A group of intrepid Western Sydney Wanderers members cycled over 82 kilometres in the annual Sydney to the Gong Classic to raise over $3000 to help in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.
Decked out in the famous Red & Black colours and with a chorus of ‘Who Do We Sing For?’ echoing as they started their journey, the cyclists did the club and region proud as they navigated a hilly and challenging course along with 10,000 competitors.
It was the third time the Wanderers members have competed in the popular event and they have now raised over $10,000 for the worthy cause.
“We took off at 7am from Tempe to a rousing chorus of ‘Who Do We Sing For?’ which is quickly becoming a tradition amongst this team,” said Wanderers member Les Majoros.
“The weather was sunny and humid with a gentle breeze helping us along. We even met a few fellow Wanderers fans who called out support and many complimented us on our Wanderers cycling jerseys.
“Our riding team consisted of a few old hands as well as many first-timers. The more experienced riders kept a watchful eye out for the rookies along the more challenging sections.
“The team captain had to ask himself at one stage ‘What would Mitchell Duke do?’
“The answer was to ride back down the notorious Otford Hill climb only to ride up it again a second time to help struggling team members conquer that beast of a hill.”
Thankfully, every member of the team made it safely to the end of the exhausting course with a promise of “We will be back bigger and better than ever in 2020”.