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our 2021 silver lining riders

On 19 November, a group of dedicated Silver Lining Riders will depart Mildura and pedal their way through regional Victoria to Melbourne, stopping in at Ouyen, Swan Hill, Echuca, Yarrawonga, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat and Sorrento along the way.  Meet some of the team here.


Georgie co-founded the Silver Lining Ride after losing her mum, Mandy, to ovarian cancer in 2017. She was not a rider at the time, in fact, she didn't even own a bike! After pedalling from Adelaide to Melbourne in the inaugural ride, she became hooked and now very much considers herself a cyclist. She's leading the team from Mildura to Melbourne this year!

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Wanting to do something significant to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research after the loss of his great mate, Mandy, Clint co-founded the Silver Lining Ride in 2017. As well as using his pedal power to make the 1,000km + distance each year, he uses his media power (and Mandy would say his cute dimple) to help drive awareness and fundraising for the OCRF.


OCRF Marketing Director, Arbel, joined the Silver Lining Ride in 2019, pedalling from Adelaide to Mildura. in 2020, he was instrumental in setting up the virtual Silver Lining Ride  and sharing the 1,068km challenge with mates. Though he won't yet call himself a cyclist, his return to the physical ride in 2021 would suggest he might be almost hooked!

Campbell brown

Former AFL star, Campbell Brown, joined the virtual Silver Lining Ride in 2020, inspired to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research after losing his mum, Kay, in 2019. Browny will be on the road with the team riding from Mildura to Melbourne in 2021, no doubt using his experience as an elite athlete to dig deep and get the kilometres done and the funds raised!

andrew kantor

Joining the Silver Lining Ride for the first time this year is physio, Andrew Kantor, who does so in honour of his mum who lost her life to ovarian cancer in July 2018.  He heard about the annual Ride from a client who participated in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and it's proving to be a perfect match! Remembering his mum and supporting ovarian cancer research, combined with his passion of cycling and adventure is the ideal combo for Andrew who was searching for a way to meaningfully support an ovarian cancer cause.

Marion cole

Cycling enthusiast and lawyer, Marion "Maz" Cole joins the Ride in 2021 to remember close friend and former Silver Lining Rider, Emma Cohen (pictured with Maz, right), who lost her life to another rare form of cancer in early 2021.  Emma, a highly regarded oncology and haematology nurse, was a passionate advocate for ovarian cancer research and improved treatments.  The team will miss Emma dearly, but welcome Maz, and her husband Steve, for their first Silver Lining Ride. 

Jo LYthgow

Jo knows a thing or two about bikes – as she is co-owner of the Bendigo Cycles store.⁠ ⁠ In 2009, Jo unfortunately lost her aunty to ovarian cancer and through this experience, learnt how very little was known about this insidious disease that takes the life of a girl or woman in Australia every 8 hours. ⁠ ⁠ Training some 200 kilometres a week in the lead up has been a nice distraction from COVID and lockdowns, as well as great motivation to keep fit and healthy.⁠  

peter carr

Peter is a true cycling enthusiast and loves getting out on the road bike, gravel bike or mountain bike whenever he gets the chance. Like all cyclists, he loves a bakery and coffee stop and will likely be taking full advantage of ordering ahead with the Skip app over the ten-day ride.⁠ ⁠This is Peter's first physical ride with us, after he joined the virtual Silver Lining Ride in 2020.  

Stephen tuck

Joining his wife Marion "Maz" Cole, Stephen is another first-timer on the physical Silver Lining Ride.
Having completed a bunch of great training rides with Maz, we're looking forward to seeing this power couple spin all the way from Mildura to Melbourne in honour of their friend Emma, and in the name of ovarian cancer research.