Ms McManus said her father, who had been fighting a terminal brain tumour, had always done all he could to help others and she wanted to return the favour.
‘Dad was always the first person to lend a hand and help people out, so we thought it would be quite fitting because we knew he was dying and we thought it would give him some positivity by doing it,’ Ms McManus said.
Ms McManus will ride more than 400km from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia over 11 days with her sister Janine.
The Joondanna resident said she had wanted to challenge herself mentally and physically and the Cancer Council’s Ride for Hope gave her that opportunity.
Ms McManus said the support the Cancer Council offered to families in need was incredibly important.
‘One thing that we’ve got is a huge family, so we’ve got a lot of support and my sister wondered what people do when they don’t have big families, where do they get that support.
‘So knowing that the Cancer Council do what they do, we thought it would be good to give a little back,’ she said.
‘I haven’t been on a bike for a while, so it’s been interesting, but I’ve been enjoying it.’
To donate to Kerry and Janine’s ride, visit rideforhope2015.gofundraise. com.au/page/kerryand janine2873