Gunnedah cyclists Garry Turner and Alistair Christie travelled to Sydney last weekend for the ‘Sydney to the Gong’ charity ride.

The fund-raising push was all in the name of charity, helping to generate much-needed funds to fight multiple sclerosis.

The Gunnedah duo rode with Muswellbrook and Singleton Soft Cogs Cycle Club.

The Soft Cogs Club raised more than $90,000 for MS despite a late wet weather cancellation to the cycle event.

“We all got up at 5am for a 6.30am start in pouring rain on Sunday morning, only to arrive at the starting line to be told it’s all off,” Turner said.

“The organisers said it was too dangerous and the rain too heavy.”

Club riders, however, were pleased by the fund-raising efforts which were acknowledged at a presentation dinner on Saturday evening. Guest speaker and Australian Olympic rider, Brad McGee, praised the club on its $90,000 fund-raising total.

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