Michael Crossland

In the last five years, our Ambassador has presented to over 500,000 people from all walks of life around the world. He has spoken to corporates from all backgrounds, Juvenile Detention Centres in Texas, September 11 victims, elite athletes across the globe and, through his numerous charities, including the Make a Wish Foundation, has given hope and strength to many people facing life threatening illnesses.

Despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital with stage 4 neuroblastoma he has forged a highly successful career in the corporate world, represented Australia in his chosen sport and featured regularly across all forms of media. He also runs a school and orphanage in Haiti and has been presented with the Australia Day Ambassador role for 7 consecutive years.

The award-winning documentary on his life, by ABC’s Australian Story, has been viewed by over 4 million people, and in 2016 he released his first tell-all autobiography, which is now a best seller across 6 different countries. In June 2017 he featured on MTVs funny show ridiculousness in the USA with over 3 million viewers and was one of the queens baton bearers for the 2018 commonwealth games!

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Mark Beaumont

Mark is a record-breaking long distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 29,000km route on 18 September 2017, in less than 79 days.

Mark also cycled the Americas in 2010, cycling from Anchorage, Alaska in the USA to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina.

He broke the World Record for fastest solo ride for the length of Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town (10,000 km) finishing in just 42 days an 8 hours.

This year, Mark was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for “services to sport, broadcasting and charity.

We’re absolutely delighted to have Mark as one of our ambassadors for Ride2Cure Neuroblastoma.

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet Steve and cycle with him in the middle of the night on one of my charity challenges – so I know that he is a good rider with grit in abundance!  I wish him every success for this tough ride Down Under – a route that I know well.  What an inspiring challenge for Neuroblastoma Australia – and I hope that Steve gets the support he deserves from both hemispheres!”

Mark and family