PHOTOS: Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride begins

Ahead of the Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride, Kalaru’s David Maynard gets some encouragement from daughter Deau, two-and-a-half years old. Deau rode her own bike in the pre-ride warm up.
Ahead of the Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride, Kalaru’s David Maynard gets some encouragement from daughter Deau, two-and-a-half years old. Deau rode her own bike in the pre-ride warm up.
Event organiser Richard Gallimore stands on a chair before delivering his pre-ride safety induction ahead of the Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride on Saturday.

Event organiser Richard Gallimore stands on a chair before delivering his pre-ride safety induction ahead of the Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride on Saturday.

Event organiser Richard Gallimore expresses a point during his speech.

Event organiser Richard Gallimore expresses a point during his speech.

Bike riders listen intently as Richard Gallimore delivers his safety induction.

Bike riders listen intently as Richard Gallimore delivers his safety induction.

Ready to take part in the Wharf to Waves bike ride are Tathra trio (from left) Linda McCormack, Phil Smith and Claire Blewett.

Ready to take part in the Wharf to Waves bike ride are Tathra trio (from left) Linda McCormack, Phil Smith and Claire Blewett.

Tathra’s Matthew Nott and his son Lewis prepare to take part in Saturday’s bike ride.

Tathra’s Matthew Nott and his son Lewis prepare to take part in Saturday’s bike ride.

Al Christison and Sally Phillips represent the St George Bank Bega branch in Saturday’s bike ride.

Al Christison and Sally Phillips represent the St George Bank Bega branch in Saturday’s bike ride.

Bega’s Beau Griggs (left), who has a camera strapped to his head to film the ride, catches up with Dean Whyman.

Bega’s Beau Griggs (left), who has a camera strapped to his head to film the ride, catches up with Dean Whyman.

Ready to take part in the Wharf to Waves bike ride Canberra's Vicki and Ryan Drabsch.

Ready to take part in the Wharf to Waves bike ride Canberra's Vicki and Ryan Drabsch.

Melbourne’s Andrew Lombardo receives some pre-ride support from Emma (centre) and Fran Pusmucans.

Melbourne’s Andrew Lombardo receives some pre-ride support from Emma (centre) and Fran Pusmucans.

Event organiser Richard Gallimore (centre, front) tells the riders to get ready.

Event organiser Richard Gallimore (centre, front) tells the riders to get ready.

The 2014 Wharf to Waves bike ride begins from the Tarraganda fire shed on Saturday.

The 2014 Wharf to Waves bike ride begins from the Tarraganda fire shed on Saturday.

The 2014 Wharf to Waves bike ride begins from the Tarraganda fire shed on Saturday.

The 2014 Wharf to Waves bike ride begins from the Tarraganda fire shed on Saturday.

More than 100 cycling enthusiasts lined up for the start of the 2014 Tathra Wharf to Waves bike ride on Saturday.

At 5pm, riders set off on the 25 kilometre journey from the Tarraganda fire shed to Tathra, via Dr George Mountain.

There was an excited vibe outside the fire shed in the lead-up to Saturday’s ride.

As well as the riders themselves, there were plenty of supporters on hand – including young families.

Before the ride, event organiser Richard Gallimore delivers his traditional safety induction.

The key theme of the speech was to remind everyone this was a ride, not a race.

Mr Gallimore urged all riders to remain cautious and safe.

* See Tuesday’s BDN for full story.