Since seeing ovarian cancer kill his mother 25 years ago, former Bathurst man Warwick Campbell has been determined to help stop the disease claiming more lives.
That's where his bike comes in.
Now working as a police officer in Dubbo, Detective Senior Constable Campbell is training to ride a massive 1,400 kilometres from Sydney to Geelong, as part of the 2019 Tour de Cure.
"The majority of the money raised goes towards research to find a cure," he said.
"Cancer is one of those diseases that doesn't discriminate and while it probably won't happen in my lifetime, a world free of cancer would be something else."
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Detective Campbell's Orana Mid-Western Police District colleagues and friends have thrown their support behind his efforts.
Already, $12,000 has been donated through his online fundraising page.
"There was a fantastic response to a trivia night we had at the Dubbo Golf Club on Saturday," he said.
"$1,000 was raised, we had support from local businesses and my colleague Jill shaved her head."
Around 200 other cyclists will join Detective Campbell on the Tour de Cure from May 3-12.
"We're cycling from Martin Place in Sydney, through Kiama, Goulburn, Canberra, Jindabyne, Corryong, Beeachworth, Shepparton and Daylesford, before finishing in Geelong," he said.
This year, an estimated 145,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed.
Breast cancer is estimated to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer, followed by prostrate cancer.