Cyclists converge for annual Ballarat Autumn Day bike ride

YOU don’t have to be Cadel Evans to take part in Sunday’s Ballarat Autumn Day (B.A.D) Ride. 

Neil Sinclair has been taking part in the Ballarat Autumn Day bike ride for more than 15 years.

Neil Sinclair has been taking part in the Ballarat Autumn Day bike ride for more than 15 years.

Now in its 25th year, the event caters for all levels of riders wanting to have fun.

Taking part in the event for more than 15 years, Ballarat’s Neil Sinclair will again volunteer on Sunday to make sure others experience the ride’s many benefits. 

“This isn’t about competition or anything like that ... this is just getting people together and encouraging them to see beautiful parts of Ballarat and surrounds which they wouldn’t normally see,” Mr Sinclair said.

Raising money for different Ballarat charities and organisations each year, the ride will this year raise funds for Breezeway – a local organisation which helps out the homeless by providing meals. 

B.A.D Ride co-ordinator Pat Hope said the event started 25 years ago as part of a Ballarat Bushwalking and Outdoor Club fundraiser. 

Anyone can take part in Sunday’s ride with registrations open until 8am at Mount Pleasant Primary School.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Ballarat Autumn Day Ride

WHEN: Sunday, 8am

WHERE: Leaving from Pleasant Street Primary School

HOW MUCH: $20 for concession, $30 for general 

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