Cyclists ride from M'boro, Victoria, to M'boro, Qld
RIDING all the way from Maryborough, Victoria, to Maryborough, Queensland, 15 cyclists finally finished their charity ride on Wednesday on the steps of the City Hall.
The group spent 19 days riding between the two towns, averaging 115km a day, to raise money for Alzheimer's Australia.
Team leader Paul Lamb is a regular in long distance rides and said the idea began as a joke five years ago.
It has now raised more than $21,000 to match the 2100km between the two Maryboroughs.
"We all paid for the ride ourselves so that every cent that was raised went straight to Alzheimer's Australia," he said.
Maryborough MP Anne Maddern was on the steps of the City Hall to greet the group as they rode in on Wednesday afternoon and presented them with a set of sherry glasses embossed with the State Government crest and a personal donation.
"My mother had Alzheimer's," she said.
The cyclists will meet Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell on Thursday morning to deliver a letter from their own Mayor.