Peter Smith – Profile
Peter Reaburn and I first met in 1977 on the beach at Coolangatta, while competing in the Queensland Surf Life Saving Titles. We discovered that we were studying Human Movement Studies together at University of Queensland and have been friends ever since. We played rugby and touch football together, surfed together, and went to each other’s weddings.
After Uni, I became an Air Traffic Controller, working in Mt. Isa, Sydney, Newcastle, Archerfield, and Brisbane. I retired in 2014. As an ATC, I still was involved in sport and exercise. I taught aerobics, coached rugby union, touch football, and was the strength and conditioning coach for a women’s hockey club. I also refereed rugby.
I had two children, one of who represented Australia in hockey. And through hockey, I became a sports commentator for a Livestreaming company. For the past 8 years I have been commentating hockey, water polo, and volleyball.
I was devastated to hear of Claire’s diagnosis with Rare Ovarian Cancer (ROC). I am honoured that Peter has asked me to help make this Ride for Research happen.
Amazing job Pete and crew!
Peter you are a great supporter of women. Thanks for all your effort sorry you didn’t get to finish. Rose
Sorry you didn’t get to finish Pete. Good for you for supporting a women’s health issue.
Great cause. Well done Smithy!
Fantastic work Smithy!
Shocking cancer that targets young babies is unfathomable!
Congrats on drawing attention to the underfunding of research … we all must donate & do our best to advise others if this cancer & the dire situation of sufferers.
Well done Peter & everyone involved…
It’s not easy so thank you for your efforts.
Best wishes, Catherine
Good stuff, Smithy…such a worthwhile cause. Best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and profitable ride!
Go you good thing
Allez, allez Peter ! Bonne chance
Great effort and keep safe!
“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” — John Howard, US cyclist
Peter, may your engine be strong and the passenger content.
Good onya Peter Smith
Good luck Peter and to all the team.
Thanks Peter for being a great example of how Aussies love and support our mates. Honouring Claire this way is awesome. Safe travels to you and your mate ‘Ray’.
looks like a great ride mate. I’ll sit on your shoulders some of the way
Great cause. Keep those legs pumping. Remember the hills are your friend Peter!
Ursula & Peter
Fantastic effort Pete. This is certainly a great cause, supported by great people and ridden by Superb Cyclists, like you..! Well done…”How good is this”..?
P.S. Our Manly Chain Gang and some other invited cycos are planning a “Virtual Ride” on the Sunday 1st of May in support of you group. Take care and keep safe. Cheers…J & C 🚴♀️ 🚴🏻
Well done mate, stay safe.
Savour the downhill sections of the ride Pete & try to smile through the uphills!
Safe travels. 🙂
Great job and cause Peter!
I understand the need for research having lost a dear friend with cancer. A great cause. All the best Pete and all your co-riders. Good on you
Great effort Peter, I know the training is tough, buts its for a fabulous cause.
Dad, we are so proud of you!
Awesome Pete, hope you have a great ride, for a great cause. 👍🚴♂️💨💨
Great cause Pete. Stay safe mate.
Good work Smithy. “Make my day :-)”
Well done Peter and Team
Top effort Peter. Such a great cause
Proud to support you x
Good on you Pete.
Go you good things!
Great work Peter . Stay safe xx
Love your work!
All the best for your ride Pete
Safe travels Pete.