Cyclists leave Sunday on Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride

The Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride for Hospice, a group cycling ride, leaves Sunday morning for its second annual event.

The Ambriss Clermont Memorial Ride for Hospice, a group cycling ride, leaves Sunday morning for its second annual event.

The decision to do the ride for Victoria Hospice was simply to honour her memory and raise money for the facility that cared for her final days with cancer in February of 2012, said son Martin Clermont.

Martin helps run the Russ Hay’s The Bicycle Shop at Hillside Avenue which parents Ambriss and Mike purchased in 1972.

“We’d like to grow the ride out of an opportunity to create a real fundraiser for Hospice, that’s the reason to attract people, it’s a great organization that needs the funds,” Martin said.

The ride has three distances, 60 kilometres for beginners, 125 km and 270 km. Mike will do the 60 km with daughters Loree and Kim while Martin will do the 125 km.

“We’ll have about 50 to 75 cyclists and it’s just about fun and riding and supporting Hospice.”

Fundraising is up to the riders, by donation or through pledges, but there’s no entry fee on the waiver. All three rides leave at 8 a.m. from 650 Hillside Ave.

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