Short Circuit Cancer is a mountain bike relay event aimed at ALL mountain bike riders – young and young-at-heart, beginners and experienced. It is not a race, but an opportunity for friends and families to come together in the great outdoors and raise money that will be put toward cancer research, education and community support.

Our purpose

To raise significant funds that will be used toward cancer research and prevention, and provide support to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer and their families.

The promotion and fundraising through community events and health initiatives, including exercise, inspires and showcases the belief we have, that complimentary therapies, together with the support of family and friends plays a significant role in the management of cancer.

We are committed and passionate to make a difference. Some of the words that can be used to describe us are:
Dedicated. Compassionate. Real. Caring. Trusted. Driven. Having Fun

The Board

Short Circuit Cancer events are made possible because of a dedicated team of .....(Erica please reword and insert additional copy to reference board and other team members)nnThe Board are committed to the highest level of ethics in the management and governance of Short Circuit Cancer, ensuring full transparency and accountability at all times. The aim is that the maximum possible funds generated get directed exactly where they are needed: prevention, treatment, community education and information, and provide assistance to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer and their families.

Brent Collier

Brent completed his study of Exercise Science and rehabilitation (2001) at the University of Wollongong and is the Director of Peak Health, a leading Sydney Exercise Physiology practice. His passion is helping patients with chronic conditions, including disease, and he has been recognised for his work with cancer patients with a Fellows Award for Inspirational Leadership in the Profession (ESSA). Brent lives in Sydney with his wife and three children. On weekends you’ll find him mountain biking in the Royal National Park, or supporting his kids in their various sporting and artistic endeavours.

Erica Galea

Erica has a background in corporate marketing communications, having worked for companies including Sara Lee Group, Australian Consolidated Press and Dyson. She also works with one of Australia’s leading mountain bike event companies, combining work and play. A co-founder of the event, she’s passionate about introducing people back to nature, knowing the benefits it will bring to their lives. She lives in Sydney with her husband, two children and a growing collection of bikes, kayaks, nipper boards and running shoes.

Karen Gentles

Karen has worked in corporate marketing for over 25 years, with leading companies such as Unilever, Gillette, Rickett and Coleman and Bristol Myers. She is one of the co-founders, and is excited to be able to make a difference through this charity. She is passionate about inspiring people to live the lives they dream of and is committed to giving back to the community. Over the weekends, you will find her mountain biking, or walking her two dogs along the beach. She lives in Sydney with her two daughters, two dogs and an aging cat.

Working Group

This team is supported by a Working Group (all volunteers) who help the event come together annually.This team is supported by a volunteer Working Group for the Heathcote event, including but not limited to: Greg Andrews (Course Director + MC), Rebecca Randazzo (Kid’s sports activity coach), Chloe Bates (Volunteer Coordinator).