I'm raising it for Redcliffe

By Joel Dulhunty Join Me

Research and bike riding are two of my passions – ‘research’ because it gives us a blueprint to deliver the best in healthcare; and ‘riding’ for fun, fitness and adventure! 

My wife and I plan to cycle from Cairns to Redcliffe (2500 km) and, in the process, raise funds to support research at Redcliffe Hospital.* 

I pledge $1 for every km I ride on my touring bike – and I would love it if you would join ‘the ride’ to raise funds for research at Redcliffe Hospital. To contribute, simply click the Donate button. 

THANK YOU for Raising it for Redcliffe Hospital Research.

Dr Joel Dulhunty, Director of Research and Medical Education, Redcliffe Hospital


*Your gift will help support a new research position at Redcliffe Hospital (total $120,000 to cover three years). This priority role will enable an experienced clinician-researcher from one of our partner universities to be based at Redcliffe Hospital 1-2 days per week – to lead and conduct world-class research and support staff doing vital research projects and higher degrees. This collaborative initiative will transform models of healthcare delivery based on patient experience and research evidence. Your donation today will help bring us one step closer to supporting this research initiative at Redcliffe Hospital.

My Achievements

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50% of fundraising goal

75% of fundraising goal

Reached fundraising goal

Raised $100

Raised $500

My Updates

Townsville to Mackay

Friday 16th Apr
We have enjoyed the cooler weather heading south, despite strong headwinds along the way. Following the Bruce Highway, we pass through cane growing regions with stops at Home Hill and the picturesque seaside towns of Bowen and Airlie Beach (pictured).

1000 km completed!

Monday 12th Apr
Our route from Mareeba to Townsville.

Innisfail to Townsville

Friday 9th Apr
We have had a bit of everything on this part of the ride: rain and sunshine; detours onto quieter roads and cruising along the Bruce Highway; the Golden Gumboot at Tully and the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Lucinda (almost 6 km); beautiful sunrises and sunsets overlooking Hinchinbrook Island and the Coral Sea and a rest day in Townsville.

Atherton Tablelands to Innisfail

Friday 2nd Apr
What a beautiful part of the country! We ride undulating hills beside lush green fields, orchards and dense rainforest. Rain was a welcome change to the heat of our previous stage. From the dairy region of Malanda and Millaa Millaa we descend 1100 m to Innisfail, located at the junction of two rivers.

The first 500 km - only 2000 to go!

Thursday 1st Apr
Thank you for the support and encouragement during the first stage of our trip. We are currently tracking at $6 per km. Every dollar makes a difference - please help keep the momentum going!

Mulligan Hwy to Mareeba

Monday 29th Mar
Cycling the 266 km inland route from Cooktown to Mareeba took us through Annan River and Black Mountain National Parks and long stretches of eucalypt woodland. Places to stop were few, however we were treated to delicious bananas and papaya at Lakeland and restful stops at Palmer River and Mount Carbine.

Daintree to Cooktown

Wednesday 24th Mar
Leaving 'Port' we ride beside sugarcane fields before crossing the Daintree River by ferry to the lush and majestic Daintree National Park. Our most challenging day was the Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal. Lots of river crossings and very steep hills on a 4WD track. We have now arrived in Cooktown our northern-most point of the big ride.

Cairns to Port Douglas

Thursday 18th Mar
We start on the Esplanade, ride past Cairns Hospital and follow the stunning coastline north to Port Douglas.

Heading to Cairns – our starting point!

Saturday 13th Mar
Preparation and planning for the big ride is done.
Bikes are serviced and loaded into the van for the trip north.
Thank you to all the amazing supporters of Joel's Big Ride for Research.
The adventure has begun!

Thank you to my Supporters

$525

Amanda Dines

It is a pleasure to support a cause you care so much about. Safe Travels!

$525

James Macdonald

Good work Joel, keep it up!

$300

Joel Dulhunty

$300

Joel Dulhunty

$262.50

Louise Oriti

Hope you have a fantastic time and return to us fit and safe!

$115.50

Jodie Gordon

Enjoy the ride - looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Stay safe.

$115.50

Cassandra Mclennan

$110

Joel Dulhunty

$110

Simone Garske

Your commitment to raise funds for research on your holiday is inspiring.

$110

Therese Starr

Travel safe Naoni and Joel What a wonderful journey

$110

Janene

Great work Joel

$105

Sharyn Tidswell

Good on you, Joel! I'm giving you a good send off with $10 per km for your first 10 kms - have a great start to the ride. Who will keep you going for the next 10 kms?

$105

Alan Yan

All the best Joel!

$100

Nicole Gavin

Good luck with your ride.

$100

Heather Dowling

$100

Joel Dulhunty

$100

Joel Dulhunty

$100

Joel Dulhunty

$57.75

Karen Roper

All the best Joel. Such an inspiration!

$52.50

Lesley Webb

$52.50

Anonymous

$52.50

Rhonda Neal

Well done Joel

$52.50

Amanda Fox

$52.50

Gayle Sutherland

$52.50

Michelle Ferriday

$50

Anne-maree

Great work Joel

$34.65

Julie Jenkins

Great stuff Joel, love the hospital team we have 🤩

$21

Leisa Small

Thank you! And best of luck with the ride

$21

Moni B

Have a safe ride.

$21

Kaelah Bosanquet

$15.75

Michelle Cope

$10.50

Tiff

$10.50

Vanessa R

Good on you Joel! All the very best..

$10.50

Joanne Yates

Great work Joel! Safe journey!

$5.25

Pete Evans

$5

Pete Evans