Young people can thank a group of middle-aged men in lycra for the opportunity to return to study next year.

Riding into a better future: Warrnambool's Cycle4Life and Headspace are encouraging young people to pursue their education and employment goals through pre-paid scholarships thanks to a gruelling ride. Picture: Supplied

Riding into a better future: Warrnambool's Cycle4Life and Headspace are encouraging young people to pursue their education and employment goals through pre-paid scholarships thanks to a gruelling ride. Picture: Supplied

A six-day bike ride from Sydney to Noosa will give young people a chance to pursue further study.

Raising $45,000 in the fund-raising ride last September, Warrnambool’s Cycle4Life and Headspace are now offering three scholarships of $3000 per year for young people commencing a two-year minimum course in 2017.

Headspace manager Anne Waters said the scholarships offered an opportunity for young people to continue their study goals.

“This fantastic scholarship program will assist many young people who have overcome health problems early, to pursue their training and education goals to gain employment,” she said.

Cycle4Life team member Jon Watson says riding for Headspace was more than just a fundraising event.

“What started as a bike ride for a bunch of middle-aged men became our chance to give back to the community and we’re really proud to be a part of Headspace and will continue to show our support.”

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