TRAINING for the Tour de Rocks ride begins as early as January.
Organiser Kay Endres said herself and other riders have been aiming to hit up to 120 kilometres a week on a bike.
“I rode the very first Tour de Rocks on a regular old pushy, you can do it, but it does make it a bit hard,” she said.
There are more than 300 people registered for the ride, but Ms Endres expects registrations until a day before the big event.
“In the last five years we’ve raised over a million dollars – if we’re on track we can expect to raise around $100,500 to $200,000,” she said.
“Anybody can do this ride, anybody from any fitness level – our oldest rider has been 76.
“f we can help one person to get through cancer treatment, that’s our job done.
“If we can one day have someone find a cure for cancer then the Armidale community and surrounding have helped that journey.”
The seventh annual Tour de Rocks will leave Armidale on April 20, to register yourself or a team visit tourderocks.com.au.