Get moving for chronic pain research

WOO HOOOO!  You can register for the most important cycling event of the year – UniSA’s Ride for Pain. April 29th (the Sunday directly after the NOI2012 conference).

Chronic pain research fund raiser cycle UniSA

There is something for everyone –  a choice of the easy 35km on the flat, the 45km into the hills, or for the more serious – a 100km through the Adelaide Hills.

Feast on some of the most glorious Autumn scenery on the planet and take on what promises to be a good hit out. Start gathering your team together and, for the keener ones among you, start training for the Corkscrew Pain Challenge: At the 80km mark, this aptly named 2.4km ‘shortcut’, with a max gradient of 16% and an average gradient of 9%, is not for the faint-hearted: only those prepared to grind it out will make it up. It is a great metaphor for recovering from chronic pain – not for the faint-hearted, have to be prepared to grind it out, it needs hard work, persistence (even though you feel like you are not moving fast enough – stick at it; don’t be distracted from the goal ahead of you), a whole lot of patience (you can’t go too hard early!), courage (when you want to quit, be brave!), support (your mates and family need to be on the same page).

Fasta Pasta has kindly agreed to give a main meal voucher to the first 60 who get up the hill. Fasta Pasta has also agreed to offer 20% of their bill for every Ride for Pain-er at any of their restaurants, in the week before the ride. So, if you needed an excuse to don the lycra – here it is!  If you needed an excuse to feast on good pasta after a day at the noi2012 conference – here it is! If you want to carbo-load – do it! If you needed an excuse to cruise along the beachfront for the sake of a super cause – here it is!

We have taken a while to get the formalities sorted so now we have a tight window and need your help – pass it on! Spread the word – we want bums on saddles.

Click on the picture or this link to get more information and register. Every team registration goes in the draw to win dinner for 20 at any Fasta Pasta restaurant. With your help, we can make this event so good that they put it on again next year. Come on – get moving for chronic pain research!

About Lorimer Moseley

Lorimer is NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with twenty years clinical experience working with people in pain. After spending some time as a Nuffield Medical Research Fellow at Oxford University he returned to Australia in 2009 to take up an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Clinical Neurosciences & the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He runs the Body in Mind research groups. He is the only Clinical Scientist to have knocked over a water tank tower in Outback Australia.

Link to Lorimer’s published research hereDownloadable PDFs here.


  1. Fantastic! I know a few chronic pain bloggers in Australia, and will pass this onto them. Do you know of a similar event in the US by chance?


  2. That is a fantastic idea! So disappointed that I haven’t been able to get something like that going in Canada yet. Was thinking of a run, or triathlon,….

    good slogans…
    I ride for pain
    Pain’s not optional

    enjoy the ride

  3. OOOPS! we have jumped the gun on the official website. It will be up sometime today, so come back tomorrow!