Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley riders stopped by the Abbotsford News Monday afternoon as they continue their journey through the Fraser Valley to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Twenty-two cyclists, including four riders from Abbotsford law enforcement agencies, are in the midst of a nine-day ride that will see them cover more than 800 kilometres.
They began their ride on Thursday in Abbotsford and have already ridden through Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope, and up the Fraser Canyon to Boston Bar. After returning to Abbotsford Monday, they will ride into MIssion. Over the ensuing days they will make stops in Langley, Surrey, Delta Tsawwassen and White Rock Along the way, they will stop at schools and businesses to raise money and promote the cause.
The tour finishes in Surrey, Langley and Delta on Friday, Oct. 3.
Each rider’s bike is adorned with the name of a young person who has battled cancer.
Team captain Trevor Sales says the bravery shown by children with cancer is a major source of inspiration.
“The kids that we ride for are very special to us and to be able to do this tour is a huge honour,” Sales told the students. “Some of them win [their battles with cancer], some of them don’t, but through it all they inspire us.”
To donate or for more information visit www.tourdevalley.ca.