Will and Ian riding from Brisbane to Canberra

By Ian Buckingham

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

Roughly 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day.

Thats 56 people every week alone, almost double the road toll.

For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide.

89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt.

We're just two teenagers on pushbikes, but want to change these statistics.

Clearly, mental health is a crisis everyone is affected from. It could be ourselves, our family, our closest friends impacted, but ultimately however indirect it is, we all get affected. 

It takes thirty seconds to reach out to someone and ask R U OK? 

Thirty seconds can be the difference between life and death.

Sometimes people just need to know that there is someone that cares for their wellbeing out there. This is why we have decided to fundraise for R U OK, because their main message strongly resonates with us.

R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. 

Their mission is to inspire everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

By inspiring people to take the time to ask, “Are you OK?” and listen, we can help people who are struggling with life to feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

Thank you so much for your support, together we will make a difference.

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors



Cash donations day 1-3


George Colville

What an absolute mammoth of an adventure and great job for raising money while doing so! Good luck guys.



Good onya!!



This is a wonderful thing you are doing! Keep cycling!


Douglass Family

Good luck with your ride Ian & Will. Thank you for your effort and initiative in supporting such a worthwhile cause. We are proud of you!




Josh Amos


Gaz Jamieson-jones

Gazjones99 on Insta :) You are doing an awesome job 👍🏼


Daniel Warland

Nice meeting you last night. All the best for the last leg!



Words can not express how thankful I am that you both are doing this amazing ride from Brisbane to Canberra for such an amazing cause.


Izaak Black

Keep up the great work for such a worthy cause, loved watching the journey!!!


Odessa Mcqueen

Heard about this today at college. Wow!!! Well done guys, I'm in awe! What an amazing thing to do and what a great cause.


Katie Craig

goodluck boys :)


Katrina Thackeray


Rope It Risk It Ride It

Have an amazing adventure Ian and Will 😄




Michelle Gardner

Well done lads keep up the amazing work


Maud Cross

I'm proud of you Grandson Ian and your friend Will, for trying to make a difference.



Awesome job boys...


Greg And Sandy Gould

Well done


Riley Shields

Love your work ❤️


Mikayla Stibr

I follow you guys on tik Tok and absolutely love them. Can’t believe your doing this at such a young age. Keep up the amazing work and can’t wait for you guys to finish


Brooke Taylor

My son has followed you both in your journey and it has been inspiring. Well done boys


Tahnee Carswell

All the best!! Remember guys “Winners Win”


Zairah Fletcher

it’s your fav ranga. i’m donating bc i’m swag


Michelle, Ryan And Charlie

Great work lads. Nice to see you tackling another expedition Will! You’re always welcome to stop over in North Avoca again on your next one 🤙🏼



Well done guys! What a huge effort 👌


Patrick Mott

Solid effort for the ride 🤙



I think you’re an amazing young man. So proud of you for representing a message so important - and with such an epic ride. Xx


Chris Buckingham

Ride well bro, I'm proud of you and I'll see you in a couple of weeks.


Narelle Johnson


Family Harvey

I’m always moved when a young person shows such commitment to a cause. Great work, Ian.



Ride on!


Toby Johnson

Love ya boys, supporting u the whole way ❤️ @toby.johnson06



What an adventure Good for you Mental health funding needs go getters like you




Aidan Hill

Hello from newcastle or mayfield we saw you guys


Caitlyn Buckingham


Lana Gentle & Amelia Conomos

Good luck thanks for doing it for such a great cause!


Anja R

Awesome work! 💪👏



Keep it up mate, ur legs better be massive



Helping you get to the goal


The Best Girl In Your Insta ?????

YEAAHHHH THE BOYZZZZ🤙🏻🤙🏻🤙🏻 good luck🥹💓




Donna Naylor




Beky Marsh


Jake Burns

Good stuff legends



Thanks for caring and sharing the message .


Cohen Moore

Good job boys


Flynn C

Luv you Ian and will




Connor Kruger


Sebastian Skinner

Hey babes




Jet Gosper


Jack Curry


Liam Macmillan

Keep it up legends 🤙💙. Vids are awesome too!




Braith Altadonna

I watch all you videos from your ride I love what your doing I know it's not much but I'd like to donate