Tour de Rock back in Greater Victoria Wednesday

Team will complete 1,000-kilometre trek with grand finale in Centennial Square on Friday,

After a long journey across Vancouver Island, the Tour de Rock team’s ride is coming to an end.

The team arrives in Greater Victoria on Wednesday when they go to Sooke and the West Shore and ends its journey in Victoria on Friday.

“They’re doing extremely well,” said Denise Smith, community giving coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Society, of the team. “Everything seems to be running smoothly.”

The team, including six members from Victoria, started the 1,000-kilometre trek in Port Alice on Sept 21.

They will arrive at Centennial Square at 5 p.m. on Friday. They will walk their bikes in, led by a piper.

“The energy is so high and to see the riders come in after what they’ve done,” said Smith. “It’s a really wonderful, happy event.”

Along with welcoming and congratulating the team, there will be speakers talking about their experience on the ride.

There will also be music, a dance group and the Reynold’s High School drum line.

Tour de Rock is an annual fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Riders from Victoria include Victoria Police Department members Detective Const. Lori Lumley, Const. Jennifer Young, Const. Ryan Koropatniski, Adam Carruthers from CFB Esquimalt, Katie DeRosa from the Times Colonist and Chandler Grieve from CTV.

 

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