Abbotsford student to ride to conquer cancer

An Abbotsford student will undertake a 200-km-plus bicycle journey in honour of his father, raising money to combat cancer along the way

Abbotsford teen Taylor Rourke will participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 14 and 15.

Abbotsford teen Taylor Rourke will participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 14 and 15.

An Abbotsford student will undertake a 200-km-plus bicycle journey in honour of his father, raising money to combat cancer along the way.

Taylor Rourke, 17, a Grade 11 student at W.J. Mouat Secondary, will participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling event taking place June 14 and 15.

Rourke’s father passed away after a long battle with cancer. As a way of honouring him, Rourke will participate this year on Team Orange, made up of five riders.

The ride begins in Cloverdale and ends in Seattle. The money raised will benefit BC Cancer Foundation.

Rourke was given his first road bike by his grandparents this year and started cycling last summer. He has been training since September to get ready for the ride.

Rourke has already raised more than $4,000, but is hoping to bring the total to more than $5,000.

To donate to Rourke’s ride, visit conquercancer.ca or click here.