• Andrew Leach

Andrew Leach 

What is your nickname? 

Where do you work and what is your role? 
Harcourts South Australia – Business Development Manager

How long have you been cycling? 
12 years

What inspired you to sign up for a Smiling for Smiddy event? 
I’ve heard about the Smiling for Smiddy rides for many years and sponsored a few riders in that time. Since joining Harcourts in March I’ve seen the huge involvement they have had on many rides over the years. When the opportunity to ride Tasmania came up I jumped at the chance. This will be my first Smiddy ride and one where I will be riding privately for a friend who had a stage 4 melanoma removed several years ago and is now doing well.

What does it mean to you to raise money for cancer research? 
I think research is underfunded by government in Australia, therefore fundraising is so important to advance thinking, technology and medical outcomes.

How do you plan to fundraise?
We’ll be performing an auction of cycling memorabilia.

What’s your favourite post-ride beverage? 
A cold glass of beer

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go for a ride? 
White knicks are a no go zone.

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