• Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

What is your nickname?

Where do you work and what is your role?
I'm the principal at Scott Carpenter Architect, although this year we'll be re-branding as Create Architecture.

How long have you been cycling?
I've been mountain biking since 1998, and road cycling since 2014.

What inspired you to sign up for a Smiling for Smiddy event?
I’ve enjoyed a few multi-day charity rides in the past and after following the 2016 Adelaide to Uluru Smiddy Challenge, I felt the Smiddy bunch were a good fit and an organisation I’d love to work with for an extremely important cause while doing what I love. In early 2017 I lost one of my good mates to cancer so it was the final inspiration needed to put my butt on a bike seat, train the house down and tackle Tassie!

What does it mean to you to raise money for cancer research?
I’m always quick to donate but getting involved and doing much more is personally fulfilling. I feel that we (society) are close to finding a cure, we just have to. I think our lifestyle has somehow increased the rate of cancer and we just need to work out how to eradicate this insidious disease. Research is the key.

How do you plan to fundraise?
I'm teaming up with the Harcourts guys and we have an awesome raffle with the major prize a Giant TCR Advanced SL1 Disk road bike valued at $6,999! 

What’s your favourite post-ride beverage?
Beer please, preferably in a very large glass.

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go for a ride?
My ritual is to always do a bike check, while my superstition is left shoe first, always!


The Mater Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 96723184640.