ABOUT 35 lycra-clad Camp Quality cyclists rolled into town yesterday, stopping at Anzac Park for a short pit-stop before heading onto the Courthouse Hotel for some well-earned rest.
The Tamworth Lioness Club provided the riders with rolls, fresh fruit and homemade cakes to give them a much-needed boost to continue along their 1000km journey, which began in Ipswich seven days ago and will finish on Sunday in Newcastle.
The cyclists have raised about $260,000 for children living with cancer and hope to raise an additional $40,000 before the end of the week.
It costs Camp Quality about $4000 to support one family living with childhood cancer for a year. The group stopped at three local public schools to showcase the Camp Quality puppet show, which teaches primary school pupils how to be supportive and understanding of children with cancer, before pedalling into town.
Group member Gary Nunn said the 5.30am starts and aches and pains were worth it for the cause.
“Hills are a bit easier to climb when you see the amazing work the money is doing,” he said.