Our 2014 Team

Andrew Coldbeck

Occupation: Self employed Bike: BMC SL 01 Road racer Years riding: 3 KMs per week: 400+ Your motivation for riding: I simply, want to do more. To see how our fundraising efforts are used and appreciated by such worthy people, the bonds formed you inevitably form with other riders and crew and the physical challenge of the riding has inspired me to take on the Beat Cancer Tour.

Andrew McDermott

Occupation: Real estate agent and retired professional footballer Bike: Pinarello FP2 Years riding: 3 KMs per week: 250 Your motivation for riding: I have always wanted to experience how tough the professional courses are and I thought it would be great preparation for the Ironman in Melbourne I am training for in March 2014. I also like to participate in one charity event per year and contributing my time to a great cause like the Cancer Council is very rewarding.


Bill Griggs

Occupation: Aeromedical and Trauma doctor Bike: Baum Corretto Years riding: 2 KMs per week: 250+ Your motivation for riding: I have seen too many people including my own family and friends affected by cancer. I know first hand how research can make a huge difference in medicine, but it costs money. The Beat Cancer Tour rides are tough, but beating cancer is tougher. Thanks very much to all those people who are supporting me by donating.


Braden O’Shea

Occupation: Student

Bike: Merida 907 (road) BT Edge (Track)

Years riding: 4

KMs per week: 400

Your motivation for riding: Would love to see a cure for cancer.


Chris Halley

Occupation: National Plant Systems Coordinator – John Holland Rail

Bike: Specialized S Works Venge SRAM 11 Speed (Proudly supported by Hampton Cycles Vic)

Years riding: 8

KMs per week: 450 on average. Over 22,000kms completed last year.

Your motivation for riding: Last year I lost my mother in law after a very short battle with cancer, this has prompted my eldest daughter to join me as a volunteer on this ride.


Chris White

Occupation: Director – Consulting

Bike: Cannondale Super Six EVO and BH Ultralight

Years riding: 30

KMs per week: 500+

Your motivation for riding: Staying active is so important for our long term health and well being. As a cancer survivor strength and mobility/well being were some of the attributes that I relied upon to win the fight against the insidious disease that cancer is. Finally continuing to race my bike gives me goals to achieve and structure from which to achieve them.


Curtis Allen

Bike: Specialised Stumpjumper FSR

Years riding: 15

KMs per week: 100

Your motivation for riding: Always happy to help for a good cause!


Darren Walker

Occupation: Hospitality Business Owner

Bike: S works Venge EPS Limited Edition

Years riding: 5

KMs per week: 350+

Your motivation for riding: I just love it….


Deryck Walker

Occupation: Strata Manager

Bike: BMC SLR01

Years riding: 7

KMs per week: 200 – 250

Your motivation for riding: To raise money in the name of a good friend who passed away from cancer last year. For more information on my motivation and Beat Cancer Tour journey check out my blog.



Fabian Williams

Occupation: Transport Ops Coordinator

Bike: S Works Venge

Years riding: 4

KMs per week: 350+

Your motivation for riding: My motivation for riding in the Beat Cancer Tour is to combine my passion for cycling and to make a difference. I have also lost family members to cancer and will be thinking of them as I take on the challenge.


Fiona Yard

Occupation: Flight Nurse, RFDS Cairns

Bike: BMC TMR01

Years riding: 3.5

KMs per week: 50 – 200

Your motivation for riding: The motto ‘Beat Cancer’ – which is what I did last year!


Greg Sharplin

Occupation: Cancer Researcher

Bike: Scott CR1 Pro

Years riding: 7

KMs per week: 250

Your motivation for riding: Over the years I have seen many people affected by cancer including family members and friends, and every day I am lucky enough to work with those who are striving to lessen the burden of cancer on our community – from the researchers and health care professionals through to the passionate volunteers and fundraisers – all of whom are doing what they can to help beat cancer. This is my motivation for riding.


James Pan

Occupation: Management Consultant

Bike: Cervelo R3-SL, Zipp 303 and SRAM Red

Years riding: 29

KMs per week: 350

Your motivation for riding: The Beat Cancer Tour combines two things that are important to me riding and funding cancer research. My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Cancer patients, survivors and the community need world class treatment, research and education.


Jono Tucker

Occupation: Event Manager / Group fitness instructor

Bike: Specialised Tarmac

Years riding: 6

KMs per week: 400

Your motivation for riding: I’ve had family members and friends who have been affected by various forms of cancer. The charity is a wonderful organisation so to be part of an event to raise funds and awareness for them is fantastic! Also, what an amazing opportunity! Riding the Tour Down Under course each day before the Pro’s and to live like a Pro for a week! Wow! I can’t wait!!


Klaus Zimmermann

Occupation: Company Director

Bike: Giant Defy

Years riding: 20

KMs per week: 100

Your motivation for riding: Just to be part of a great event and assist the cancer project.


Michael Long

Occupation: Event Producer

Bike: Pinarello Dogma

Years riding: too many to remember

KMs per week: 400

Your motivation for riding: for rehabilitation and hopefully to inspire others to stay positive and healthy.

Michael Owen

Occupation: Engineer

Bike: BH Ultralight

Years riding: 18

KMs per week: 800

Your motivation for riding: Cancer is a bummer…take it from a survivor!

Nik Wyman

Occupation: CFO AMP Control

Bike: Pinarello Dogma

Years riding: 25

KMs per week: 250

Your motivation for riding: It is a great distraction from work as well are bringing people together from all walks of life, people who would not otherwise interact.


Paul Bowden

Occupation: Owner Operator of recyclebikes.com.au

Bike: Pinarello Dogma 2 with SRAM Red 22

Years riding: 29

KMs per week: 680

Your motivation for riding: Freedom, health & fitness and because my Dad is undergoing treatment for cancer.


Scott Ingram

Occupation: Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 with Campagnolo 11 Speed Super Record

Years riding: 40

KMs per week: 300+

Your motivation for riding: I was basically born in a Veolodrome! My Dad was a pro cyclist and I’ve grown up always riding. I was motivated to join this tour because of my role as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. I see the devastation cancer causes on a daily basis.


Tracey Curran

Occupation: Structural/ Civil Engineer and Architectural Building Designer

Bike: The road bike is “The Brother” and is an Argon18 Gallium Pro

Years riding: 7

KMs per week: 250+

Your motivation for riding: For enjoyment and fitness. I love riding in new areas and challenging myself to go further, faster and climb more.


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