Join the Pink Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness
October is not just another month — Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to spotlight the stories of strength, resilience, and hope. Today, we want to introduce you to Bridget, a 49-year-old breast cancer survivor who discovered the power of indoor cycling with MyWhoosh, which not only transformed her fitness journey but also provided a sense of community.
The journey to indoor cycling
Bridget’s love for cycling spans over 15 years, with seven years spent in competitive cycling. However, she faced challenges with cheating on other platforms, bringing frustration. Her friend introduced her to MyWhoosh, a platform that promised a cheat-free, fun, and accurate experience. It was a game-changer.
In 2020, the world was confronted by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the indoor cycling experience, Bridget participated in a Seven-day MyWhoosh race series. She joined an international team of women, making new friends worldwide and strategizing together. Bridget witnessed cheaters getting disqualified as the races progressed. This was a refreshing sign for her of MyWhoosh’s commitment to fair play. Dedicated, Bridget secured the fifth position overall in Category 1, an achievement that brought her sense of honest recognition.
After success, Bridget continued using MyWhoosh workouts to supplement her daily training. She loved the sessions developed by the world-class coaches, notably the 30/30s, which offered quality indoor training without interruptions. Bridget adds, “I also enjoyed the Aussie social ride, a fun way to kickstart the day.”
The ride of a lifetime
In 2023, her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a journey that felt wildly unexpected for someone of her health and fitness level. It seemed to defy the belief that physical fitness guarantees immunity. However, Bridget’s extraordinary base fitness was crucial in her fight against cancer. Through two surgeries and six months of chemotherapy, with radiation yet to come, Bridget’s commitment to cycling, walking, and yoga helped her maintain some fitness and activity.
Bridget shares, “While I certainly have not been able to build on anything and my fitness has declined, the best thing I have been able to do is keep riding! I have been able to do a combination of indoor and outdoor riding. I have found the MyWhoosh platform to be amazing when I need to do a short session, test my heart rate and legs, and especially good if I do not feel that stable. As time has progressed, I have been able to do longer sessions building on my endurance and doing things like the cadence sessions to fire up the muscles that chemotherapy has been destroying.”
Bridget’s journey is an inspiring and encouraging testament to the power of resilience. Her story reminds us that any challenge can be met with determination and the support of a community.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, we invite everyone to join Bridget on a Pink Community Ride.
Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness
Hosted by Bridget Bremner
Route: Parramatta Park
Distance: 22 km
Elevation: 189 m
Event Schedule: October 28, 2023, 06:00 AM GMT
Join us on this ride of resilience, support, and hope to honor the fighters, celebrate the survivors and work towards a future where breast cancer is a thing of the past.