Milton started the New Year with a 96km ride in the fifth annual Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic on 6 January from Loftus (Sutherland) to Kiama.
'I liked the idea of combining cycling, raising money for cancer research and remembering a legendary Australian sporting legend,' said Milton.
Just three months following surgery, he admits 96km was probably too ambitious.
'I entered the ride in October, thinking it would be a great training ride. I was so embarrassed to have to take a break in the middle and really relieved when I finished,' laughed Milton. 'It taught me to be more patient with my recovery.'