MARATHON cyclists Michael Cross and Jacob Fryatt have returned home from their epic ride from Fremantle to Sydney as part of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
Fryatt, 34, completed the 5500km in a remarkable 15 days. He was the first rider to make it to the finish point at the Sydney Opera House.
Cross arrived in Sydney on his 50th birthday, about 10 days after Fryatt.
They have a tale to tell about their adventures, and they'll be doing just that from around 10am on Wednesday on the Manning River Times Facebook page, where they'll speak with Mick McDonald.
Cross and Fryatt were raising money for Jason 'Buddy' Miller, a former Taree local and school mate of Cross's, who now lives in Sydney.
Buddy had his hands and feet amputated earlier this year after contracting a bacterial infection. At one stage he wasn't expected to live.
Cross had originally hoped to raise $5500 - a dollar for every kilometre he'd travel. At last count the amount had gone past $13,000.
Buddy was at the Opera House to welcome Cross when he finished.