Jeff Collier

Riding For Ovarian Cancer Research

Raising funds for: Jeff Collier
72.70% Raised
$3,635.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
50 Donors

Jeff Collier

Hi, my name’s Jeff Collier and I’m from Murwillumbah in northern NSW. I have lived in the wonderful Tweed Valley for most of my life and I have been married to Cate for forty years.

We have four adult children and eight grandchildren who also live in the Tweed so there are plenty of family gatherings and celebrations.

I retired two years ago after a long and enjoyable career working and managing the local swimming pools for Tweed Shire Council. I now have more time to spend time with family, riding my bikes, helping out with community projects and just enjoying life at a slower pace.

I have always been involved with local sporting clubs and in particular the Murwillumbah Cycle Club and the Tweed Valley Triathletes. I managed to train and race while working full time for both road cycling and Olympic distance triathlon with my greatest success coming with winning the World Olympic Distance Age Group Championships in Auckland in 2012.

I am now happy to concentrate on gravel riding with some longer events thrown in to keep me motivated.

Although Cate and I have ridden our bikes all over the world, I have never been too Bright so when I heard about the Ride for Research I thought why not.  It presented a great opportunity to support the scientific staff in the work that they do and ultimately females who may be diagnosed with this life-threatening cancer all while riding my bike with like- minded people.

My philosophy on life is always be generous, be grateful, show respect to other people, maintain good health through food and exercise, contribute to society, keep learning, nurture happy relationships and be confident in my own ability.

No doubt I will endeavor to maintain my fitness over the next few months in preparedness for the challenge ahead.

I love riding hills!

 

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28 Comments

  1. Well done Jeff. Good luck on the ride you will smash it. Your nominated charity a wonderful cause,

  2. Hi Jeff, wishing you all the best for your ride. I know you’ll have a fantastic time riding those hills and all for an excellent cause! We miss you at the pool! Best of luck, Christine

  3. Putting retirement to good use Jeff.
    May the journey be everything you wish it to be.
    F*%k Cancer!

  4. No surprises you have accepted this challenge which we know you will succeed at. Go Geoff 😊

  5. Love this Jeff, we have just received some sad news relating to a family member in South Africa. Such a good cause, well done.

  6. We love your attitude and philosophy to life, Jeff! We’re proud to support your (enormous) efforts in this cause, and acknowledge the preparation such an event has taken, in addition to what ride itself will take.

  7. Claire and Peter are our closest and dearest family friends. So proud of the working they are doing for this cause, also very proud to have Jeff join the “Ride for Claire”.
    John and Judy Bonning

  8. Good reason to ride for those who can’t. I’ll be doing 3 peaks the weekend before. Roads are amazing and challenging. Go

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