Matthew Ciantar

My Activity Tracking


I'm riding 500 km to be a champion for children

Make me a champion for children

Thousands of Australian children are living at risk of abuse and violence in their homes.

They deserve a champion. Even one who wears lycra!

That’s why I’m taking on The Champions Ride, so that Barnardos Australia can replace fear and danger with freedom and safety.

I’ll be putting my pedal to the metal and cycling during October, to raise money to help protect kids at risk

Please support me by making a tax-deductible donation to Barnardos Australia. Together we can be champions for a safe childhood.

My Achievements

I’ve uploaded a profile pic

I’ve shared my page

I donated to myself

Created a team

I’ve received 3 donations

Raised 50% of goal

Raised 100% of goal

Raised $250

Reached 50% of your ride goal

Reached 100% of your ride goal

My Updates


Friday 7th Oct
Day Six - 40ks around the Bay Run
Day Seven - 45ks to Parramatta and back


Monday 3rd Oct
Bike repaired. 14.6km ride home.


Monday 3rd Oct


Monday 3rd Oct
South Sydney - Got to La Perouse but got a flat on the way home. Lauren and kids to the rescue! 


Monday 3rd Oct


Monday 3rd Oct


Monday 3rd Oct


Monday 3rd Oct
Day Two: Hit the Eastern Suburbs today. Watson's Bay Light House, down to Bronte Beach and home. 386ks to go! 


Saturday 1st Oct
Day One was all the bridges. Opened the account with a 70.5k ride that took me over the Gladesville, Iron Cove, Anzac, Pyrmont, Sydney Harbour and Spit Bridges! Only 429.5ks to go.

Who am I and why am I riding?

Thursday 18th Aug
Hey there,

Matt doesn't have social media so he has (begrudgingly) given me (his wifey) permission to write this short promo blog on his behalf!

A bit about Matt:

Matt is passionate about protecting those in the community who are most vulnerable and has worked in many roles during his 23 years as police officer. Matt's favourite job by far is as a devoted dad to our two kids aged 5 and 7 ♥️.

I know Matt would be stoked to reach his $3000 goal so if you can spare even a few dollars for such a great cause, please consider sponsoring Matt! 

Big big thanks to everyone! 

NB: In the interest of full disclosure - Matt's daily rider is a heavy mountain bike with a pedal assist function, however, he will minimise the use of this when clocking up kms for Barnardos. 

Thank you to my Sponsors





Howells Family

Well done Matt, an inspiration!! Good Luck, Cath, Dave and Tom xox


Ben Kali


Ray & Vic

Good on you Matt. What a great cause.


Andrew Bell

Good luck!


Susan Schmitz

Well done Matt! 😀


Judith Pearson

Go Matt, Love GG



Nothing in it!


Lynne Marshall



Well done Matty and for a great cause. That is hard core riding all those km’s without a seat!


Luke Wilson


Matthew Ciantar


Jeff & Mary-anne Howells


Aaron Burgess



Hope you’re not using an e-bike….



Good luck mate


Sarah Flint

Well Done Matt! What an excellent cause. Smash it out!!


Best Mil

Well done Matt.


Deirdre Cheers

Thanks Matthew, you're a Barnardos children's champion!! Good luck with reaching your goal and beyond!!!


Di Mcleod

Congratulations Matt on your amazing effort.


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Angelique, Dan & Vinnie


Jon Horrocks

Well done Matt


Julia Jaekel

A wonderful cause! Good luck Matt👏☺️


Jane And Jason Sankey

What a wonderful cause! Thank you!


Tracey Mulligan

Next year Lauren's up 😁🚴‍♀️


Sharon Hutchison


Helen Fenwick


Anne-marie Ciantar

Go Matt!


Rebecca Whatmore


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