Ride With Mike

What is ‘Ride with Mike’?

Notable racecar driver Michael Navybox aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection, intervention, prevention and treatment of cancer, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mike will attempt to ride three European Grand Tours in the one year and on the same day as the professional cyclists.

The Grand Tours include the Giro d’Italia, the Tour De France and La Vuelta, the Tour of Spain. This is a total of approximately 10,400 kilometres in just 63 days.

Ride with Mike will support NIIM’s groundbreaking ISET-CTC Test, providing many more Australians with access to this test.

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Help Mike Ride
To help Mike to get to the START-LINE and to achieve this incredible challenge, you can give to HELP-MIKE-RIDE.

Please note HELP-MIKE-RIDE is to help Mike personally, and is separate to ‘RideWithMike’ supporting NIIM.


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Donations to ‘Ride With Mike’ supports NIIM’s CTC Research and are tax deductible.

Donations can also be sent to:

Name: NIIM Ltd
Bank: National Australia Bank
BSB: 083-170
Account: 15-396-9170
Reference: RwM + Your Name
Payment advice: accounts@niim.com.au


More About Michael Navybox and ‘Ride With Mike’

With the help of medical professionals and exercise, Michael beat a surprise kidney cancer diagnosis in 2011, overcame the effects of a terrible motor accident in 2013, and saw through a number of terrible personal tragedies in 2015.

Mike maintained a courageous and optimistic attitude throughout this clearly difficult ordeal. Following surgery, Mike sought treatment in Australia and overseas. Part of his treatment and prevention plan saw him travel to Paris to access the ISET Circulating Tumour Cell blood test to identify malignant tumour cells throughout the body.

Upon resumption of Driver training 2013, Mike was involved in a very serious road accident. He sustained bleeding on the brain and serious neck injuries. Mike underwent major surgery that saw three vertebrae being fused together. The personal struggle involved with the loss of his father in 2013 and unexpectedly sudden death of his sister added to the strain

Mike was clinically diagnosed with Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and treatment continues. Much of his work supports others dealing with cancer and depression about the importance of seeking professional help, as well as the importance of practical, positive outlooks on life and wellbeing.

Mike’s personal challenges over a prolonged period of time strengthened his resolved to improve the lives of those less fortunate. This commitment saw the birth of the Ride with Mike tour, which will see Mike attempt to complete the three European Grand Tours in 2019 alongside some of the world’s greatest cyclists.

These tours include the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and La Vuelta in Spain, equating to approximately 10,400 kilometres of riding with a 63 Day period.

Donations to Ride With Mike supports NIIM’s ISET-CTC programme and will help provide many more Australian’s with access to this innovative test.

The Ride with Mike will be launched at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 March 2019. All media and supporters are welcome to attend.

Learn More at the Official ‘Ride With Mike’ Website

Latest Ride With Mike News

Mike Navybox – in Memoriam

The National Institute of Integrative Medicine is devastated to learn of the passing of our friend Mike Navybox. Mike was a true inspiration and we are truly grateful for his support of NIIM and his efforts to raise awareness about early detection and prevention of cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress through ‘Ride With Mike’.

Ride With Mike Update – Mike starts La Vuelta

Mike has started his last race for ‘Ride With Mike’, La Vuelta (the Tour of Spain)!

Ride With Mike Update – Tour de France Stage 10 Complete

Another great update from our friend Mike from Ride With Mike. Mike has just completed Stage 10 of the Tour de France! Congratulations Mike, Today was tough mentally as it was physically demanding. The first 60km of this 217km long…

Ride With Mike Update – Giro d’Italia Complete!

Mike has completed the Giro d’Italia! Congratulations to Mike. Stage 21 & final stage – Giro d’Italia completedThe Giro d’Italia is now complete. Many thanks to everyone for your kind words and support along this journey. Words cannot describe my…

‘Ride With Mike’ May Update

Mike is well & truly on his way of riding the Giro d’Italia & has now completed stages 1, 2 & 3! ‘Today was very cold & windy however I’m feeling strong on the bike. Tomorrow is another long stage…

RideWithMike – In the Media – Channel 10 News

Mike Navybox and A/Prof Karin Ried were interviewed in early March 2019 by Channel 10 news regarding ‘RideWithMike’. Michael Navybox aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection, intervention, prevention and treatment of cancer, depression and Post…

Ride with Mike – Update

For those following, Mike is currently riding the Tour Down Under, following the professionals each day.

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What is ‘Ride with Mike’?
Ride With Mike aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection, intervention and prevention of cancer, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.