By LUKE VOOGT
MOTHER of four Cathy Slevin is one of several Ocean Grove cyclists who will ride in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race this month.
Although Cathy’s a keen rider, it’s the first time she’s ridden in the event.
“I haven’t done anything like this before,” she said.
Cathy will ride in memory of her father Brian, who died a couple years ago at the age of 68.
Brian was riding enthusiast, competing when he was younger and volunteering for numerous cycling events.
He also competed at the Australian Masters Games.
“He would have been rapt that it goes through Barwon Heads and Geelong,” Cathy said.
“If he was alive he would have been so excited I was doing this.”
Cathy’s riding in the 68km Peoples Ride and has been training by riding roughly 20km a week, to the Barwon Heads Airport and 13th Beach Windmill.
“I’ve been trying to get out at least once a week but its hard juggling work and the kids,” she said.
Cathy hopes to see her family cheering her on during the race.
“They won’t be getting dinner if they don’t,” she joked.
“No – they are very excited.”