Another very successful Arapiles Cycling Event on Saturday drew 109 riders, up from 70 last year, to Natimuk.
Fifty-nine riders completed the 100km course, 37 the 50km route and 13 the 20km Big Sky Bike Trail, raising $2300 for the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force through donations and a raffle of an Arapiles photograph donated by Chris O'Connell.
With plenty of rest stops along the way, the riders were escorted by a CFA vehicle and the St John Ambulance tagging along at the rear.
Many enjoyed a well-earned lunch in Natimuk after their pedalling achievement.
"This year riders have come from all around the state and across the border," Assistant Course Director Paul Walsh said.
"Daryl from Traralgon travelled the furthest and was our number one rider at the start of the 100km route.
"Many riders stayed overnight for the weekend which had tourism benefits for our region," he said.
"We have received some encouraging feedback and look forward to the 2020 ACE Ride next year."