The 2013 Tour de Rock team makes a stop at Esquimalt High Friday morning on the final day of the ride. Students presented the team with a $4

The 2013 Tour de Rock team makes a stop at Esquimalt High Friday morning on the final day of the ride. Students presented the team with a $4

Tour de Rock rolls into Greater Victoria on final day

Police and media riders to conclude emotional two-week journey at Centennial Square today

  • Oct. 4, 2013 9:00 a.m.

TheĀ 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team received an enthusiastic reception at Esquimalt High this morning on the final leg of their emotional journey.

As the 17 riders walked their bikes through the gym entrance, students erupted in applause and presented the team with a $4,300 cheque for cancer research.

Military police officer and rider Mike Oliver introduced each of his colleagues and thanked the school, as well as several teachers who had just volunteered for a pie to the face, for their commitment to the cause.

The riders then left for Tillicum Mall and Reynolds secondary school, and will hit theĀ final stop of their 1,000-kilometre, two-week journey across Vancouver Island today at 4 p.m. in Centennial Square.

Look for more photos at facebook.com/victorianews and in Wednesday’s edition of Victoria News.