Get ready to cycle for a worthy cause at this year's Tour de Depot

Get riding: This year's Tour de Depot ambassador Matthew Monk encouraged people to get behind the event to support a local charity, the Leila Rose Foundation. Picture: Supplied

Get riding: This year's Tour de Depot ambassador Matthew Monk encouraged people to get behind the event to support a local charity, the Leila Rose Foundation. Picture: Supplied

People should get riding to support a local charity, this year’s freshly-announced Tour de Depot ambassador Matthew Monk says.

Coast FM’s Mr Monk is also representing the event’s charity partner, the Leila Rose Foundation, which raises funds to assist families affected by rare childhood cancer.

The October cycling event, run by Powercor, raised $60,000 for charity Standing Tall last year.

“The Tour de Depot is an important event on Warrnambool’s calendar as it not only celebrates our community but also provides the opportunity for local charities to receive a much-needed boost to their funds,” Mr Monk said.

“I encourage everyone to dust off their bike and register to ride, or if you’re not riding then make sure you head down to the community festival.”

The event will be held on Sunday October 15, and riders can either participate in 5 or 10-kilometre community rides or a timed 20-kilometre ride.