Gear up to support former Flower’s Housemaster

20 Sep 2022

A former Housemaster in Flower’s House, Dave Scott, is undertaking a 3000-kilometre, fundraising, cycle journey in memory of his mother to support Lung Foundation NZ.

Titled ‘Lynne’s Ride’, the epic journey – stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff – pedals along from 4–30 October.

As Dave explains: “Like many others, cancer has impacted on my life. It took my Mum, Lynne, in 2017. She had inoperable lung cancer, and it was not smoking-related.”

In an ironic turn, Dave’s mother had not long retired from her role with Nottingham City Hospital in England, only to return as a patient for regular chemotherapy and oncology appointments over several years.

“I was there with her at the end, and it was very tough to watch your own mother wither away in front of you,” Dave says.

Dealing with grief and wanting to create a positive response, Dave has opted to literally climb on his bike and cycle the length of New Zealand.

Epic physical challenge is familiar for Dave, having completed The Triple Seven in 2012. While Director of Boarding at Scotch College in Adelaide, Dave ran seven marathons in seven days in the seven main Australian cities to raise funds for Yalari, an indigenous education trust placing indigenous students in Australian boarding schools.

Flower’s House students are already onboard with Dave’s mission, having made a significant donation to his cause while three former House families are providing accommodation along the route. Any contributions from Flower’s House Old Boys will also be appreciated.

You can see Dave’s journey and also make a donation in support of Lung Foundation NZ.

You can also follow lynnesride22 on Instagram by scanning the QR code below.