The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is getting ready for the 1,000 kilometre Vancouver Island bike ride that takes place Sept. 21 to Oct. 4. (Black Press File Photo)

Tour de Rock kicks off on Saturday morning

The 22nd annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride will take two weeks to complete

After eight months of training and Fundraising, local police officers and community members are ready to begin an 1,100 km cycling journey for cancer.

The 22nd annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is set to kick off on Saturday morning. The team will start in Port Alice and make its way down to Victoria over two weeks, visiting 29 communities along the way.

The fundraising efforts of the team go towards the Canadian Cancer Society for pediatric cancer research. So far this year the team has already raised $450,000.

ALSO READ: Meet the 2019 Tour de Rock team to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

Since the first ride in 1998, the Tour de Rock has raised over $25 million

The Tour de Rock is set to arrive in Victoria for the grand finale on Oct. 4.

For more information, or to make a donation you can visit tourderock.ca

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca


 

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

Just Posted

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

West Shore RCMP catches driver going 50 kilometres over speed limit

Driver caught on Veterans Memorial Parkway between Sooke and Kelly Roads

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

VicPD officer used siren, emergency lights to get kids to school: OPCC report

Annual misconduct report includes VicPD former chief Frank Elsner and other officers

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Runners brave wet, windy weather for Ucluelet’s 20th Edge to Edge

“The spirit of the runners I have nothing but compliments.”

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

Open house for Royal Beach tonight

The third open house to gather public input on Royal Beach takes… Continue reading

POLL: Are you satisfied with the result of the federal election?

The ballots have now been counted and the dust has settled on… Continue reading

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Most Read