Tour de Rock coming to Sooke

Riders are due to arrive in town by early afternoon, visiting every school en route.

The 2015 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team will visit Sooke today (Sept. 30).

The team, which consists of 20 police officers and one media rider, will visit several area schools.

The riders will be averaging a stop time of three minutes per each school, where kids will be out lining the routes to cheer them on as they go by.

Their first stop will be Saseenos Elementary (6066 Sooke Rd.) at 1:41 p.m., after which they’ll come up past Edward Milne Community School (6218 Sooke Rd.) at 1:48 p.m.

Journey Middle School (6522 Throup Rd.) and Ecole Poirier (6526 Throup Rd.) will be done simultaneously due to their proximity.

The riders will then look around and make their way towards Sooke Elementary School (6560 Sooke Rd) around 2 p.m. and depart for John Muir (7179 West Coast Rd).

Tour de Rock is a two-week bike journey, covering more than 1,000 kilometres. This year’s run began on Sept. 20 in Port Alice it ends in Victoria on Friday

Since the first ride in 1998, the fundraiser has collected more than $20 million for pediatric cancer research.