Organisers of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust's Sunshine Ride have thrown down the gauntlet for others to join the 24-hour challenge.
As part of this year's inaugural event, 30 riders saddled up on six bikes at Albury gym Adrenaline Boxing and Condition for 24 hours to raise more than $35,000.
Next year's ride on March 18 and 19 has been expanded to members of any gym or sporting club to jump on the bike or even participate virtually from home.
Former Albury Thunder coach Adrian Purtell has joined as an ambassador as a way to support the cancer centre after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma this year.
"I've got an appreciation of how important these facilities are and how much they do for the community," he said.
"It was really positive last year, so as long as we can improve on that and hopefully we can build a bit more momentum leading into it.
"Over the last six weeks I've started to pick up my training and I've noticed a massive improvement in my mental and physical health."
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Border cyclist and triathlete Jesse Featonby was part of this year's event and was keen to remain involved.
"I only did an hour as part of the sponsor team and the positivity and vibes around the place were so good," he said.
"It was a wonderful thing to be part of and I'm really excited to support it next year.
"I think people knowing what they're raising money for and supporting a local charity really helped spur people on.
"It's easy to do a 24-hour ride when people are suffering for months on end."
Jenny Seymour is part of the organising committee and hopes the Sunshine Ride match the now-established Sunshine Walk.
"We're certainly not there yet, but we achieved more than we thought last year which was great," she said.
For further information or to register, visit sunshineride.org.au.
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