Dave Lovell

Dave Lovell
About Me

Age: 47

Bike: Trek

Motivation: Doing the ride with Jake (my son). Enjoying an adventure of a lifetime with a cyclist group

Inspiration: Jake Turnbull – I had the privilege of conducting Jake’s funeral recently.  He took an active interest in the MADRide.  When he died, his family gave me a sizeable donation towards the ride.  I’m riding in honour of Jack.

Why Help MADCOW? MADCOW is making a difference in the lives of people who are vulnerable and marginalised in this city.  Helping them is a simple way of demonstrating God’s love in real and practical ways.  This is an opportunity to promote MADCOW and to speak about what we do as a church across Bendigo.


Most challenging aspect: Finding time to train in the midst of a busy schedule

Funniest Moment: AJ’s smart remark [aka words of encouragement] as we pushed up a hill.  You’ll have to ask him what he said!

Interesting Training Partner: Daryl Anderson – He has a never ending supply of stories to help the time pass quickly when training

Favourite bakery: Huntly or Heathcote (it’s a tie!)

The Ride

Distance Goal: 120km per day

Biggest Fear: Riding each day for three solid weeks

Most Looking Forward to:  Creating some great memories with Jake.  Getting off the bike at the end of each day

After the Ride: Seeing my family.

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Posted on

August 15, 2017