Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn hauled weights up Mount Doug while training to pull a Mini Cooper around UVic’s Ring Road for 21 kilometres to raise money for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. The car pull happens Sunday.

Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn hauled weights up Mount Doug while training to pull a Mini Cooper around UVic’s Ring Road for 21 kilometres to raise money for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. The car pull happens Sunday.

Tour de Rock charity car pull Sunday

After spending most of the year hauling a weighted metal sled up Mount Doug, Kevin Nunn reckons he is ready to pull a car around Ring Road

After spending most of the year hauling a weighted metal sled up Mount Doug, Kevin Nunn reckons he is ready to pull a car around Ring Road – 12 times.

Nunn, a civilian equipment officer for the Saanich police, is scheduled to pull a 2,530 pound Mini Cooper around the main University of Victoria road on Sunday enough times to equal 21 kilometres.

He’s aiming to raise $25,000 from the car pull for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, which will be split among the fundraising totals for tour riders and Saanich officers Niki Hodgkinson, Jett Junio and Jana Sawyer.

Last year Nunn raised $14,000 for the tour by running 60 kilometres from Duncan to Victoria.

“My body is feeling strong. I’ve been pulling the sled up Mount Doug. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be,” Nunn said. “I’m training hard, I’m looking forward to it. And the money is coming in nicely.”

The 49-year-old who hails from Yorkshire, will be hard to miss – he’ll be outfitted in his trademark bleach-blonde Billy Idol haircut and Union Jack short-shorts and shoes.

Nunn has pulled a Mini around Ring Road twice for training, once to establish the optimal harness position on his body, and once two weeks ago as a true trial run. That lap took 37 minutes and he expects the 12 laps to take about 10 hours.

Nunn plans to start the car pull at 6 a.m. Sunday morning (Sept. 9) in front of the Student Union Building. See kevin4cancer.ca for more information or to donate.

Tour de Rock fundraiser at Coast Capital

Coast Capital Savings at 3750 Shelbourne St. is hosting a garage sale and barbecue on Sundy, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to raise money for Tour de Rock. The branch is accepting garage sale donations until Friday.

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