Five dads from Forster Tuncurry will be hopping on their bikes and notching up the kilometres this month in an effort to fight kids' cancer.
Matt McQuillan, Shaun Davison, Dean Glover, Mathew Smith and Tony Lumtin have joined together under the team name 'Spin Brothers' to take part in the Great Cycle Challenge.
An annual charity event, the Great Cycle Challenge sees participants set themselves a target of how many kilometres they want to ride through the month of October and then rally up support to help raise money for childhood cancer research.
Speaking to the Great Lakes Advocate on the first day of the challenge (October 1), Mr McQuillan said each member of his team was aiming to complete 500km by the end of the month, which equated to just over 16km per day.
They originally aimed to raise $2,000 between them, but considering they had already raised more than $5,000 after just a few weeks of fundraising, Mr McQuillan said they had to set the bar a little higher.
"Not saying we will but it'd be nice to hit 10 grand," he said.
"Hopefully we get more people to donate to it."
He said the inspiration to take part in the event came after Mr Glover and him spotted a poster for it at a local spin class.
Considering they all knew individuals and families who'd been affected by cancer, it didn't take much to convince the other three to join them.
"You see so many kids diagnosed with cancer," Mr McQuillan said.
"I guess the more money we can raise the more chance we've got of helping these kids in the future."
He admitted none of them were particularly keen cyclists but said the initiative was a good way to keep up their fitness.
They planned to achieve their 500km individual targets by hitting the exercise bikes at the gym during the week and getting out and doing some cycling on the weekends.
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