Anne Royters

Taking on the Ride500 challenge to end cancer.

My Activity Tracking

409
kms

My target 500 kms

Family ride around the lake

We rode around the lake today, the weather was spectacular. Anne loved living next to Lake Illawarra and rode around it frequently. She enjoyed observing the constantly changing colours of the lake. 

Macquarie Rivulet Ride and Pelicans

Went for a beautiful ride to Macquarie Rivulet, this is one of Anne's favourite rides, and we were lucky enough to see eight pelicans on the jetty. Anne always loved observing the pelicans on her bike and kayak. 

Ride around the lake on a beautiful day

Riding around the lake with Anne's family and friends. The day was beautiful, Anne would have loved it. 

Live as if you're living

Sadly, Anne passed away on the 2nd of August. She always lived life to the fullest and cared so much for others. She was so deeply committed to the cause of ending cancer forever, and she was so honoured to be the NSW ride500 ambassador. Her determination was inspiring to all that knew her and she still rode on the Friday and Saturday before she passed on Tuesday. 
Anne will be with all the people she touched forever. Her family will continue the ride500 for her this year in her honour.  

GREAT FRIENDS TO CYCLE WITH

After the rain it was a beautiful weekend. Great to be with friends that  enjoy  cycling
They keep me safe by being there   to help me and keeping a safe distance .
The lake  scenery stunning as usual  and I love looking at the different views and  listening to the birds

AMAZING SUPPORT AND KINDNESS

Amazing support and kindness helps me so much. I didn’t cycle on the weekend . Instead my school friends several that I have known for a long time had an afternoon tea for me to help raise funds for cancer research via my ride 500 page.
It was truly a big help and I loved catching up with my fiends , several of whom  we started together in kindergarten 57 years ago and through to year 12 , plus I met friends of their’s who were equally friendly and kind. Thanks very much. I feel very spoilt and loved being with these wonderful friends. Thanks to all of you for your kind generosity and delicious food.

LOVE CYCLING

I haven’t cycled the last couple of days due to pain and vomiting from my cancer.
I’m keen to get back on my bike this weekend . I have started cycling for ride 500 and have so far cycled 230 kms. 
Since starting chemotherapy I have  cycled over 5000kms
This year in January and February I  was in hospital for over 3 weeks. I had a gangrenous, cancerous very swollen gallbladder  which  was close to rupture and had caused sepsis.
It was very painful and I had to stay I n hospital on intravenous antibiotics for the sepsis to settle before surgery and more pain relief .
The surgeons that operated on me were fantastic. In fact I had 2 operations as my Portacath needed replacing.
The infection control Doctor saw me every day for 23 days and the surgeons did also
These wonderful doctors saved my life
The Doctors did their bit so I needed to do mine . From the day after surgery I got up about 4 or 6 times per day to walk around the ward.
Again I could have died but didn’t 
I wasn’t able to cycle for a couple of months due to surgery so I walked.
Now  as I cycle along the bike track I feel so proud not only to be the NSW ambassador for ride 500 but to be alive and loving nature and cycling
If you can, please donate , it doesn’t matter how small or big the donation is.
You will find the donation link on this site of mine. It will help cancer research ,people with cancer and their families 
I will die from this cancer. I have a big wish that others can live  and survive cancer and then a world free of cancer

A Great Ride With A Great Friend

Having a cycling buddy is very enjoyable and adds a lovely social time to an already enjoyable ride and we weren’t bothered by the wind enjoying it behind us on the return ride

OUT AND ABOUT

Woke to a stunning sunrise and beautiful morning 
Of course we wanted to jump on our bikes and had a very enjoyable ride beside the lake
Just past 100 kms cycling in  last two weeks 
Taking it slowly and  taking pain relief as needed
A big Thankyou to Palliative Care

SEEING THE BEST IN EACH DAY NOT THE WORST

My name is Anne Royters and I am 62 years old. I feel really privileged to be the New South Wales Cancer Council ambassador for this year’s Ride 500.

It has not been an easy journey to get here. On Christmas Eve 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 4B ovarian cancer and possibly had only six weeks to live if chemotherapy did not work.

From being a healthy person I was suddenly flung into the world of the chronically ill constantly at medical appointments, scans and hospitals.

It has been a big challenge with 15 operations, 11 trips to hospital by ambulance and over 35 doses of chemotherapy.

Last year I cycled for Ride 500. I didn’t think I would be able to complete it because my cancer was spreading and had spread into my liver and other places and during the ride I had eight days in hospital trying to get the pain under control. I managed to cycle 1000 km and raised over $23,000.

My cancer continues to spread and is extensive in my liver, pelvis and abdomen.

I’m determined to do my best to cycle for Ride 500 this year.

I do have pain from my cancer and Palliative Care are helping me manage so I can do some cycling and other things I love. I want to live as if I’m living not dying and see the best in every day not the worst.

My goal is to raise funds for much-needed cancer research and care of the needs of patients with Cancer and their families.

Please support me and my ride via the view my page link and then the yellow donate link button on my Ride 500 page.

Thank you so much for supporting me and Cancer Council NSW.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

G&j

Forever in our thoughts.

$1.02k

David Porteous

Thanks for your inspiring company this morning, Anne. 15km closer now!

$1.02k

Julia Kaul

You will never be forgotten. I couldn't take away your pain but I hope this helps them find a cure. Say hi to Tash 😥💔

$1.02k

Anne

See you in Tuross, girlfriend.

$1.02k

Kerrie Wratten

You are an inspiration Anne!

$1,000

Tony Royters

I want to support you, my very brave, inspirational wife Anne. It's been a tough journey for you, we are sure you will give the Cancer Council Ride 500 your very best shot, we are all here for you.

$520

Charlene Bradley

A wonderful legacy. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

$520

Linda Hardaker

$520

Ingrid & Rod

Anne, you are such an amazing warrior and your determination to live your best life inspires us all. Sending you our love and very best wishes for yet another gruelling challenge. Stay strong! xx

$515

Alison Posney

Anne, you continue to be an inspiration to so many! Whatever cycling you do, I know you will enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and nature - in particular the pelicans!

$500

Sue And Peter Funnell

We love your bravery, perseverance and commitment to helping and inspiring others. We are giving this donation to recognise your contribution, to encourage you on the way towards your further Ride 500 target and to help the Cancer Council enhance the lives of others who are faced with suffering.

$500

Peter Mcburney And Louisa Vorreiter

Thank you for everything you do and are. We know this small gift will be well used . Sending you both our love, support and encouragement as well as our thanks.

$263.75

Wendy And Tony Elrington

What a courageous and inspirational lady you were. So privileged to have shared your friendship and your incredible journey.

$263.75

Clayton Childs

Amazing effort Anne - your courage is inspiring

$263.75

David Bullock And Family

Godspeed on your journey.

$263.75

Simon Hodsden

$263.75

Ingrid Dyer

Dear Anne, I'm so sad I cannot ride with you in September so I’m making a donation in memory of you. I will always remember and treasure our friendship. Lots of love, Ingrid

$263.75

Todd Family

Inspirational

$263.75

Hilary & Greg

Ride like the wind Anne

$263.75

Meg Sherval

You are an inspiration Anne! I lost both my parents to cancer and through you, I feel like I am at least doing something small. I can't ride beside you, but I am right by you in spirit pushing you along.

$263.75

Rob And Karen Royters

Anne - you are such an inspiration taking on the Ride500 again and so wonderful you are the NSW Ambassador for Ride500! Your determination and looking for the good in every day, whilst facing such adversity, is astounding! Well done Anne!

$263.75

Stuart Almond

$261

Scott Todd

Go Anne. You’re an inspiration

$261

Debra Bartlett

Ride on with Love ❤️

$250

Sandy Cundy

Anne, you inspire each n every one of us that know you with your positive attitude, determination and empathy for others. Your motivation to ride to raise funds to help others says so much about you as a person. The world desperately needs more Anne Royters. You go girl, aka Warrior Woman.

$250

Al And Vikki

Well done Anne , for giving it another go.

$250

Jennifer Mcmurray

Your strength and determination is inspiring. Hope you reach your goal. We are with you 100% of the way

$211

Sue-anne Mconie

Deepest sympathy to Anne’s family.

$211

Alex Mcburney

Anne, you are such an inspiration! And it’s such a great cause. Happy to give you all our support

$211

Karmen Martin

You are truly an inspiration! (friend of Marina)

$211

Jenny Young

Go Warrior Woman - strength, determination and resilience. And raising awareness and funds for others. Truely inspirational.

$211

Anonymous

$211

Johanne Stapelfeldt

Anne You are an inspiration and an amazing person. Great to see you on Sat 16th July at Marina’s

$200

Rex And Yolanda Robinson

$200

Christine And Steve

I couldn’t think of a better ambassador Anne. Your strength and tenacity is awesome!

$200

Stephanie Lake

Anne, thank you for everything you have done to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council. You are a true inspiration and we are so grateful x

$189.90

Sonia & Roland & Paul

We love you, Anne.

$158.25

Mark Royters

Mum, you continue to inspire and amaze me (and everyone else who knows you!) each and every day. I’m so proud of you!

$158.25

Jane Wright

$156.60

Balgownie Village General Practice

I’ve said this before , so proud of what your have achieved so far ! I’m sure you’ll help so many people with monies raised !

$150

Jen & Den

Your positivity, grit, honesty inspire us all. Looking forward to joining you on a ride.

$150

Caroline & Gary

They couldn’t have picked a better ambassador, Anne. You show such incredible strength and determination every time you get on your bike!

$126.60

Belinda Grieve

Thinking of you dear Anne.

$126.60

Sam A

$126.60

Andrew King

$126.60

Kerrie Faulkner

Words are hard to find to express how much poorer the world is without your presence, Anne. You have given so much, especially your friendship which is given so freely and warmly. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this cause.

$126.60

Luisa L Bertoggi

You are the perfect ambassador; so positive, so strong. An amazing woman!

$126.60

Janet Wilson

You are a worthy ambassador for the cause, Anne. Well done on all of your achievements.

$126.60

Mrs K Lloyd

For an amazing and inspirational lady with such strength! ❤️

$126.60

Leanne And Kerry Heyward

Such an inspiration and an absolute warrior in all your endeavours. Fond memories of you, xxx Leanne and Kerry Heyward

$126.60

Sue Peatman

Dear Anne you will never be forgotten and your strength to thrive with cancer is an inspiration to us all love Sue Peatman

$126.60

Coral Shankley

You are so amazing

$126.60

Robyn Tindall

In memory of an inspirational woman

$126.60

Diann Healey

$126.60

Penny

Congratulations Anne on being appointed NSW Cycling Ambassador - an honour so well deserved. All the best for this year's challenge.

$126.60

Megan And Hugh Powell

In loving memory of our wonderful friend Anne. Love always, Megan and Hugh.

$126.60

Sharyn Byrne

Anne was a beautiful caring lady and we will all miss her.

$126.60

Derek Clothier

I admire your courage. Keep going.

$126.60

Heather Rutty

Have loved our rides, you inspire us all💛

$126.60

Marina Clark

Hope you reach your goal Anne. You are truly inspirational

$126.60

Sylvia Vaartjes

You have been such an inspiration to so many - "seeing the best in each day not the worst!"

$126.60

Caroline

What an inspiration to us all you are Anne with your can do approach to everything you do xx

$126.60

Adriana Bermudez

$125.28

Sue S

Well done Anne!

$125.28

Michelle And Scott

You're such an inspiration Mum!! Your positive attitude and stoicism continues to amaze us every day. It's been incredible to watch you take on the ride 500 again this year!! We can't think of a more perfect NSW ambassador. We love being able to share bike rides and your love of outdoors and nature with you. Thank you for everything you continue to teach us.

$125.28

Yelia Pandika

Good luck with your ride, Anne. You're such an inspiration!!

$125.28

Robyn Tindall

You continue to be an inspiration, Anne.

$120

Phil P

Go Anne. What a warrior

$120

Mark And Nerida

Anne you have such tenacity and see the joy in every day

$120

Patricia Robson

You are missed by many and free of pain now. A life lived well and fully.

$120

Helen Mayger

$120

Katrina James

Vale Anne Royters - may your $25K goal be reached easily and effortlessly as you rest in peace while still working for the benefit of others.

$120

Alyssa Royters

Anne, you are an inspiration and such an amazing Warrior Woman! I’m very happy to donate to help research this cancer beast and provide support to those with cancer and their families as they go through the journey together. I’m absolutely in awe of your drive to participate in Ride 500! No doubt you have been chosen as an Ambassador because of the inspiration you are to so many in your journey and through your incredible outlook on life.

$120

Heather And Ben Low

Wow, so inspirational, Anne.

$120

Penni Clark

Sending much love, strength and sympathy to Tony and family. Love from Penni & family xx

$105.50

Dick & Liesbeth Teuling

Dear Anne in memory of your couragious struggle and your desira to live, this is our tribute. Thank you for having known you.

$105.50

Dorothy Robinson

$105.50

Susie Llewelyn

Donating as friends of Peter McBurney and Louisa Vorreiter

$105.50

Leanne Treadwell

Anne, you are such an amazing inspiration to me. You are nothing short of heroic. I am not a bike rider but you make me want to start.

$105.50

Christina

You will be in my thoughts always. You have inspired me to live life positively.

$105.50

Brian Richardson

PLC High Tea @ Marina’s

$105.50

Friday Tennis Girls

We will miss your messages & conversations Anne. You made us better tennis players. Love from us all ❤️❤️❤️🎾🎾

$105.50

Amanda Bentley/melinda Craig

It is great to see you!

$105.50

Marina Porteous

Anne has been an inspiration in her management of her illness and her continuous strength.

$100

Lydia Feeney

A force of nature. An inspiration. She is one of the kindest people to ever exist. She will always be in my thoughts

$100

Xinyi Shen

It has been a privilege knowing you through Michelle.

$100

Erica Simes And Stephen Vorreiter

Such a sad day. Goodbye beautiful lady.

$100

Katrina Perera

Thank you Anne for being such a beautiful and inspirational person. I am blessed to have known you.

$100

Sue Funnell

From Sue and Peter Funnell for the PLC Sydney high tea held for Anne

$100

Sarag Elliott

You go girl!

$100

Lyn Wilkshire

Go Anne!! You are the most inspirational woman i have ever met, what an amazing ambassador for this ride, your a warrior.

$100

Brian And Amanda

Anne you are still inspiring us with your unwavering spirit. You continue to help others. Easy to see why you are their Ambassador.

$63.30

Claire Latham

Amazing! (from Jo Jo's friend)

$63.30

Elizabeth Keenan

You will ride on in our hearts, Anne …. Forever a champion on so many levels, including this great cause.

$60

Anonymous

$59.08

Fiona Mckay

Anne, an inspiring ambassador right to the very last.

$59.08

Karen Knapp

Hoping one day a cure will be found.

$59.08

Tess Davies

$59.08

Jennifer Dignam

$59.08

Tori Rutty

$59.08

Anonymous

$59.08

Niki O’brien

$59.08

Anne Bell

PLC High tea at Marina’s

$59.08

Lenore Rose

PLC high tea at Marina

$59.08

Rosemary Mcburney

PLC high tea at Marina’s

$59.08

Deirdree Wallwork

You are amazing. You inspire me and so many others.

$59.08

Maree Steep

You’re an inspiration!

$59.08

Paula Corbett

Ann you are an inspiration. I am in awe of your courage and inspiration.

$59.08

Liz Hahn

Anne you are an inspiration to us all .

$59.08

Anne Bell

You go girl! You are so brave and amazing! Wishing you all the best!

$59.08

Linda Hansard

Well done Anne! You’re doing great amazing xx

$59.08

Sharon Mcleod

We’re so proud of everything you have achieved. Keep those wheels turning. 🚴‍♀️

$59.08

Jan Phillips

My thoughts and sympathies are with you, Tony and family. Simply the most inspirational and positive person I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

$59.08

Brittany Worley

Sending love and condolences. ❤️❤️❤️

$58.46

Anonymous

$58.46

Kerrie Faulkner

What incredible courage and determination. Go girl!

$56

Alison Sefton

Go Anne!

$56

Anonymous

$56

Rodney David Williams

Will miss you

$52.75

Alice Taylor

You're an inspiration Anne!

$52.75

Peter Bique

$52.75

Kristy Hickey

You're an inspiration Anne. Thank you for being so strong and positive and helping others.

$52.75

Jenny Griffiths

Lovely to meet you and listen to your wonderful stories. Much love 💜💜💜

$52.75

Diana And Peter Schlegel

In loving memory of Anne

$52.75

Michelle And Scott

We're so proud of you Mum!! Congratulations on reaching 250km, you're such an amazing person. Thank you for continuing to inspire us and so many others 💖

$50

Athalie Martin

What a perfect choice for the NSW Cancer Council Ambassador for Ride500 2022. Anne, an amazing, courageous and positive woman who lived life to the full through her cancer journey and always inspired me. I will miss your beautiful smiling face. Thinking of you Tony and family and sending love & condolences.

$50

David Mcburney

$50

Faisal Saman

You’re an inspiration Anne ! The work you’ve done so far is incredible- good luck with the ride :)

$50

Jennifer Scales

Inspirational for living life to the fullest! 🙏💕

$50

Anni Sandwell

Such a pleasure to meet you at Marina’s PLC afternoon tea.

$50

Maureen Lavis

You are marvellous Anne. Best wishes for this latest bike challlenge 💖

$50

Kerrie Burton

Good luck Anne, the photos look amazing

$37.98

Sarah Hefter Shpak

In memory of Anne and sending my condolences to the family.

$36.93

Colin Oriti

$30

Petra De Mol Van Otterloo

Dear Anne, you lived a good life, caring for your loved ones, caring for nature, seeing the beauty of the wonderful part of the word you lived in. You will be missed.

$21.10

Theresa Whittaker

🤍

$21.10

John Nicholls

My condolances to the family What an inspirational lady

$10.55

Carson Goh