SEVERAL Australia Post employees have joined together to ride in memory of former workmate Andrew Bingley in Sunday's Western Tiers cycling challenge.
Until his death in a road accident in June 2011 Bingley was an avid cyclist and a member of the Northern Vets Cycling Club.
The idea of forming a team to race in honour of Bingley came from Anton Spencer and Chris Ridgeway who were two of his closest mates at Australia Post.
"We chose to enter the team for the New Horizons Western Tiers Challenge because Andrew grew up in the Deloraine-Westbury area, he also trained and raced on the same roads that we will be riding on," Spencer said.
"Other than keeping fit our motivation for putting together this team is to educate the community and create awareness of cyclists on the road as well as support the New Horizons organisation.
"We have created an open team which means that any member of the public that wants to ride in the challenge can join us.
"We are doing it as a tribute to Andrew,".
The Western Tiers challenge will be held for the eighth time on Sunday starting at the Prospect Park sports ground and organisers have set six distances to suit cyclists of all ages.
Rides will vary from 170 kilometres to 24 kilometres and will include a teams corporate challenge with the winning team decided on the most distance covered.
The entry fee is $35 which includes lunch.
Organisers are looking to set new records with the number of riders and the amount raised for the New Horizons Club and Youngtown Rotary Club.