Meet our Ambassadors
Thank you to our fantastic Ambassadors from our last event.
We welcome testicular cancer survivor and stand-up comedian Michael Shafar (who you might recognise from Channel 10's The Project, ABC's Comedy Bites and triple j's Good Az Friday) as a 2021 #MoveYourWay Ambassador.
Michael is back with an all new show ready to give 110%! There's a reason why he is one of the most exciting new comedians in Australia right now and sells out his shows across the country. 110% sees Shafar raw, honest and as irreverent as ever, discussing the surprising benefits of going through chemotherapy during Melbourne's lockdown, the perils of skinny jeans and the power of bagels.
Michael is hosting a one-night-only comedy night exclusively for Below the Belt on 1 May 2021. We invite you to attend.
Kaarle McCulloch is a four-time world champion, Olympic bronze medallist and a fifteen-time national champion. Kaarle has been the Below the Belt Pedalthon ambassador since 2015 and we are delighted to have her joining us for the Below the Belt #MoveYourWay Challenge again in 2021.
“I am super pleased to be involved with the Below the Belt #YourWay campaign. It is going to provide people with the flexibility to be involved in a way that has meaning to them in the current world circumstances.
For me it means I can be involved in a way that is more than being an ambassador. I’ll be tracking all my training activity so that others can follow along with what it’s like to train like an Olympian all the while raising funds for ANZUP and helping them fund the trials that find better ways to treat cancers below the belt”.
In 2020, Kaarle helped raise almost $900 and completed 490 kms in the #MoveYourWay Challenge. Will you support her in smashing this target this year?
We are very excited to welcome Jessica Cerry, AKA Montaigne, as a 2021 Below the Belt #YourWay Ambassador. Montaigne is an Australian singer-songwriter-musician who is going from strength to strength; previously a Triple J Unearthed High School finalist, then an Australian Eurovision Song Contest representative, singing in the 2021 Mardi Gras and now joining us for the 2021 #YourWay Challenge.
Montaigne has collected the songs that inspire her to #MoveYourWay in an personalised #YourWay Spotify Playlist.
"As a long time supporter of the Pedalthon and an Ambassador of the Below the Belt events I think it’s a wonderful evolution to the #YourWay challenge in response to the events thrown at us in 2020. Now more than ever it’s really important that people find their own way to stay healthy and active, and also to continue to raise awareness for the amazing work the ANZUP team are doing.
Like most athletes around the world I’ve had my 2020 season turned upside down with most events cancelled or deferred. While it can be tough to find the motivation to keep training, setting goals can help you keep moving forwards and that’s a key reason why I’ll be joining the #YourWay challenge.
As an endurance cyclist who races 24 Hour mountain bike events I’m trying to think outside the box for my #YourWay challenge. Needless to say it will involve lots of time and km’s on the bike!"
Jonny cycled an epic 7,271 kms in the 2020 #YourWay Challenge. How far will he go in 2021?
Ball Park Music
We welcome Ball Park Music as supporters of our 2021 #MoveYourWay Challenge.
Ball Park Music is a five-piece indie rock/pop band based in Brisbane, Australia, made up of frontman Sam Cromack, Jennifer Boyce, Paul Furness, and twins Dean and Daniel Hanson. Their 2011 single "It's Nice to Be Alive" was featured in the 2014 film Blended and the fifth season of Gossip Girl. Ball Park Music have had 10 different songs featured in Triple J's Hottest 100.
BPM have pulled together a playlist of their favourity bops and invite you to #ListenYourWay and #DanceYourWay with us this May 2021.
Manu Feildel has become one of the most popular personalities on Australian television as co-host of the successful My Kitchen Rules series on Channel 7. In 2019 Manu took on a new judging role in Australia’s Got Talent returning for a 2nd series in 2020. In 2020 Manu will be joining long term friends Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan in a new cooking show for Channel 7 – Plate of Origin. To find out more about Manu click here.
Manu was one of the inspirational chefs involved in the ANZUP Rude Food campaign in early 2019. We are delighted to have him join us for the Below the Belt #YourWay Challenge. Through his love of cycling he will be helping us raise funds and awareness for below the belt cancer research.
Manu raised $987 for cancer research and completed 854 kms for our 2020 #YourWay Challenge.
Pete Deppeler, aka Intern Pete, is a Senior Producer at The Kyle and Jackie O Show and National Talent manager at Australian Radio Network. Pete has been working in radio for over 10 years, producing Merrick Watts & The Highway Patrol on Triple M, and The Kyle & Jackie O Show. Pete’s also known for his red carpet interviews and stunts, as well as appearing in the show as the character Intern Pete.
Pete is also a keen fitness enthusiast, most recently spending two years shedding 25 kilos with his personal trainer. We are delighted to have him join us for the Below the Belt #YourWay Challenge. Fueled by his love of exercise he will be helping us raise funds and awareness for below the belt cancer research.
Kode Abdo, aka BossLogic, has joined the cause to help raise funds for the #YourWay campaign. Kode is a Melbourne based graphic artist that has his own style of colourful, visual stories.
Kode is pursuing his own #10KEVERYDAYCHALLENGE in the aim to get his health back up to scratch, something we have all been struggling with during the lockdown of 2020.
Welcome on board Kode!
Kent Williams is the Founder and Director of Entoure. Kent and his team have been passionately involved in our Below the Belt Pedalthons since their inception in 2014. Usually trackside at our Below the Belt events, we are very excited to now welcome Kent as a participant in this year's #YourWay Challenge.
Kent is an avid cyclist who transitioned from the corporate world to running bespoke bike events. He has used his expertise to help raise over $12 million for worthwile charitable causes.
"Everyone within my team shares my passion to keep riders safe, happy and hydrated and to seamlessly deliver and support riders and charities achieve something special. If it was just about a bike ride I would never have bought a bike and Entoure would never have been born."
Keep an eye out on your emails and our socials for Kent's expert training tips being shared throughout September.
Kent rode an impressive 2,843 kms in the 2020 #YourWay Challenge.
Skier, cyclist, trekker, triathlete, runner, world and Australian record holder, Paralympian, Olympian....
Introducing Michael Milton.
After losing his leg as a child and then having oesophageal cancer in 2007 Michael’s enthusiasm and pursuit for a sporting challenge has not been hindered. Whether that be skiing, cycling, completing triathlons, or tackling marathons.
Since then, Michael has pursued his passion for Harry Potter by starting and running two retail stores, dedicated to stocking merchandise. Here he is known as ‘Nearly Legless Mick’.
We can't wait to welcome Michael's enthusiasm and motivational mindset at our beloved cycling event.
Read more here: https://www.michaelmilton.com/