NEW Lambton resident, George Tattersell, 72, will join thousands of dedicated riders this Sunday, rain, hail or shine, to raise money for young children at the John Hunter Children's Hospital.
Running for its 17th year, Rotary Club of Warners Bay will host Loop The Lake and is expecting the community event to be bigger and better than ever.
The challenge features three events - the 16-kilometre easy loop, the 50-kilometre part-loop and the 85-kilometre loop the lake - and has official starting points at Speers Point, Morisset and Belmont South.
The course winds its way around Lake Macquarie via the area's main roads.
Riders are invited to travel in a pack and all competitors will finish at Speers Point Park.
For Mr Tattersell, who will be riding the full course, the best thing about the day is helping raise money for the many sick children in Hunter hospitals.
"It is a really fun day, to get a group together and ride for a great cause," he said.
"We need more riders and more people involved so we can make it a really good donation to the sick children."
Last year, Mr Tattersell raised about $900 and he is looking to go even better this year.
The Loop The Lake races will kick off from 8am.
The cost of the race is $50 if you register online or $60 on the day. Go to loopthelake.com.au for more information.