THERE are times when tragedy and loss can be the biggest motivators in life.
For 24-year-old Israeli Tom Peled, this was certainly the case. His father died of cancer in 2011 after an eight-year battle with the disease. “I didn’t have a goal or purpose. It was a hard time for all of us,” he said.
Peled realized that he needed a physical outlet to manage his grief. He embarked on a cycling journey through six European countries.
“It was a hard experience being by myself and managing myself,” Peled recalled.