The sixth annual Quota Charity Bike Ride will take place this weekend, although organisers are disappointed that the number of riders will be down on previous years.
Only 15 riders had registered for the ride by late on Friday, compared with the 80-odd who took part last year.
Quota International Leisure Coast president Dot Kersten was unsure of the reason for the drop in numbers but was hoping for last-minute entries.
Those taking part who are experienced cyclists will set off at 7.30am on Sunday on a course that runs from Stuart Park north right to the Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton, and back – a round trip of 42kilometres.
Riders in the families and under-15s category set out at 8.30am and take a shorter course, only going as far Sandon Point before they turn and head back to Stuart Park.
Among those who will be taking part are former professional cyclists Ben Kersten (Dot’s nephew) and Matthew Wilson.
All money raised by the ride will go towards local causes including Heartkids Australia, Aspect South Coast School, Interchange Illawarra, Wollongong Women’s Refuge and the Shepherd Centre, Wollongong.
Registrations and donations can be made at quota-leisurecoast.org.au.