ALS Cycle of Hope starts today

Cyclists have been training since March in preparation for the one-week journey

Twelve Greater Victoria residents begin their journey from Kamloops to Keremeos today (Aug. 7) raising money and awareness for families living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The cyclists have been training since March in preparation for the one-week journey that will see them ride more than 500 kilometres.

Also known as Lou Gehrigs’s disease, ALS is a crippling motor neurone disease which causes muscle atrophy, difficulty in speaking, swallowing and breathing.

The disease is fatal.

For more information visit cycleofhope.ca.