Ever since he rode across America as a young man, the bike has been a force for good in the life of Geoff Coombes. He’s been able to translate those life-changing experiences on the bike into immense good for the world, starting the Tour de Cure in his native Australia and raising millions of dollars to find a cure for cancer.
Geoff has had some big adventures in his life, from that months-long bike trip across the U.S. to seeing South America by bus (and a boat, up the Amazon), amongst many other chapters in a three-year stint of travel. His biggest adventure, however, might just be what came after that.
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On another bike tour, he says he remembers chatting with some people and saying, “Imagine if you could do this for a cause.” Fast forward to 2007 and that sentiment turned into the first Tour de Cure.