DANNY Frawley is getting ready to don the lycra and hit the roads as part of the annual Ballarat Cycle Classic.
Frawley, the patron for the event for the sixth year running, is urging as many people as possible to jump on their bikes and help raise money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.
The 2013 Ballarat Cycle Classic, to be held in February next year, has raised $630,000 since it first started in 2007.
Next year, it will offer cyclists a chance to participate in a range of different courses, suited to riders of all fitness and ability.
There will be a 50km, 60km, 85km and 100km event, all of which take in varying degrees of the nationals course including the infamous climbs surrounding Mount Buninyong.
“It’s been a good cause and I didn’t have to think twice about jumping on board,” said Frawley, who rides about 200 kilometres a week.
“It’s always a challenge doing the championship course so I’m looking forward to it.”
Registrations are now open.
Visit www.ballaratcycleclassic.com.au for further information.