Bob Ahuja of Abbotsford is switching from outdoors to an indoor cycling event to raise money to fight cancer this year.

Bob Ahuja of Abbotsford is switching from outdoors to an indoor cycling event to raise money to fight cancer this year.

Inside ride against cancer comes to Abbotsford

Stationary ride arranged by local key clubs and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

After several years of long-distance cycling to fight cancer, Abbotsford resident Bob Ahuja is trying something different.

Ahuja will be participating in the “Inside Ride” this year, an indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event.

Instead of navigating through traffic, teams of participants take turns pedaling stationary bikes with odometers.

“It is a big change,” said Ahuja, who has ridden thousands of kilometers to help raise money for kid’s cancer research in the past.

He said he is participating in the indoor event because it is less physically demanding and he didn’t have the time to properly train for an outdoor ride this year.

It is the first time the Inside Ride has come to Abbotsford, with events arranged by local key clubs and schools scheduled at  Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on June 1 and W.J. Mouat Secondary School on June 3.

All of the funds raised will benefit the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

The event is organized by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

More information is available online at www.theinsideride.com.

Ahuja, a bus driver, said he initially took up bike riding to get to and from work

“I found it unhealthy to drive to work and then sit for eight hours” he said.

He went to ride thousands of kilometers for days at a time in various cancer fund-raisers.

The Inside Ride National Tour from Coast to Coast Against Cancer Fo on Vimeo.