These riders invite you to join as they prepare a delicious twist on road to fight cancer

READY TO RIDE: Cyclist and FECRI board member Craig Lightfoot (centre) with fellow Thinking Man's Bunch riders Peter Livitsanis and Dean Wells are encouraging people to taste the region on this charity ride.
READY TO RIDE: Cyclist and FECRI board member Craig Lightfoot (centre) with fellow Thinking Man's Bunch riders Peter Livitsanis and Dean Wells are encouraging people to taste the region on this charity ride.

CYCLIST Craig Lightfoot is leading a boutique degustation ride to showcase the wider Grampians region and help the fight against cancer in the process.

A three-day Western Victoria Cancer Ride, starting and finishing in Ballarat, is a unique fundraising event for Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. The 450-kilometre journey is aimed for serious riders who enjoy luxury accommodation and dining.

It is a spin-off from FECRI’s primary mass participation rides and walk event Reach4Research Cycle Classic, mass participation road and mountain bike rides with a family walk and run in February.

“The concept of a ride for fundraising is not new but the degustation part is something unique,” Mr Lightfoot said. “We really wanted to do something a little different, a special experience with networking at the same time.”

The ride will be capped at 15 participants, each with a $5000 minimum fundraising requirement on top of trip expenses. Riders will stop in Dunkeld and Great Western.

More details: michelle@fecri.org.au.