"In 2009 a bike crash landed me in the hospital and I’m forever thankful for the world class care I received that got me back to full health. I’ll be Riding for Recovery to give a little back."
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a place you never want to use but are eternally grateful if you do.
After a crash while cycling, Matt Keenan, Australian Cyclist and SBS Commentator, was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
"They put my face back together, with 65 stitches, and nursed me back to health as I recovered from fracturing my occipital condyle.
"I'd never heard of this bone before, and on discovering that it's at the base of the skull connecting with the first vertebra, I was thankful it was minor fracture and relieved to be in such good hands.
"A key part of my recovery was getting back on a stationary bike, with a neck brace on, and in April I'll be in the Ride to Recovery to give a little back."
This year's Ride to Recovery is Friday 20 April 2018
Last year our dedicated hospital staff raised $30,000, impacting the lives of thousands of patients across Victoria. This year we are inviting all Victorians to join in our 12 hour Ride to Recovery challenge and raise money in support of ground breaking medical research that can saves lives
Every dollar raised from the Ride will go towards the many pioneering medical research programs at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Our researchers will help to find new and better treatments for the benefit of patients, not just in Melbourne, but worldwide.
Pop an exercise bike in your town, school, building, office or store. Invite the staff to sign up for a half hour time slot between 6am to 6.pm and keep the wheels spinning whilst raising funds for much needed medical research. Alternatively, come ride with the hospital staff at The Royal Melbourne Hospital – we’re a competitive bunch!
This is true team work, working together to make an extraordinary impact ... "little by many makes a big difference”.
Don’t have a bike? No problem! We can provide it for you.
Find out more about the Ride to Recovery and how you can get involved.