Michael Edgar becomes emotional when revealing his added motivation for undertaking a charity bike ride.
"Twelve months ago I lost my dad John to cancer, after a 12-month battle," he said.
"So I'm riding this year with him on my shoulder.
"Dad enjoyed riding a pushbike, so this year is riding for my dad."
When it comes to fighting and helping find a cure for childhood cancer, Mr Edgar is on the frontline.
The Horsley resident, 48, is again taking part in the annual Great Cycle Challenge, which raises funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute.
The challenge encourages cyclists throughout Australia to set their own personal riding goal throughout October to help fight kids' cancer.
After completing 500km and 600km in previous fundraisers, this October, Mr Edgar will be riding his pushbike a total of 700km to raise money for the Great Cycle Challenge.
Rather than riding this distance in one major trip, this entails Mr Edgar reaching his goal by riding regularly during the month of October.
"I've got a mate who's a bit of an inspiration, so we just ride around the lake," Mr Edgar said.
"I've got a spreadsheet made up of what dates I've got to ride, and obviously if it rains I've got to ride even further when it's clear.
"Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
"And so I am riding and raising funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer."
Mr Edgar's raised a total of almost $6000 from four past challenges, and has set a goal of raising $2500 in 2019.
"This year I've pushed myself to do 700km," he said.
"I'm working five days a week and I've got Type 1 diabetes as well, so to me it's a real challenge.
"I'm always having to watch my sugars and stop somewhere and check my blood sugars. I look at that as a bit of a battle, because you don't let something let that stop you from achieving your goal."
Although actively involved in this fundraiser, Mr Edgar said he only began cycling about five years ago.
"This is my fourth year doing it (the fundraiser), and it started off as just riding pushbikes of an afternoon just for a little bit of fitness," he said.
"I was riding a mountain bike to start with, and just recently I've got a brand new giant hybrid bike, so it's carbon fibre. So I'm looking forward this year to getting out there. With the lightness of the bike I can push myself a little further."
You can donate to his efforts here.
To participate in the challenge, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.au.
In just six years, the challenge has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia, enjoyed by more than 55,000 amateurs and professionals.