Rob and Elaine

By Helen Watkins

My Activity Tracking


My target 1000kms

1000km Ride for Cancer

I am a 77 year old Wife, Mum and Nanny. On the 29th September, 2020 my beautiful man (husband of 50 years) Rob, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When he began chemotherapy and his hair fell out I had my hair shaved off. Whilst Rob was going to be faced with many challenges, what he calls “the potholes” in the road he is travelling, I wanted to challenge myself to do something.  I will ride 1000 km in 10 days and hope that I can raise money for the Cancer Council WA. Rob is such an inspiration, is nearly always upbeat and maintains his wicked sense of humour. This is for him, the love of my life.

I also have a close friend from school days at Albany Senior High School who is battling Breast Cancer. Elaine Wilson, who lives in Coworamup, was diagnosed in the 90’s, had a mastectomy and reconstruction, went into remission for many years, however, in 2016 Elaine was once again back on chemotherapy. Elaine is also an amazing, bright, bubbly person with such a positive outlook. I am proud to be her friend.  

Whilst these two incredible people battle their cancers, we can battle for them and raise money for cancer research. Your support and generosity is appreciated and I thank you in advance.

Thank you to my Supporters


Ryan Jenkin

You are so inspirational Helen, I couldn’t drive that far. ROB is an absolute legend and your son is a decent bloke also good luck with it all 🤙


Marjory Harvey

You’re the best, big blister. Meals on wheels coming your way that week. xx


Will Hardman

Go for it Helen. Love Will & family


Vance Karimi


Jaimie And Simon Watkins

You and Robbie are inspirational in the love and support you you have for each other.


Michael Mcgirr

Best of luck Mrs Watkins. Ride like the wind!!! 🚴 💪👍


Pippa Watkins

Super proud of you Mum....I'll ride with you (in my imagination) You've got this ❤️


Julie Westrup

You’ve been inspiring me for more than half my life and you’re Still doing that. Wish we could be there in person to cheer you on.


Michael And Jenny Birchenall

What an incredible couple you are Sending all our love PS Michael says he will match you it was said with his tongue firmly in his cheek !!!


Jenny Young

What a champion!



Much love to you Helen. Good luck! Amos x


Jeanette Westrup

My prayers are with you both 🙏


Jacqueline Bell

Best of luck on your ride. 🙂



Pippa your Mum is bloody awesome 💜 Love to them both oxo