It's another day in Lyrca for Tony Abbott, who is back on his bike for day two of the Pollie Pedal raising money for returned servicemen and women.
But the former prime minister had an entreaty for the spring chickens in the pack.
"I fear the pace of Pollie Pedal is picking up because of younger, stronger, fitter people," the 60-year-old said.
"Have pity on us ageing politicians please."
Liberal MPs Angus Taylor, Kevin Andrews and Andrew Wallace are among the 55-strong pack pedalling 1000km to Canberra to raise money for the Solider On charity.
The group has split into three pelotons and hopes to help the charity raise $500,000.
Riders warmed up with a short trip on Sunday from Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance to St Kilda Football Club, a major supporter of the charity, before the official leg kicked off.
Mr Abbott told reporters on Sunday it was important to honour the sacrifice of those in the armed forces
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Stratton, who has been deployed to Afghanistan five times, told AAP many of his peers had "suffered in silence" and faced challenges returning to civilian life.
He urged those in senior ranks to stick up their hand if they were having difficulties as to encourage others to follow their lead and help break down the stigma.
Solider On was formed in 2012 after co-founder John Bale's mate was killed by an explosive in Afghanistan, and the ride is in its 21st year.