Participants in this year’s Tour de Cure were welcomed at Duntroon house in Canberra on March 19 after completing the nine-day ride.

The 110 cyclists and 55 support crew set off from Geelong, Victoria, on March 11 for the 1400km ride across Victoria, NSW and the ACT.

The annual event raises funds for research into all forms of cancer, in men, women and children.

Celebrating its 15th year, the charity has funded 71 internationally recognised cancer breakthroughs.

The riders are supported by a community of tens of thousands of people across Australia who raise money to fund cancer research.

So far this year, Tour de Cure has raised almost $7 million for research, support and prevention. The charity has raised $80million since its inception.

Tour de Cure has taken its ‘Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy’ message to more than 200,000 primary school children across Australia.

This year’s route took riders from Geelong to Ballarat, then to Bendigo, Benalla, Wangaratta, Beechworth, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Young, Goulburn, finishing at historic Duntroon House, where they were welcomed by hundreds of family members, friends, locals and the Army Band Royal Military College - Duntroon.

Among those taking part was Major Cameron Stephenson, who is a cancer survivor.

A number of Army members are already registered and in training for next year’s eight-day ride, from Coffs Harbour to Noosa.