The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride is making a comeback in April after last year's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be held on Sunday, April 11 with proceeds raised going to Singleton Family Support.
Organisers are cautiously optimistic of matching efforts in 2019 which saw close to $42,000 raised.
A popular event on the cycling calendar, the fund-raising initiative has proven to be successful in drawing visitors to the region.
Participants can choose to take part in a 100 kilometre, 65km, 40km or 20km ride.
All courses venture through the picturesque agricultural landscape of the Hunter Valley along lightly trafficked, tarred roads.
Food, water and toilet stops will be provided at two points along the course.
All entrants will receive a free lunch and drink at the finish area and free entry into the pool at the Singleton Gym and Swim adjacent to the finish site for a refreshing shower and/or swim after the ride.
The ride is set to begin on Civic Avenue in between the Swim and Gym and the Civic Centre, Singleton.
Start times will vary depending on the distance of the ride. those taking part in the 100km course will start between 7am and 7:30am; the 65km course riders will start between 7:30am and 8am, 40km riders between 8am and 8:30am and the 20km riders between 8:30am and 9am.
People can register by visiting www.mailrun.org
Registrations close on Friday, April 9 at 5pm, however people are welcome to register on the day for a slightly higher registration fee.
Singleton Family Support Scheme (SFSS) is a not for profit charitable organisation that has supported families in the Singleton local government area for over 30 years.
SFSS aims to work with families to empower them to make decisions that keep their family unit safe and well. The vision is for a strong community where children thrive.
Many families in Singleton are affected by family violence, homelessness, child protection concerns, relationship breakdown and mental health issues.
Through a variety of services SFSS can offer assistance with these difficult and complex issues.
Participation in this event you can assist the organisation to provide essential services to the community so that all families can receive the support they need in stressful times.
Contributions will directly assist the service to provide parenting education programs, play programs to assist children with identified emotional needs, and information and advocacy for families.
for more information visit www.mailrun.org
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