Cancer battle inspires ride

AUSTRALIAN actor Samuel Johnson will ride into Bacchus Marsh this Friday, his first pit stop on a national tour on a unicycle to raise $1 million for breast cancer research. 

The Crackerjack and Secret Life of Us star is aiming to break a world record for the most distance travelled on a unicycle (15,000 kilometres). 

Johnson, who will traverse Mt Kosciusko, Ayres Rock and down into Lake Eyre, is scheduled to arrive at Jeff Jones Plants and Produce at 6pm after leaving Federation Square earlier that day. 

Johnson’s Love Your Sister journey has been inspired by his sister Connie, who was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.