Michael & Chris

Chris & Michael's Sydney to Melbourne tandem bike ride to the memory of Daniel Ognenovski

We are following in the footsteps of Danny by riding from where he grew up, in Baulkham hills to the Melbourne CBD on a tandem push bike. Daniel was a loving son, brother and friend to us all, who was always there with a compassionate ear and warm loving shoulder to lean on.

We do this ride in loving memory of Daniel to not only follow in his footsteps but to bring light to mental health issues and how so many suffer in silence.

Donate or don't, the whole idea of this ride is to get behind your mates, check in on them and be there for each other for the good times and the darkest of days, helping each other get through this journey called life together.

It is our intentions to do this ride as soon as humanly possible, however, Once the Victorian borders are open we will confirm exact dates for the ride but in the meantime we wanted to get the word out there and try to raise funds and awareness for mental health. 

We will be going on a practice ride each week. We'd love for any friends to come down and join in, so get in touch for either of us.

My Updates

WE HAVE A DATE!!! Count down to DEC 27th

Tuesday 17th Nov
With the recent easing of border restrictions and the generally improving condtion of things in Australia for the time being; we are extremely excited to announce that we have locked in a date of departure! We have chosen to begin our trip on December 27th, leaving from Baulkham hills early that morning and beginning our big push down the long coastal path, to our ultimate goal- Melbourne, CBD.

We will keep everyone updated with our ongoing preparation, or lack thereof :) and would like to give big thank you to all friends and family that have donated to our cause and  this truely worthy organisation already. Please spread the word, so we can help Blackdog assist those who may doing a bit tougher this festive season.

Much Love,
Chris & Mick

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Jill And Brett

Michael and Chris, So very proud of you both and what a wonderful way to honour Daniel’s memory. I’m sure he’ll be with you on your ride.

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Rotary Club Of Norwest Sunrise

We are with you on your ride Michael & Chris. Danny will be watching over you all the way. You are both an inspiration to our young generation.

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Shore Hire

Go Boys.........Inspirational ! Good luck from the Shore Hire team

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The Cosmetic Studio Noosa

What a great reason to ride! Here's to Danny... Have fun. Be safe! Aunty Vicki x

$868

Wazzzzzzzz

868km from Bogan Ave to Melbourne CBD. $1 per km . Your doing me proud boys .

$515

Jdr Plumbing

All the best on the voyage lads! Pack heaps of gels!!

$350

Dave Jess & Sonny Bruyn

We couldn’t be prouder of you both and this beautiful way to honor Danny’s legacy - X

$350

Dean Pollicina

You boys are legends ! Good on you both!

$312

Mitchell Collings

Well done fellas!!

$263.12

Dane Hunt

On ya boys!!

$260

Marea Ognenovski

This ride you guys are doing in our Danny Boy’s memory is a truly great thing- Well done!! - so proud of you 😇❤️❤️Mum & Dad ‘O’

$260

Wolfie And Doone

Well done guys . Bags the Front early on hot sweaty days

$213.20

Maxene Evers

Daniel sounds like a wonderful young man ( and so do you two!)

$208

Caltex Mount Colah Mechanical Repairs

Good on you. Best whishes from Bruce,Nicole,Madeline & Nick Jones

$208

John & Carol

Congratulations and well done on your ride for a worthy cause!

$208

Alex Hezari

Well done guys and all the best with the ride

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Ann Parsons

Well done Chris and Michael.

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Mat Porretta

Safe travels and great work you 2 legends. Much love

$156

Josie And Alex

Go Chris!!! 💪💕

$156

Daniel Bugden

Yeah da Bois!!

$156

Nick Daprix

Good work legends🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

$117.52

Patrick

$111

Oet5000

Good onya fellas. Nothing like the spirit of adventure with the boys, raising money and awareness for a good cause!

$104

Briana Harkness

Well done guys! Super inspiring stuff! Have a ripper trip!

$104

Heath & Ash

Don’t ever stop bringing light to this boys. Asking can be harder than the struggle.

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Tribe Cafe - Batemans Bay

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Emma Bracken

Legends, thank you for doing this and shining light on this huge issue in our society. Sending big love, backing you!

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Darren Ziegenfusz

Great cause Guys wish you well on your expedition to Melbourne!

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Mr. Brenton Nahirny

Get the dooogss! ❤

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Adam Forbes

Ride Micky Ride if you get board maybe you can think of bumper stickers to create ? just remember Have a nice day is taken , love ya brother your a legend

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Pete Spencer

Just met you guys on the M7 track - you looked fresh and ready to do it all again ! Congratulations on a fantastic achievement & creating such great awareness - Daniel must have been a great mate to inspire you both. Cheers Pete

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Mjh Plumbing & Trades Pty Ltd

Give it hell boys

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Stephen D’arcy

Hi Michael this is a great thing you are doing. It is a very long ride. All the best.

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Ben Leatherland

Gents..! Achieved a dream and created memories along the way. Hats off to you gents.

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Kate Carnell

Nicely done boys! 🚴‍♂️

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Sam Rudd

Amazing charity. All the best lads. Ruddy

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Kealan Gavin

What an awesome tribute to an awesome guy!! Proud of you boys, I wish you the best of luck!!

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Amy Parsons

Incredibly proud of you two and I’m sure Danny is too! ❤️❤️

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Guillermo Fragío

What an adventure for a great cause! All the best from Spain

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D&w Plumbing

Good luck boys!! Great cause i hope you achieve the $10K goal and more.

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Macca

Gents Just remember to sing ""down up pedals, down up down.......""" great work for a great cause... good luck..

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Stephen Tekely

Good luck boys

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William Loxton

$104

Troy Harvey

$104

Michael Kerr

$104

Tim Chapman

Good work boys

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Robert Perea

Well Done to you both a wonderful cause... In memory of daniel and supporting others

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Anthony Parsons

Great cause

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Carl & Katharine

Great stuff guys! Wish you all the best x

$104

Red Xpress

Hold him steady

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Bo$$man

Good on you boys. Good luck and God’s speed

$104

James Mcalister

$104

Jacqui Bruyn

The strength of your love for Danny and your dedication to this challenge is inspirational. Best of luck for the ride boys! Jacqui & Trent Xx

$104

Andersen

Good luck

$100

Jim Pollicina

Great cause Chris so awesome

$100

Danny & Kathy

Yous did it lads!!!!! What an effort! Danny would be proud of you ❤

$100

Peter Bower

$100

Lori Forsyth

Happy to support you great young men doing such a worthy charitable ride. Good luck! Stay well and safe

$100

Chris Oja

cant wait to pilot this ship to Melbourne with u mick

$100

Jeremy / Heila

Incredible thing to do, Good luck boys! - Make sure you charge the lights Chris...

$100

Andrew Finlayson

On ya boys!

$100

Crystal + Bryce Claridge

Good luck boys! What an adventure lies ahead. We would also like to propose some challenges to help you meet your fundraising goals, so that we continue donating, are you guys up for it? I’m thinking if you get to: $1000, Pruckner has to ride sporting another NRL team’s jersey $2000 you guys have to ride in matching outfits $3000....

$100

Mitchell+louisa Power

Solid effort so far guys. Hope you have been able to dodge the rain.

$100

Dean Pollicina And Anna Papazoglou

So proud of you cuz ! You boys are inspirational and going to help a lot more people then you know. Champions !

$72

Anonymous

Blue eyed cod met a brown eyed karp, wowhuo the sweetest fish

$52

Rhyannon Bechara

$52

Shaun Rogers

Awesome fellas ! God bless ❤️ Safe travels

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Liz Wright

$52

Shane Jeffery

Good luck boys! Watch out for them Ground Koalas 🤙🏼

$52

Rocket

$52

Lillian

$52

Bradley Boardman

There’s 50 micky when you guys get to Wagga Wagga there is another 50! Haha

$52

Alex Sheehan

$52

Jose Moutinho

$52

Dpk

Good Luck Mic

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Ben Degnan

GO MP, legendary effort, well done. will be following the journey, I got tired driving to Melbourne cant imagine riding it.

$52

Dan Fingleton

Well done boys

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Matt Ball

good on ya fellas, have fun

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Chris Vella

Good Luck Guys, Doing a good Thing

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Shane Zerafa

$52

Luke Mcdonald

On ya boys

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Anonymous

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Richard Purser

Good luck Boys. Great cause.

$52

Greg Dempsey

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Patricia Linder

A truly admirable cause. (With Hully after donations, the skies the limit!!!)

$52

Callum Beattie

Good luck guys!!

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Anonymous

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Mp

Getting the wheels spining

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Kieran O Sullivan

Best of luck men brillant stuff!! Mickey P steering the ship😬😅

$52

Aidan Hunt

Good luck!

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Jan Cox

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Bec, Lock & Archer Rickards

Good work boys and an amazing cause x

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Ginge

Go get em boys!!! Such a great cause and a beautiful way to remember Danny the legend!!

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Alicia Fragio

Proud of you two for taking on this big challenge for a great cause Go Mick, Go Chris!!

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Lisa Carrett

Think of Dan often, is is missed by many

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Gavin Morgan

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Josh Nettleton

Great cause gents. Good luck on the ride!

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Chris And Zoe Walsh

Love what you're doing boys. Good luck with it all.

$52

Georgia Lynch

Amazing guys! Xx

$52

Jim Humphries

Good luck boys. I'm sure you'll smash it.

$52

Linda Maggs

$52

Lauren Abraham

Good luck! Such a great cause.

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Dave

Ride like the wind boys

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Luke Hazell

Keep up the good fight lads! Safe travels

$52

Gina Hartican

$52

Monique Freeman

Good job boys, those bikes don’t look easy. If the ride helps one person, saves one life, totally worth it.

$52

Joel Smouha

Great job, inspirational stuff guys!

$50

Barry Crowley

Good on ya Mick & Chris. Awesome idea and great cause. Well done.

$50

Lisa Carrett

Goodluck boys!!

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Chris S

Good onya Boys. Sorry to hear about your brother Daniel.

$43.68

Anonymous

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Ash Evans

Gods speed sunshine. Try not to get hypothermia this time

$31.20

David Nammour

Deadset Legends. Good luck boys. I know Ojas proud 👌

$31.20

Javier De La Vega

Vamos, vamos, vamos!!! Proud of you, all the best!

$31.20

Fernando Fragío

Go Chris, go Michael.

$31.20

Ana Rodriguez

¡A por todas, equipo!.

$31.20

Matthew Pink

Good luck Chris and Michael, and good on you!

$31.20

Maryanne Hemsley

$31.20

Bob Dowd

Godspeed fellas. All the best

$31.20

Monique De Souza

Hey Guys!!!! What an awesome thing to do!!!! Can’t wait to follow your journey!!! Go team best!!! Wishing you both all the best!!!

$31.20

Tarina Mather

Amazing effort for such an important cause. Sorry for your loss and thank you for your efforts 💙

$30

Liam Molloy

$20.80

Emmanuel

$20.80

Fernando Fragío

¡¡A por ellos!!!, que son pocos y cobardes. :-))) Superb initiative I fully support.

$20.80

Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Carol Bendall

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Blake Ford

$20.80

Jane Chapman

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Mary Lowes

Thank you boys for contributing to such a wonderful cause

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Diane Merrilees

In memory of Daniel, missed but not forgotten. Enjoy the ride Chris and Michael.

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Jeremy Brittan

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Maddy

Doing Dan proud 💞💞💞💞 looking forward to following your journey and hearing all the ridiculous stories upon your return.... True Daniel style. Huge love always 🌞🌠

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Felicity Rose

Hi Michael and Chris. I worked with Daniel, I had so much respect for him, he was a beautiful soul and I still think about him. Chris - I am so sorry for your family's loss...numerous times I have wanted to contact you to express this. I hope the ride goes really well, it's a beautiful idea and an important cause. Take care and good luck!!

$20.80

Jonathan Finney

Good luck out there. Stay safe.

$18

Dr Van Nostrand

Make sure you slap on that sun screen boys!

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Jillian Blackler

Come on........someone had to do it!!! YOU'VE HIT $12.000 YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!

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Chris Howe

Good stuff chris 👍

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Michelle Stevenson

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Ann Harris

Thanks boys for thinking of Beyond Blue

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Clare Rinaldi

Yew in sync peddling. Good on yas

$10

Jill Blackler

$14,000.00 you have been fantastically supported by all your friends, family and people that care about suicide prevention. A monumental effort, thank you to everyone!