Combining her love of the bike and Ride 4 Research Natalie feels is the perfect way to support fundraising for ovarian cancer research.

ROC Inc Ride 4 Research rider profile: Natalie Watson “Just keep moving” This is my personal motto and applies to so many areas of my life. Having served in the Defence Force for 20 years, I use this motto on a daily basis to help with the injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of my service. In more recent times I worked as a human behavioural specialist for a rescue helicopter service before medically retiring in 2019. I’ve always considered myself to be an active person from little athletics as a kid, to running 100 mile endurance events and […]

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My pain for 9 days will not compare to the pain endured by cancer victims. I will ride for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Ride 4 Research rider Profile of Ken Theodore Hi I’m Ken Theodore, from Townsville in North Queensland. Up until 12 years ago, swimming had been my main form of exercise. Fortunately at that time, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and complete a half-marathon. The pain that followed led me to a physio who told me that my body shape was not for running nor swimming and suggested that I take up cycling! Little did I know, a colleague of mine was a cyclist wanting to return to road riding. Within 2 years, we had established a […]

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Mara is using her passion for cycling to ride 900km for ovarian cancer research.

Ride 4 Research Rider profile: Mara Ferraro When you commit to anything in life, you need to do it with a smile.  This has been my approach to cycling, work and family. Cycling has been my passion for the past 15 years, though I did graduate from the local triathlon series scene first.  I can still remember the fun and excitement of getting back on the bike for the first time after a long break.  My priorities for a little while in the past were directed to raising 3 wonderful children, who have now started their own life journeys away […]

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Michael is cutely aware of the challenges that cancer presents. Riding 900km to raise funds for Rare Ovarian Cancer.

Ride 4 Research Rider Profile Michael Dalton I’m 66 years old from Emu Park in Central Queensland. I am married to Sandy and have two sons Nicholas and Liam. I currently work in the water and sewage section for Livingstone Shire Council and prior to that spent many years in the minerals industry. My sporting career commenced with swimming where I won state and national masters swimming titles in butterfly culminating in 4th placing and 5th placing in the 200m & 100m butterfly events respectively at 1996 World Master Swimming Championships in Sheffield England. From there I progressed to running […]

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I am cycling 900km for my Daughter who was diagnosed with a Rare Ovarian Cancer at 19 years old

Rider Profile: Stephen Mitchell My daughter Katelyn was diagnosed in September 2020 with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumour (JGCT), a very rare form of ovarian cancer. Katelyn has had 2 operations, 1 to remove a Tumor and the 2nd to remove an ovary. At the time of her diagnoses the lack of information about this form of cancer lead Katelyn (also leaning on Lynnette and I) to decided that her treatment would be ‘watch n wait’. Chemotherapy was an option but was ineffective as the cancer can still reoccur. As of September 2021 Katelyn is well and all scans have been […]

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Honoured to help a mate to make Ride 4 Research happen

ROC Inc Ride 4 Research 2022 – Rider Profile Peter Smith Peter Reaburn and I first met in 1977 on the beach at Coolangatta, while competing in the Queensland Surf Life Saving Titles. We discovered that we were studying Human Movement Studies together at University of Queensland and have been friends ever since. We played rugby and touch football together, surfed together, and went to each other’s weddings. After Uni, I became an Air Traffic Controller, working in Mt. Isa, Sydney, Newcastle, Archerfield, and Brisbane. I retired in 2014.  As an ATC, I still was involved in sport and exercise. […]

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