The streets of Wollongong will once again be filled with cyclists riding for charity.
Sunday’s annual Quota Charity Bike Ride will raise funds for a number of local charities.
The event will start and finish at Stuart Park, Wollongong.
Quota International Leisure Coast member Glenda Greenwood is one of many preparing for the ride. Even cyclists from the Illawarra Academy of Sport will participate in the popular charity ride.
Mrs Greenwood said the fifth annual charity ride will also see two young autistic siblings take part, thanks to the generosity of Quota.
‘‘We are planning to provide a bike to the youngest boy, eight-year-old Grayson, on Wednesday [today],’’ she said.
‘‘This bike has been modified specially to Grayson’s needs.
‘‘This family is doing it rather tough and our hearts have gone out to them.’’
Mrs Greenwood added cyclists could register in either the experienced or inexperienced category.
Experienced cyclists will have a staggered start at 7.30am, cycling to the Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton, before returning to Stuart Park.
To register for this ride, which is 42.4 kilometres, cyclists must be 15 or over.
She said inexperienced and junior cyclists (under 15 years of age) would enjoy the beautiful scenery from the cycleway after leaving Stuart Park from 8.30am.
Junior cyclists can travel as far north as Sandon Point before returning to the Wollongong park.
All cyclists will receive complimentary refreshments from Kiosk North when they return to Stuart Park.
Entry is $30 for adults and $10 for those aged 15 or under.