Pulling the bike out of the shed was something Aidan Marr thought he could easily do to keep active while sport was cancelled.
But he wanted to do more.
He searched around for a fundraiser that would challenge him personally, and have the potential to help others.
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The Peter Mac Unite Your Way caught his attention. He said it was hard to think of anyone in his life who hadn't been touched in some way by cancer.
The Unite Your Way campaign encourages participants to either choose to ride 200km or walk 60km over 10 days from October 15-24.
Mr Marr wanted to up the ante and decided he could do more.
"I'm cycling over 350km in the same space of time and have really set myself a challenge," he said.
"It takes me about an hour and 20 minutes on the bike to reach 35km - to do it ten days straight will be tough.
"I thought the 200km wasn't going to be challenging enough for me personally so thought why not set a goal I would have to really work towards."
Mr Marr is a former competitive road and track cyclist. He said training for the 10 days had given him the drive to continue to do exercise under the coronavirus restrictions.
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"I got the bike back out when basketball and football were called off," he said.
"Sport is always going to start back up eventually and I didn't want to be behind in my fitness.
"Exercise for me helps keep me mentally healthy as well."
Donations can be made at https://my.unitetofightcancer.org.au/aidan-marr.
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