Lake Hume Cycle Challenge raises vital funds for wellness centre

CYCLISTS revelled in the chance to take in the Hume Weir's spectacular views yesterday as they rode across it as part of a cancer wellness centre fundraiser.

There were 436 participants in the Dorevitch Lake Hume Cycle Challenge.

There were four different rides, ranging from a five-kilometre family ride and a 134-kilometre Granya Grind.

The most popular of the rides was the 40-kilometre Weir Wall Waddle, with cyclists able to make the trip for the first time in five years.

"It's a beautiful day and a chance to get over the weir," Mount Beauty's Russell Weiss said.

"We have a friend who recently died of breast cancer, so we're putting in the love for her and everyone else."

Chris Smith, who came from Melbourne to ride with his brother and a friend, said he saw it in a cycling magazine.

"I grew up in Wodonga and it's not very often you get an organised ride over the weir wall," he said.

More than $15,000 was raised at the event for a wellness centre the Border's soon to be developed Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.

The centre will provide programs to help cancer sufferers and families with complementary therapies, information and support.

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