Cycling for Leukaemia: 2000 km Across Australia

By Michael Swift

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Cycling for Leukaemia: 2000 km Across Australia

Today, 53 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer, and tomorrow, another 53 families will be devastated by the same news.

The Leukaemia Foundation provides complete professional health services for these families dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis. They also fund advanced research for new treatments and advocate for better health policies.

To support the Leukaemia Foundation’s work, I am cycling 2000 km across Australia solo and unassisted.

Starting in Norseman and ending in Adelaide, most of the 10-day journey will be spent crossing the Nullarbor Plain – a desert stretching 1200 km along the Great Australian Bight. 

The money I raise will go towards providing immediate care for patients and funding research for faster and better treatments.

Please consider making a donation or sharing this page with friends and family.

More information about the Leukaemia Foundation’s work can be found here:  

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


Mcphie Family

Well done Michael… it’s a challenge driving across the Nullarbor let alone riding a bicycle! Awesome effort and what an achievement… all for a great cause! 🙌🏼


Neda Namdar

Michael we are so proud of you! Always...


Laurie Taylor


Renata Siva

This is an incredible effort, very inspirational!!


Ewen Mitchell




An extraordinary feat of endurance and a great cause!


Harry Lowe

LEGEND. Keep safe and stay hydrated!


Kristen Nowak

What an impressive and amazing achievement for such a worthy cause. Please travel safely and enjoy the views!


Brett And Linda

Met this inspirational young man on the Nullarbor. At the time, he was covered from head to toe in dust, dirt, blood, and sweat - Quite a Sight! Good luck with the rest of your ride!


Stevie Sarich

Outstanding effort mate! Stay safe and remember to watch out for those road trains!!


Peter And Jenny K

A courageous and inspirational endeavour, Michael. Good luck!


Munro Family

Go Michael! What an awesome effort for such a great cause. Safe ride.



Awesome effort or as James says: The man never stops!


Julia Pemberton

Great cause and great achievement! Well done Michael!


Shelley Glossop


Tom Swift


Jono Swift


Ison Family

Congratulations Michael. What an outstanding endeavour you are undertaking. Absolutely amazing.


Hamilton Stott


Alex Lazidis

Unbelievable effort Michael. Well done!


Amanda Yaksich

Fantastic Endeavour. Good Luck and ride safely. Amanda and Andrew Yaksich


John & Leena Sofield

Well done Michael 👍👏


Michelle Terri

Good luck Michael and thank you!


Sharon Bergmans


Quality Builders

Great effort and determination. So close now. All best from the guys at QB.


Ricki Reece Ethan Hiller

Awesome 👏 effort for a great cause Michael. Safe travels. xxx



Michael, your determination courage and spirit will carry you through your future ... stay safe xxx


Leena And Jake Uppal-betts

Amazing effort Michael, you’ve clearly got well represented Swift genes-and perhaps this is just another glimmer of the many adventures that await you in this life. Good luck!


Yvonne Overste

Great cause. Thanks Michael!


Tonya Wake

Well done Michael. Very impressed with your stamina & commitment.


Dave Markham

Awesome effort Michael


Loan Tang

What a massive ride for an amazing cause


Margaret Kermode



Stephanie Nicholls

Amazing effort, Michael. Thank you for shining a light on this important work.


Glenn Swift

Proud of you son. Great cause.Please stay safe! Eat drink ride sleep repeat!


Louise Jeffees

Gutse, determination, grit, resilience and then some.


Amanda, Rob And Imogen Glew

You may have taken years off your mum’s life, but we’re very impressed with your determination and discipline! Well done and for a great cause 👏👏👏


Megan Christie

An amazing achievement!


Collins Family

Michael, you are so brave and determined, and to take on such a gruelling challenge for a great cause is absolutely phenomenal! ❤️




What a courageous feat!! Keep pedalling


Jardim Family


Burnett Family

Amazing effort Michael. Stay safe!!


Lisa And Jason Warnes

Stay safe Michael, a very gallant effort and a fabulous charity to assist. Love, the Warnseys xo


Katie Bossong

Well done Michael. You are an inspiration!


Bridget Brown

Amazing job Michael 🤗


Avern Family

Go Michael! You are an inspiration, well done.


Jane Jordan

What a brave challenge


Frida Gray

How fantastic of you!! So proud!


Jordi Warnes


Kirstin Rintoul

Amazing effort for a very worthy cause!


Peter Kaiser

Impressive effort Michael !


Linlee & Lawson Pontifex

Great work. Hope the trip goes well


Kristy & Darren Christophersen

This is probably more for your mum's stress levels Michael but geez you are determined! Hope you are enjoying the cool change.


Annabel And Alistair Purt

The pure GRIT and DIRT-ermination is seriously impressive, Michael! Can’t wait to hear all about it,


Irene & Richard Phillips

Wonderful community & personal achievement option you have chosen Michael. Great effort, keep safe & well on to Adelaide!


Edwin And Michelle Chu

Way to go Michael! Stay safe and enjoy the experience.


Jason And Melissa Hitchins

Amazing effort Michael to ride solo across the Nullabor. Stay safe. See you back in Perth!


Mum & Dad

Dear Michael - please be safe 🙏 We are proud of your determination, discipline & dedication in everything you do in life, even though we never consented to this outrageous ride across the Nullarbor. Good luck & a great cause to be raising funds for! 🤞 Lots of Love Mum & Dad xxxxxxxxxx