GFB Team

Go for Broke would not be possible without the great work of committed individuals, organisations and volunteers.

Name

Ed Kirk

Role

President

Age

53

Bike

Specialized Tarmac

Background Briefing

Ed is a bike riding tragic. His wife is always telling him he spends more time on his bike than with her. Likes to race crits & state handicaps occasional mixed up with some gran fondos. Often seen abusing taxi drivers and wayward drivers while commuting in and out of the city from home.

Worst Bike Accident

Fell into a passing HiLux doing 80. Finished up in the middle of the road with a bike in two pieces, a small graze and sore shoulder (from hitting the car’s wing mirror).

 

Name

Inaki Gonzalez

Role

Treasurer

Age

Older than Ed

Bike

Focus Paralane 2017 e-tap

Background Briefing

Took up cycling seven years ago and has never been fitter or healthier, despite advancing years. His past career in banking & accounting would have suited cycling, but even now as a sales specialist traveling the country for Codafile he still manages over 200km a week.
Often seen riding from home in Hornsby up to Brooklyn and back on Tuesday (The Dash) and Thursday nights, Inaki (aka Speedy) is a member of Northern Sydney Cycle Club. He loves the clubs’ regular social rides and is always helping new members and telling bad jokes at the back of the peloton.

 

Name

Jo Magson

Role

Women's & Volunteer Coordinator

Age

Not as old as Ed

Bike

Focus

Background Briefing

Jo’s first bike was a trusty mountain bike. Great mountain bike but Jo hated the thought of people overtaking her all the time. Competitive, never! Suddenly a new road bike made it’s way into the Christmas stocking and she never looked back. Her husband Richard (who’s also helping with this years ride) and Jo ride regularly together. AKA the Dynamic Duo. Jo and Richard now ride with a regular group that has formed organically after many bike tours and a mutual love of social riding.

Jo loves seeing the country from her bike.  Her teenage boys think that mum and dad are mad, “Why do you get up so early on a Sunday”.

 

Worse Bike Accident

On a ride from Sydney to Bowral, Jo and a riding friend were trying to catch a peloton. While working hard to reach the bunch Jo clipped her friends’ rear wheel and came off, sliding across 2 lanes of traffic.  Luckily there where no cars in her path. Jo walked away with a few bruises with the groups’ support car coming to her aid.

Name

James Hickey

Role

Secretary

Age

42

Bike

Cannondale SuperX Force 1 SE

Background Briefing

Background Briefing
James has been involved with GFB from its foundation year in 2016.
Starting the relationship as a sponsor and now on the board to help grow the GFB brand and continue to scale our efforts to raise funds and awareness for mental health.
A casual rider who likes to spend more time on the gravel these days and who’s training efforts seems to magically spike each year 6 weeks out before the GFB event.
Married with two boys, spending his working life leading companies through growth and helping them realise their visions.
You will always find him as a Group 1 Ride Captain, cruising and having a chat to enjoy the day out.

Worst Bike Accident

James takes the trophy for this one; getting hit from behind at 60km/h while on a morning ride causing multiple fractures to his face, vertebrae. But at least he got his new bike to as cool souvenir to take on/off road and still enjoy our great sport.

Ed Kirk

GFB Team