The 14th year of one of Northern Tasmania's most active fundraisers is set to click into gear with a $20,000 goal in sight.
The Tamar Valley Cycling Challenge, which features the well-known Sally's Ride, has been scheduled for November 14 and is calling on registrations.
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Thirteen years and about $260,000 of fundraising later, the challenge will support City Mission's The Mish program and focus on youth suicide prevention and resilience in Tasmania.
Tamar Valley Cycling Challenge chairman Chris Griffin said the intention of the ride was particularly salient at a time when mental health and suicide was under the microscope.
"This year, during a pandemic, to be able to promote cycling as a health pursuit, as a way to support mental health in our young people is more important than ever," he said.
He said the challenge was looking forward to partnering with The Mish which "aligned with the challenge values".
City Mission chief executive Stephen Brown said the funds would help with mentoring young people who had disengaged from education or work.
"[The mentoring] helps enable the young people to have the necessary support to find a pathway back from anxiety and some of the situations they can find themselves in," he said.
This challenge would consist of five rides - 100, 70, 45, 25, 10 and family and 25 kilometres - all finishing at Royal Park.
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