Barry Cable’s ride for McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation nearing end


Josh Catalano and Barry Cable expect to finish their ride in Midland today.
Josh Catalano and Barry Cable expect to finish their ride in Midland today.

AFL legend Barry Cable has swapped football boots for lycra this week, embarking on a 1000km ride from Esperance to Perth for the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

The 72-year-old left Esperance on Saturday, stopping at towns throughout the south on the way, before riding into his hometown of Narrogin on Wednesday.

Yesterday morning, the former Perth and Kangaroos star set off on the 137km trek to York, where he and fellow rider Josh Catalano were expected to spend their final night after the Gazette went to press.

Mr Cable and Mr Catalano, a former Masterchef contestant, will ride the final 82km of the journey today to Midland, where they will be greeted with a formal finish event to welcome them back to Perth.

Despite being in good physical fitness and riding 500km a week, Mr Cable said this would be his last great ride for charity.