Geoff Ney (pictured middle)
What is your nickname?
Where do you work and what is your role?
I’m a Maintenance Supervisor at Qld Coal Mines
How long have you been cycling?
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