Quarantine Cycle Challenge

By Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw

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Quarantine Challenge for Leukaemia

3 weeks before I competed at the Tokyo Olympics my grandfather sadly passed away. He had been battling Leukaemia on and off for over 8 years. When he was first diagnosed, we weren't sure how long we'd have with Oompah given that the 5-year survival rates of patients over 65 years remains less than 5% . 

Due to his fighting spirit and careful medical treatment we were blessed with being able to spend 8 years together. He outlived every single person in his chemotherapy program by years and shocked his medical team with his resilience. Because of this, he was able to watch me compete at my first Olympic Games in 2016, attend my wedding, and spend lots of Christmas's with the family together.

Unfortunately today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news. All unsure how long they will have left with their loved ones. 

During my hotel quarantine I have set a goal to cycle 20 hours on the spin bike before I get released (a big task for a non-cyclist!) I would be thrilled if you would support me achieve this goal by raising much needed funds to help provide the special care that is needed to get families through a blood cancer diagnosis as well as to help fund more game-changing research into this disease. 

The money I raise will help care for those who are battling with blood cancer right now — and back the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to help save lives.

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Dais + Matt

Great effort, even better cause.


Angela Colusso


Ed & Sam

Great job Annie! Xx


Ben Ward


Janice & David Bostock

Well done Anneleise


Adam Bradbury

Well done, enjoy your freedom in a few days. Well deserved.


Kelly Peel

Goooo Annie!!!! Proud of you for raising funds for such an important cause!!! X x x


Kypu Clothing

Great work Anneliese, love to see it!


Ruby And Millie

Great work Annie! Pedal power xx


Patrick Rubie

This is a great idea Anneliese! I anaesthetise a lot of kids with leukaemia for treatment and I know how important and helpful the leukaemia foundation is!


Sarah Hozack

Your a superstar Anneliese. Congrats on toyko and this cycling challenge. Still missing you in the studio at clares. 😉


Laura & Chris

Great job Annie. Proud of you x


Ben Raysmith




For a great cause.



You’re a legend! Keep it rolling 💪


Ash Palmer

So proud of you as always x



You are the best!


Rhonda Dew


Monique & Annalise Medaglia

Congratulations on your Olympic journey and well done on supporting this cause



So sorry for your loss Annie and family.


Tamsin Colley

You are amazing! Good luck with you’re challenge for such an amazing cause 💖


Miranda Scott

Love this. Legend. For Oompah.Xx


Jodi Pettersen

Go Anneliese! What a great way to use your quarantine time


Dave & Jen Rubie

Go Annie !!! good on you and hope all OK with quarantine. Keep that cadence up.... We are looking forward to getting together in future when we can. Till then all our love & XXXX D, J, P, A & R BTW now we can go for a cycle some time..... :)


Magali Pimblett

So proud of you gorgeous girl and miss Uncle John also xxx


Ellie Beer

AMAZING ANNIE!! Thinking of you, hope your quarantine is going well. Xxx


Sharyn Donaghy

20 hours to go! You got this.



So sorry for your loss Anneliese. Bless you for doing this and helping others. You are an inspiration. Go go go you on the bike!!!


Adrian Williams

All the best Anneliese - keep peddling !


Bendere Oboya

Sending lots of Love !


Tash Rubie

Legend - proud of you!


Jayden Boyde


Tyson And Mandy Smith

Great work Annie! Nothing like a physical challenge after the Olympics!


Julz & Dave

Go girl!



Thank you for raising awareness for leukemia and all the best for your fund raising.


Sarah Champley


Carla Salteri



Kinetic Sport Science

Sincere condolences, I lost my amazing Grandmother way too young, thank you and good on you for doing such amazing work as well as being an amazing athletic Olympian role model and ambassador


Chris Snedden

Great work Anneliese, a really good initiative, All the best with the cycling.



So proud of you for many reasons... What you have achieved, what you are achieving and what you will achieve . Stay sane in quarantine , you may make the. Cycling team as well! Go girl!


Steve And Ali Rubie

Great initiative! Oompah loved projects with wheels, so very appropriate!! 🚲


Riley Day


Emily Keehn

Amazing work Anneliese!


Anneliese Rubie-renshaw