Welcome to Ride Hard To Breathe Easy

Welcome to Ride Hard to Breathe Easy This organisation was founded by Karen Munro in October 2009 who had stage IV inoperable lung cancer, but had never smoked. Karen’s passion was her bicycle and she has made it her mission to raise awareness for lung cancer through cycling. While Karen has passed on, her husband Steve Muggeridge is continuing her foundation to ensure it provides a vehicle through which awareness and understanding can be promoted for lung cancer sufferers world-wide. As Karen said: Lung Cancer should be treated as a chronic disease in order to find a cure. We need your help to spread the word that lung cancer research foundations wherever you live need your help, because the reality is lung cancer could come to your house uninvited as it has come into mine.


The Ride Hard to Breathe Easy 800km Strava Challenge

RH2BE Strava After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011, Karen Munro rode 800km from Adelaide to Melbourne off the back of the Tour Down Under to kick off the Ride Hard to Breathe Easy lung cancer awareness campaign. We asked cyclists from around the globe to match this distance via the cycling social media website www.strava.com – and match it they did!

Incredibly nearly 5,000 cyclists from around the world participated in the challenge, resulting more than 3.8 million kilometres logged globally. An astounding total of 2,325 people completed the 800km target, with the leading cyclist Guido Gadomsky of Western Australia riding an incredible 4,042km (that’s an average of 132km every day!).

For the full challenge results, including the highest overall kilometres for both male and female, the first to reach 800km, most kilometres by a junior, and the winner of our photo competition visit www.facebook.com/rh2be.

A big thank you to all participants for supporting this challenge – simply by taking part and talking to your family and friends you are helping to raise awareness of lung cancer.

See you next year!
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