Rider List

16th February 2017: Pink Tyres Warmers.

14th February 2017: Leather Gear Logo.

31st January 2017: Local paper gets behind the cause!
and
AMCN Article

John and family spent Monday and Tuesday at Phillip Island getting in some practice for the upcoming Superbike Support race.
25th January 2017: Phillip Island Track Days
24th January 2017: Phillip Island Tag

We've been a bit slow with updates, mainly due to playing the waiting game with paperwork. But for now, here is something exciting!
17th January 2017: Racing Suit!

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a good Festive Season.

23th December 2016: Boots and Kneesliders!

20th December 2016: Track Day Photos of John and Marc

19th December 2016: Another video added.

18th December 2016: Track Day Photos.

16th December 2016: Lukey Luke and John at Phillip Island.

12th December 2016: Another video added.

9th December 2016: John receives his Track License.

3rd December 2016: Poster at Pip's Place!

19th November 2016: Awesome news, we have great new sponsor!

18th November 2016: Meeks and her ongoing radiation therapy.

17th November 2016: Phillip Island Track Day Photos 2016-11-16.

16th November 2016: John gets some support from a great guy, fellow rider and chef!

13th November 2016: John's new helmet!

11th November 2016: Video added.

4th November 2016: Our Goal.

4th November 2016: Go Fund Me.

Go Fund Me

We have set up a Go Fund Me contribution page so we can raise some funds to help us get the bike ready for The World SuperBike Championships at Phillip Island in February next year, along with any extra gear needed.

John McCabe Go Fund Me

"Hello everyone my name is John, in March 2016 my wife was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at 38 years old. We have two children a boy and girl who were 8 and 5 at the time. To say it was unexpected is an understatement, not even on our radar of possibilities she doesn't drink or smoke and ate healthy whilst exercising 3 times a week. Unfortunately it has been extremely difficult journey so far each step has been bad news.

So I hatched a plan to build an awareness race bike with a pipe dream of racing in the Australian Supersport Support race at next year's World SuperBike Championship at Phillip Island racetrack. It now appears that the pipe dream has come to fruition with the help of some amazing people, but we are still short on funds.

Who knew it was so hard to get big business on board for such a good cause!

The idea is to create an awareness campaign in a field which wouldn't usually have much exposure to it. It's obviously for all women out there, let's face it we all have mothers, sisters, aunties, daughters, nieces and partners. It is predominantly aimed at those under 50 though as we found exposure in this age bracket isn't that great.

So if you want to see a 6ft 2" bloke riding a pink bike with pink leathers and helmet please donate.

But most importantly please look at the website share it and start a dialogue with those you love. There's lot's more info on there with pics, some video's and links to important stuff!!!

Thanks for your time,
John."

John McCabe Track Bike

John McCabe Track Bike

John's Track Bike (on the right) with fellow rider Mark Burnell's similarly schemed bike on the main straight at Phillip Island

If you want to contact John in regards to helping out, please email him at: john@rideformeeks.org

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