• Geoff Ney

Geoff Ney (pictured middle)

What is your nickname? 
Ney Ney

Where do you work and what is your role? 
I’m a Maintenance Supervisor at Qld Coal Mines 

How long have you been cycling?
18 months

What rides have you done with Smiling for Smiddy?
I did the 2017 Alice to Darwin Smiddy Challenge and this year I’ve signed up for the 2018 Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge.

What inspired you to sign up for a Smiling for Smiddy event and what keeps you coming back? 
I signed up to Alice to Darwin on the spur of the moment as I’d only been cycling for four months at that stage. I saw it as a way to make a difference for future generations. And I keep coming back because the extended Smiddy family make it so easy to come back

What does it mean to you to raise money for cancer research?  
I lost a very good friend to cancer in October last year, so for me, it’s about the legacy we leave for our kids and their kids.

How do you plan to fundraise? 
I start off with mass emails to everyone through work and then move onto social media. This year, we are looking at hosting a sportsmans dinner in town.

What’s your favourite post-ride beverage? 
Generally a cold beer

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go for a ride? 
Remember to wear my knicks

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