HOW much is Australia willing to pay to see JT with shaved legs?
On Friday morning, preparing for charity bike ride takeoff, national brekkie show star weather boy, James Tobin cut a smooth and shapely figure in his black lycra. Except for one thing. His hairy legs.
JT was all set to saddle up for the Tour de Cure cancer fundraiser alongside his smooth-legged Channel 7 Sunrise show colleague Mark Beretta, when he announced the national "Wax JT's legs" fundraising event.
"How much is it worth to see JT's legs waxed,' Beretta asked.
Beretta's and JT's legs looked like the yin and yang of the razor gang as they set off on day two of the 12-day Brisbane to Mission Beach bike ride, from Noosaville State School.
According to the freshly waxed Mark Beretta the smooth leg look is about safety, not vanity.
"If you fall off your bike, you don't have to pick out the bitumen with the hair," he said.
He also believes shaved legs have medicinal value.
"It's better when you get massaged," he joked.
The hairy and hairless will clock up more than up to 250km a day for the fundraiser. Mark said his motivation came from his circle of friends.
"I have six good reasons to ride," he said referring to friends lost to cancer in the past three years.
Although he trains for a good six months beforehand, Mark said the going was tough.
"The distance is longer than any stage of the Tour de France," he said.
So far, Mark Beretta said the weather gods had smiled upon the cyclists and passing Queensland motorists had shown extraordinary generosity and friendliness.
"Drivers will just pull over and give you $5 or $10."
Beretta's parents have joined the support team and his brother Paul is riding beside him.
JT said he would announce the amount raised on the Morning Show over the weekend.
Tour de Cure facts
Tour de Cure started in May 2007, after a coffee between three mates led to TourdeCure's inaugural cycling tour.
Fundraising involves corporations and communities across Australia to raise over $2 million in the fight against cancer.
Riders expect to raise $12,000 and Service and Support Members are expected to raise $2500.