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Riders from as far north as Auckland headed to sunny Bluff for an 8.30am start ahead of a 220km journey to Queenstown - to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Southland and Hospice Southland.
Hospice Southland chief executive Andrew Leys, of Invercargill said the turnout was “awesome”.
“The core purpose of Hospice Southland is defined as living every moment, we love being a part of this event and it rings true to what we are about.”
Riders had until 3.30pm to make it to Queenstown and complete the challenge.