The second Tour de North West hit the road on Sunday to raise money for the Melanoma Institute Australia. More than 100 people travelled to Armidale from around the region as well as Sydney and Queensland for the annual event.
An enthusiastic group of cyclists tackled the 77 kilometre circuit from Peterson’s Winery and there were plenty of social bikers too who travelled along the shorter, 31 kilometre loop. The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand event raised more than $3000 for the institute.
"We encouraged anyone, that is why we had two course distances as well because we wanted to encourage people who just want to get out and try going in a ride with a group of people, they could do the short course,” Roberts and Morrow’s Jocelyn Berry said.
"We had the long course which is for people who want to challenge themselves as well. We had people who hadn't ridden a bike since they were 10 years old and we had women, men and teenagers with their guardians.”
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