Cyclists from Harden, Cootamundra, Junee and Stockinbingal have joined forces to take part in the 'Great Cycle Challenge' to raise money for kids cancer research.
"My friend Wendy Millyn from the Cootamundra Bugs has been doing this challenge for a few years now, so when she asked me to join her team, 'The Stockinbingal Team', I said yes straight away." Team member Rhonda Douglas said.
"I originally set my challenge at 500km for the month of October, but then upped it to 800km. I ride a fair bit, and whatever discomfort I may feel during this 800km, is nothing compared with what those kids go through."
The Great Cycle Challenge has been running for the past six years and invites individuals and groups to set themselves a challenge of how far they think they can ride their bikes within the month of October. All money raised goes to research into children's cancers in Australia.
The Stockinbingal Team was started by Wendy Millyn, and includes her son Isaac, husband Graham, her 89 year old mum Grace, Rhonda and a few other keen volunteers.
"In the six years that it has been happening, the Great Cycle Challenge has grown to be one of the biggest cycling events in Australia." Ms Millyn said.
"Cyclists from all over Australia have ridden a combined 13 341 418 km and have raised more than $16.3 million. Our team currently has 12 team members and has raised, as of Wednesday morning, a total of $3 600. A great result for the first week of the challenge."'
Ms Millyn's husband Graham has also accepted a dare from the community and will be doing a ride around Stockinbingal in his undies. A date to follow with this one.
Ms Millyn's 89 year old mother Grace was keen to get involved in raising money for the challenge.
"I watched the riders head off one day and thought, 'why can't I do something to raise money as well?'" Mrs Millyn said.
"I had a stationary bike from when I had my knee operation, and so I decided to join in and raise some money also."
Mrs Millyn rode 40 - 50km last year and this year, has already ridden 35 for this year's event.
"I set a target of 40km, but I think I might have to raise it a bit higher - I must be getting younger!" Mrs Millyn said.
Anyone who is interested in donating can do so by going to the 'Great Cycle Challenge' Facebook page and search for 'The Stockinbingal Team'.
For anyone who is looking to get some exercise and join in the 'Great Bicycle challenge', call Wendy Millyn on 0458 104 567 and get peddling for a cure for children's cancer.