Colour and costumes at the Ballarat Cycle Classic 

CYCLING never looked so fun. 

However it was all for a good cause at the Ballarat Cycle Classic this morning with all funds raised donated to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.

Event manager Nicole Bartlett said she was "absolutely ecstatic" with how the day had gone.

Click the image above for more photos from the Classic 

See finish line photos from the Cycle Classic Lake Relay

See finish line photos from the Cycle Classic Road Race 

"We have got an amazing volunteer committee who help us throughout the year, it is pretty much a 12-month planning process," she said.  

"It all pulls together on the day which is great."

Ms Bartlett said the event continued to go from strength to strength each year. 

"The biggest message from today is that everyone is just riding for research and doing their part," she said. 

"Everyone is just doing their little bit for the cause, you don't have to be a cyclist to do your little part."

Even younger Ballarat residents managed to cycle their way around Lake Wendouree to raise money for cancer research. 

"That is what is so good about the day, it is not just a normal ride, you're coming out to support something," Ms Bartlett said. 

"Cancer has touched everyone, there is not one person you meet who has not been touched by cancer. 

"Everyone here today feels like they are doing their little bit, which is great." 

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