Simon is a career firefighter with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade. He first witnessed the Tour de France in 2008 and returned to Australia with the intention of becoming a cycling guide. He quit his I.T. job and started working in a Melbourne bike store running the stores’ mountain bike tour and education program.
Simon has run mountain bike tours all over Victoria, including Goldfields Trail, Alpine High Country, Otways, Murray Sunset National Park and road tours from Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road. Through the bike store he begun guiding at Le Tour and has worked at many Tours de France since.