Thirty years after they started a race to honour one of their own, the Wagga Cycling Club is pleased that 2020 won't pass without the annual Butch Menz Memorial.
The 70-kilometre race is on at Collingullie on Sunday. It's six months later than planned but continues an important tradition started to support the family of the late Anthony 'Butch' Menz, who was killed in a training accident in 1990.
"The Butch Menz is incredibly important to the club and obviously we wanted to try and hold it," Wagga Cycling Club's Cameron Oke said.
"We've held off and held off throughout the year (due to COVID-19) but as more restrictions were lifted by the NSW government, we locked in a date as quickly as we could."
Some key riders aren't available for the 31st running of the race, including Myles Stewart, Rebel Brooker, and the winner of the last two Memorials, Tolland Cycling Club's Peter Treloar, who is disappointed he won't get a shot at a hat-trick.
The race is between Collingullie and The Rock.
"It's out and back twice, on a bit of undulating course," Oke said. "It's just a nice little challenging course for a lot of people in town."
Organisers are hoping for a good roll-up to ensure at least 50 cyclists but said the race will go ahead regardless.
Registration and sign on is from 9am at the Collingullie Hotel with racing at 10am.