This Sunday (June 24) over 5,000 enthusiastic cyclists in Brisbane will brave the cold winter weather and hop on their bikes to pedal for charity.
The annual Brissie to the Bay ride raises money for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is Queensland's largest charity event. It has been on the Brisbane calendar for more than two decades and Sunday's race marks its 21st birthday.
"This year's fundraising target is a phenomenal $700,000," MS Queensland chief executive Lincoln Hopper said on June 20.
"The cost of staging the ride event is covered by registration fees, so all money raised goes directly to support services and research projects into finding a cure for multiple sclerosis."
So far, $724,168 has been raised, according to a live tally on the charity event website.
Anyone from individuals to corporate teams can enter the race. Among the top five fundraising teams are Jones Lang LaSalle and Lyndhurst in Lycra.
The leading team fundraiser is Neo Pizza, which has currently pulled over $73,000 in sponsorship.
As for the leading individual, Taso Skourmallas has managed to round up an impressive $18,920 worth of donations.
If you are in Brisbane and want to cheer the cyclists on, head along to Musgrave Park. The first race begins just after 06:00 in the morning, so remember to dress warmly!