A charity cycling tour has embarked from StGiles in Launceston with a plan to raise $10,000.
The cyclists will circumnavigate Tasmania, all the while fundraising for the children's disability service.
Italian tour company Maglia Nera is behind the charity tour, the second after an initial run in March that raised $5000 for StGiles.
Maglia Nera director Yvette Fuser said cycling was a great way to see a new country.
"Many people join our tours for the first time, with their [fitness trackers] activated ready to race," she said.
"But they notice at the end of the day they had missed so many great sites compared to their slower counterparts.
"After a few rides they begin to slow down and look around as we take them on some of the most beautiful roads for cycling."
Maglia Nera chose StGiles after Ms Fuser met Emma Barnett, 9, who has cerebral palsy.
The tour was developed as a way to put the fun in fundraising.
"It adds to our series of popular 'circumnavigation' tours which have been running for several years, including exotic locations such as Sardinia in Italy, Corsica in France, and Majorca in Spain," Ms Fuser said.
The tour will return on Saturday, December 7, for a picnic with StGiles families.
Future tours will leave annually the week before the Stan Sjieka Classic.