Paul Crack knows he’s going to have to put in a big effort next Friday from 7pm.
In fact, his ride at the Sebastopol Velodrome with be at least 10 hours longer than anything he has done before.
He will ride for 24 hours straight for a new leg of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute’s Cycle Classic, the Ride24Research.
“The main reason for doing this is stupidity I guess. Hopefully we’ll raise a bit more awareness, raise some money,” he said.
The Sebastopol-Ballarat Cycling Club member has extra motivation to help FECRI, with cancer hitting one side of his family hard.
“My uncle had cancer eight years ago, and passed away six or seven years ago, his wife was diagnosed, and then her brother got cancer. My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer,” he said.
“They got it quite early (with my mother) and managed to treat it, they think quite successfully,” he said.
You can support Mr Crack at gofundme.com/24hour4research and find more information on the event at ballaratcycleclassic.com.au.