More than 100 volunteers are working around the clock ahead of Sunday’s Sally’s Ride event.
The annual cycling fundraiser which raises awareness for youth mental health and suicide prevention, is expected to attract up to 600 riders.
Run by the Rotary Club of Central Launceston since 2009, event co-chairman Alan Harris said Sunday is shaping up to be another fantastic event.
“We pretty much start planning for next year’s event the day after the ride finishes,” he said.
“It is very much 12 months in the making and there are a lot of people who work tirelessly to make it happen.”
Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Central Launceston, West Tamar, George Town, Evandale as well as the Tamar Bicycle Users Group, Ravenswood Heights Primary School and Ulysses Motorcycle Club have all been working tirelessly in the lead up to the event.
Mr Harris said this year’s addition of a 10 kilometre family-friendly circuit is a perfect opportunity for kids and their parents to participate in a fun, friendly event.
Members of the TIS racing team are also expected in the 160-kilometre challenge event.
Sally’s Ride 2017 will kick off at Royal Park Launceston at 7am on Sunday, with all entry fees donated to causes that support initiatives to improve the mental health of young people.
Last minute registrations will be available for some events on Sunday morning.
For more information visit www.sallysride.com.au.
If you need help, contact Lifeline on 131 114.