Colour and costumes at the Ballarat Cycle Classic 

CYCLING never looked so fun. 

Rhonda Best and Kerri Gallagher at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Rhonda Best and Kerri Gallagher at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Dylan Ross and Matt Best at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Dylan Ross and Matt Best at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Zac and Felix Oliver at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Zac and Felix Oliver at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Alan Carter and Megan Latchford at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Alan Carter and Megan Latchford at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Pete North and Troy Howard at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Pete North and Troy Howard at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chris Orme at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chris Orme at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Neville Bilney and Paul Mathers at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Neville Bilney and Paul Mathers at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Grant, Sarah and Campbell Palmer at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Grant, Sarah and Campbell Palmer at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Gary Curnow at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Gary Curnow at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sarah Palmer at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sarah Palmer at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Silas and Kaylene Templar at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Silas and Kaylene Templar at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Mark Mulcahy at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Mark Mulcahy at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Rebecca and Chloe Mason at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Rebecca and Chloe Mason at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Gerard McAloon at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Gerard McAloon at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chris Sullivan at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chris Sullivan at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Damian Menz, Chris Draffin and Tim Menz at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Damian Menz, Chris Draffin and Tim Menz at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Thomas Cook at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Thomas Cook at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lauren Murray, Chris Mackay and Marysia Murray at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lauren Murray, Chris Mackay and Marysia Murray at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jerome Wallace at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jerome Wallace at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sean Simpson, Luke Dunne and Peter FitzGerald at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sean Simpson, Luke Dunne and Peter FitzGerald at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Volley Hegert, Stuart Brien and Bob Braszell at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Volley Hegert, Stuart Brien and Bob Braszell at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ricky Ricardo and Catherine Eldridge at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ricky Ricardo and Catherine Eldridge at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

David Morrison at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

David Morrison at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Wendy Woddruff and Karen Whykes at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Wendy Woddruff and Karen Whykes at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Douglas Tuck in the rear-view mirror at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Douglas Tuck in the rear-view mirror at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Darren Gale at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Darren Gale at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Brendan Gallagher and Geoffrey Inverarity at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Brendan Gallagher and Geoffrey Inverarity at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Melissa Ray and Ozzy the dog at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Melissa Ray and Ozzy the dog at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Kirby and Danika Clayton at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Kirby and Danika Clayton at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Tracy Lyons and Hayley Ellis at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Tracy Lyons and Hayley Ellis at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ty and Kay Widdicombe at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ty and Kay Widdicombe at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jordan and Tom Dickson at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jordan and Tom Dickson at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Duane Findlay at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Duane Findlay at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chelsea McLiver at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Chelsea McLiver at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jake and Ruan Polkinghorne with Elliott Lamb at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jake and Ruan Polkinghorne with Elliott Lamb at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Eddie Tassell at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Eddie Tassell at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ricky Ricardo and Catherine Eldridge at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ricky Ricardo and Catherine Eldridge at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

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.

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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." 

Stephen Nurse at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Stephen Nurse at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Bob Wuestewald at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Bob Wuestewald at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Laticia and Michelle Northeast at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Laticia and Michelle Northeast at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Riley, Megan and Lachlan Barratt at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Riley, Megan and Lachlan Barratt at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Professor George Kannourakis at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Professor George Kannourakis at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Anthea and Cooper Pinson at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Anthea and Cooper Pinson at the Ballarat Cycle Classic. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER