About Vision Crusaders

In November of 2010, Klaus Bartosch was overweight, limping due to arthritis in his right knee and generally feeling poorly. At the encouragement of his wife, Edith, he joined West Burleigh Vision Personal Training to commence a journey of change. Damian Glynn, the owner of this gym, became his trainer.

In March 2011, after loosing over 10kg, rebuilding the muscle in his leg. Klaus felt like he had achieved what he had started. Damian though knew better. He taunted Klaus with suggestions of new goals but Klaus was not motivated by fitness goals. In passing, as a joke, Damian suggested that Klaus consider the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in August. Damian didn’t know much more but Klaus went home that day after training to return to training the next morning.

Damian was not to know that he had hit a nerve. Klaus was a cancer survivor having had his first serious melanoma in 2000 and a second in 2003. That night he had signed up. He arrived at the gym the next day and let Damian know he had signed. Riding on his own was never going to be enough. He wanted to build a team and Damian offered his help encouraging other Vision Personal Training clients to take interest.

This is how it all began.

Then on August 20, 2011, 5am, we all started to gather at the starting line in Brisbane. Excited and feeling invincible. Klaus was invited to address all riders at the opening ceremony with his own story. It was an honor he will never forget.

Follow the link to the page that talks about this first ride for more details. Many of the photo’s on this web site are from that original journey. A journey that brought together a group of people who became good friends as a result.

Vision Crusaders was born. We intend to make an impact. An epic impact to help rid the world of this terrible disease and will take on other challenges for similar causes.

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The Crusaders

Sharon Robson of Joyner, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Klaus Bartosch of QLD, Australia view profile...
Jeanette McGhee of Annerley, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Nicole Whelan of Altona North, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Greg Leitch of Seabrook, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Tim Wakeman of Cedar Vale, Brisbane, QLD, Australia view profile...
Trenton MacLeod of Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia view profile...
Dani Stevens of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Ken Dutton-Regester of Coorparoo, QLD, Australia view profile...
Nick Horne of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Josh Potter of Margate, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Matt Leasegang of Queensland, Australia view profile...
Kai Mcintyre of Newstead, QLD, Australia view profile...
Greg Beaver of Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Simon Mills of Melb., Victoria, Australia view profile...
Chris Nyssen of Palm Beach, Qld, Australia view profile...
Kim Dry of Mt Cotton, QLD, Australia view profile...
John Mitchell of Burleigh Heads, Qld, Australia view profile...

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The Crusaders

Tim Wakeman of Cedar Vale, Brisbane, QLD, Australia view profile...
Simon Mills of Melb., Victoria, Australia view profile...
Nicole Whelan of Altona North, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Klaus Bartosch of QLD, Australia view profile...
Trenton MacLeod of Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia view profile...
Chris Nyssen of Palm Beach, Qld, Australia view profile...
Kai Mcintyre of Newstead, QLD, Australia view profile...
Ken Dutton-Regester of Coorparoo, QLD, Australia view profile...
Nick Horne of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia view profile...
John Mitchell of Burleigh Heads, Qld, Australia view profile...
Jeanette McGhee of Annerley, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Dani Stevens of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Sharon Robson of Joyner, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Josh Potter of Margate, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Kim Dry of Mt Cotton, QLD, Australia view profile...
Greg Leitch of Seabrook, Victoria, Australia view profile...
Greg Beaver of Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia view profile...
Matt Leasegang of Queensland, Australia view profile...

Latest Articles

Shock News - Team Captain diagnosed with Leukaemia 3 days before Sydney RTCCKlaus Bartosch17 Oct 2013 10:36 PMShock News - Team Captain diagnosed with Leukaemia 3 days before Sydney RTCCVision Crusaders Grand Slam team captain and the man with the dream to completing all 6 Rides to Conquer Cancer event in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland and Adelaide was unexpectedly diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia just 3 days before the team completed their second RTCC event. This amazing team has raised $175,000 towards Cancer Research so far in support of completing the Grand Slam.More...Klaus Bartosch1st Available Ltdwww.1stavailable.com.au
Grand Slammers on Ten News8 Aug 2013 12:47 PMGrand Slammers on Ten NewsEach year, thousands of cyclists take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.. but not one of them has ever done six charity rides in a year. But that's the aim of a group of Queenslanders who are calling in some big names to help.More...Support PersonInology Australia Pty Ltdwww.inology.com.au
Klaus Bartosch21 Jul 2013 5:22 PMA very personal blog - following some bad newsThis is a very personal Facebook post by the Vision Crusaders Team Captain, who has consented to have it shared here. It was prompted by some bad news. Please take the time to read it and feel free to share. It's important.More...Klaus Bartosch1st Available Ltdwww.1stavailable.com.au