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100 cyclists, one long day

100 cyclists, one long day

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Sunshine Coast riders Nick Wort, left, Kim Wilson and David English will put in one very long day on their bikes to raise money for cancer research. Photo submitted

Local riders David English, Nick Wort and Kim Wilson will be participating in the Ride2Survive on June 20, 2015.

Ride2Survive is an all-volunteer group who believe and have seen that they can do something as a community to make a difference. The chosen pursuit is to raise funds for cancer research through an epic cycling event: 400km in one day from Kelowna to Delta, over two mountain passes, climbing 12,000 feet.

The Ride2Survive team puts on this event at their own expense to ensure that 100 per cent  of donations raised go to cancer research. Rich Gestle, rider and survivor states “It’s supposed to represent a day of suffering a cancer patient would go through”. The ride begins in Kelowna at 3:30 am and the first leg of the ride is from Kelowna to Merritt.  The team of 100 riders start together, ride together and cross the finish together.  They work together through the physical and emotional elements of the ride.

This 100 per cent volunteer ride is in its 11th year and has raised more than three million dollars for cancer research and prevention. This is David’s third year participating in the ride, Nick’s second and Kim’s first.

On the day of the ride there will be live stream and updates – follow us.  To learn more about Ride2Survive, donate to support our local riders (click on the red Donate now button), cheer them on or to join the team next year visit www.ride2survive.ca.

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